Ag workforce looking for answers on jobs funds

Agriculture Minister Jaclyn Symes must explain why funds intended to provide direct employment in the agriculture sector will instead be used to prop up new jobs at Victoria’s Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs). The Andrews Government announced today that part of the $50 million Agriculture Workforce Plan will go to “job creation projects” at five of…

Sport Survival Grants available for clubs and associations

Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is urging local sports clubs and associations to apply for COVID-19 survival grants to help with operational costs. The Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package is available to assist community sporting clubs and associations. “The suspension of community sporting competitions due to the coronavirus has left a hole in…

Andrews Government shortchanges regional business

THE Andrews Labor Government is determined to export regional Victorian jobs and investment to other states according to Leader of The Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh. Horsham’s Australian Plant Proteins – a $20 million investment in Horsham – cannot get any help from the Victorian government. The company already has blueprints to double…

Victoria’s Belt and Road deal hasn’t saved farmers from China’s tariff attack (The Weekly Times)

Daniel Andrews has turned his back on Victorian producers, writes PETER WALSH. China’s unjustified decision to impose an 80 per cent tariff on Australian barley threatens Victorian jobs and our state’s economy. It clearly shows the cracks in Daniel Andrews’ secret Belt and Road deal with Beijing. Victorian farmers are being smashed by Chinese government…

Echuca Clubs and Pubs Thrown Under Economic Bus

THE Andrews Labor Government may send some – or all – of Echuca’s leading entertainment venues to the wall because of the Premier’s refusal to help protect the town’s local economy. On Monday Moama Bowling Club, the Border Inn, Moama RSL and Rich River Golf Club will be allowed to reopen. Member for Murray Plains…

Covid-19 Community Update

On Sunday 24 May, the Premier announced plans for further easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria as part of step 2. Two dates have been outlined in June, with phase one of Step 2 to be implemented from 1 June and phase two of Step 2 to be implemented from 22 June. Separately, changes are…