Freight upgrades off track under Labor

Wednesday 6 June 2018   Labor’s botched upgrade of the Maryborough to Ararat rail line has left the line in a disastrous state just five months after it was reopened. The revelation follows Daniel Andrews’ decision to put an indefinite hold on Stage 3 of the $440 million Murray Basin Rail Project a project initiated…

Labor derails Murray Basin Rail Project

Tuesday 5 June 2018   Multi-million dollar investments by freight businesses in Victoria’s west and north-west have been significantly impacted by Daniel Andrews’ Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan’s decision to put an indefinite hold on the Murray Basin Rail Project. Today in State Parliament Question Time Jacinta Allan couldn’t say when the next stage of…

Nuffield Scholarship A Great Opportunity

Thursday 31st May 2018 Leader of The Nationals and Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh MP is encouraging young primary producers and managers to submit an application to the 2019 round of Nuffield Farming Scholarships. Mr Walsh said the awarding of a Nuffield Farming Scholarship is one of the most prestigious recognitions of achievements and…

Murray Basin Rail Project grinds to a halt under Labor

Wednesday 30 May 2018   Labor has derailed the critical Murray Basin Rail Project. Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan was caught out at the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC) hearing at Parliament House this morning and was forced to admit the vital freight upgrade project had ground to a halt under Labor. Under questioning…

Electoral Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Electoral Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 Second reading Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (14:35:17) – I rise to make a contribution on the Electoral Legislation Amendment Bill 2018. I suppose I cannot help but respond to the member for Yuroke and her contribution near the end there when she was talking about the end of the bunting wars and…

Grants Available for Crime Prevention in Murray Plains

Wednesday 23rd May 2018 Community groups and councils can now access grants for local crime prevention initiatives across the Murray Plains electorate. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh MP today encouraged local councils to apply for up to $250 000 under the Public Safety Infrastructure Fund (PSIF).  Mr Walsh said…

Funds for Sports Clubs to Buy Defibrillators

Wednesday 23rd May 2018 Local sporting clubs are encouraged to apply for an automatic defibrillator to help save the lives of players officials and spectators. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program was now open and provided clubs with funding to purchase…

Flying squads to support growing regional communities

  An elected Liberal Nationals government will restore the planning flying squads to support development and investment growth in regional Victoria. The Council Planning Flying Squad program will take the pressure off Victoria’s rural and regional councils which are under increasing pressure from rates capping rising costs and skills shortages. Announcing the policy in Lakes…