Local History Grants Available

Tuesday 14th November 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged community groups to apply for a share in $350 000 in funding for projects that preserve and share stories from our past. Mr Walsh said this latest round of grants of up to $15 000 is available through…

Labor must commit to 12 month extension on eID

Friday 10 November 2017   The Andrews Labor Government’s late announcement today of a price for electronic identification (eID) tags for sheep and goats next year is long overdue. Jaala Pulford promised to give primary producers certainty “˜in the first half’ of 2017 only to force them to wait until nearly Christmas. Today’s announcement fails…

Community Shade Grants Program Now Open

Wednesday 8th November 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging sports clubs not-for-profit organisations and community groups across the Murray Plains electorate to take advantage of the third and final round of the Community Shade Grants Program which is now open.   Mr Walsh said funding was available…

Fight For Random House Continues

Friday 3rd November 2017 The Melbourne Labor Government is arrogantly ignoring the issues at Random House despite the Rochester community’s concerns Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh  said in parliament this week.   The Murray Plains MP said the heritage listed house and gardens has been allowed to fall into…

Rail Freight Advisory Council

Wednesday 1 November 2017   If Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan is genuinely committed to making Victoria’s freight rail network as “˜efficient and safe as possible’ Labor should fund upgrades at level crossings on the Maryborough to Mildura freight line. The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of a Rail Freight Advisory Council to…

ROYAL COMMISSION INTO VICTORIA’S FIRE SERVICES

Monday 30th October 2017 A Liberal Nationals Government will initiate a Royal Commission into Fire Services in Victoria. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said a Royal Commission which is completely independent of government will take the politics out of the bitter dispute over Victoria’s Fire Services “It’s time that…

Dog breeders slam Labor’s secrecy on change

Thursday 26 October 2017   Background Alarm bells are ringing for Victorian dog breeders as the Andrews Labor Government dithers on its proposed Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms And Pet Shops) Bill 2016. Breeders and stakeholder groups continue to highlight an ongoing lack of consultation and secrecy on changes to the original Bill. Agriculture Minister…