Labor re-writes history on wild dogs

March 18 2015 Yet again the Andrews Labor Government is re-writing history to hide the fact it’s doing absolutely nothing for regional Victoria. Today in the Weekly Times Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford has misled the public by claiming she was delivering “what the Coalition couldn’t” through so-called “legislative changes” to allow mobile wild dog…

Grants Awarded for National Youth Week

17 March 2015 Swan Hill Rural City Council and Northern District Community Health have been awarded grants of $2 000 each to hold events and activities as part of National Youth Week 2015 Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said today. “National Youth Week  is a celebration of young people and the important role they…

National Sorry Day

Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (By leave) – I am very pleased that we are taking this opportunity today in theVictorian Parliament to reflect on National Sorry Day and also National Reconciliation Week which beginstomorrow. National Sorry Day has been a fixture on our calendar since May 1997 when the CommonwealthParliament’s Bringing Them Home report was released…

State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 2015

Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to join the debate on the State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 20I 5. I listened with interest to the contribution of the member for Macedon who talked about the finest and the bestlegislation. 1 point out to the member that merely reading the guidelines into Hansard does not…

Free Information Services for Seniors

16 March 2015 Seniors Information Victoria is keen to make sure all Victorian seniors are aware of the benefits of their free information service for older Victorians their workers families and friends. The Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that Seniors Information provides practical information on a very wide range of issues included…

Walsh Dismay at Cage Fight Hypocrisy

The Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh  is appalled that a violent combat style competition staged in a cage has been given the go ahead by the Andrews Labor Government.  “In government the Liberal Nationals Coalition was strongly focussed on preventing all forms of violence in Victoria and that definitely included cage fighting “…

FARMERS DESERVE ANSWERS ON PORT

12 March 2015 Rural and regional Victoria continues to be neglected by the Andrews Labor Government with increased rents at the Port of Melbourne likely to hurt farmers’ incomes. Rents at the Port of Melbourne have been flagged to increase by up to 800 per cent as Daniel Andrews prepares to fatten up the port…

Walsh Demands Answers on the Port of Melbourne

 12 March 2015 The Andrews Labor Government continues to discriminate against country Victorians with   rents mooted to increase by up to 800 % as it prepares to sell the lease of the Port of Melbourne. The sale of the lease of the Port of Melbourne is the cornerstone funding for the Andrews Labor Government  pre-election…

First 100 days of Labor neglect

11 March 2015 In its first 100 days the Andrews Labor Government has shown its total lack of interest in rural and regional Victoria. Daniel Andrews has spent his time continually finding excuses to delay and abandon country projects. He made a promise to govern for all Victorians but has clearly forgotten that our state…