LETTER TO THE EDITOR – Re: Country Roads

Dear Editor, Regional Victorians have been forgotten in the push towards zero road fatalities. One fatality is one too many, whether on country roads or roads in Melbourne. But new data shows country Victorians are being left behind in the push towards zero, with the regional road toll only falling about 20 per cent since…

Overdue grants, no workers: Labor’s plan to fix seasonal worker shortage

Farmers are still falling victim to the Andrews Labor Government’s fundamental misunderstanding of Victoria’s $15.9 billion agriculture sector. Labor’s Agriculture Minister claimed that government grants announced today will build accommodation to “support this season’s harvest workers”. But Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh said this year’s harvest was over for many farmers and well underway…

Get on-board the school bus inquiry

The Nationals Leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, is encouraging everyone in rural and regional Victoria to participate in a new public inquiry into the use of school buses by the wider community. Mr Walsh said the Legislative Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee inquiry is focused on whether the use of school buses…