Reduction of Mental Health Resource is Perilous

23 June 2015 The Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has thrown down the gauntlet to the Melbourne Labor Government to continue the funding of a generalist youth mental health counsellor position at Swan Hill..   In State Parliament today Mr Walsh put a question to the Minister for Mental Health The Hon Martin Foley…

Walsh Leads Ministerial Delegation on Bridge

14 June 2015 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh MP led a bridge deputation to Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan MP at Parliament House on Thursday 11th June 2015.  “The second river crossing at Echuca Moama has always been a top priority for The Nationals “ Mr Walsh said.  Prior to…

Have Your Say on Rate Capping – Swan Hill

12 June 2015 Ratepayers across the Swan Hill Rural City Council area can have their say on the Andrews Labor Government’s proposed cap on rates. Nationals Member for Murray Plains said the Liberal-Nationals Coalition had always worked hard to lower the cost of living for families and agreed rates should be kept down. But  Mr…

Have Your Say on Rate Capping – Gannawarra

12 June 2015 Ratepayers across the Gannawarra Shire can have their say on the Andrews Labor Government’s proposed cap on rates. Nationals Member for Murray Plains said the Liberal-Nationals Coalition had always worked hard to lower the cost of living for families and agreed rates should be kept down. But  Mr Walsh said it was…

Have Your Say on Rate Capping – Campaspe

12 June 2015 Ratepayers across the Campaspe Shire can have their say on the Andrews Labor Government’s proposed cap on rates. Nationals Member for Murray Plains said the Liberal-Nationals Coalition had always worked hard to lower the cost of living for families and agreed rates should be kept down. But  Mr Walsh said it was…

Condolences Hon John Hamilton Simson

10 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise also to speak on the condolence motion for John Hamilton Simpson. I congratulate the current member for Niddrie for doing such a great job in his contribution on a previous member for Niddrie. We always learn more about members who we do not know personally when we…

Grievances – Government Performance

10 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to join the grievance debate. I grieve for all Victorians but I particularly grieve for country Victorians. I grieve because we have a dysfunctional government that is only interested in infighting in factional deals in rewarding factional mates and in being given its marching orders by its…

Condolences Hon. Joan Elizabeth Kirner AC

9 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I also join the condolence motion for Joan Kirner. A lot has been said about her career and a lot more will be said before this condolence motion has concluded but the thing I find intriguing in Joan’s biography is that her occupation is listed as ‘parent activist’. I…

Labor puts Murray Basin Rail on the back-burner

5 June 2015 As weeks turn into months without any sign of a business case it is becoming clear that the Andrews Labor Government is in no hurry to complete the vital Murray Basin Rail Project. Leader of The Nationals and Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh said farmers and rural communities remained in the…