Bills Introduced to Victorian Parliament May 8-9 2018

Friday 11th May 2018   To the editor   This week the following Bills were introduced to the Victorian Parliament which may be of interest to Murray Plains residents Electoral Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018 Justice Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2018 Serious Offenders Bill…

Members Statement – Rural Doctor Shortage

Members Statement – Rural Doctor Shortage Rural general practitioners Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (09:42:16) – I raise the concerns of the Kerang district community about the critical shortage of doctors in the town. Kerang and district have been well served over many years by some long-serving doctors like Dr Wood Dr Keogh and Lindsay and Dianne Sherriff but they…

Premier for Melbourne snubs Regional Victoria

Thursday 10 May 2018   Once again Daniel Andrews and Labor have snubbed regional Victorians by voting down a motion that would have seen a sitting of parliament held in regional Victoria next year. Regional sittings are an opportunity for communities outside of Melbourne to see the Parliament in action and for city MPs to…

Appropriation Bill 2018 – Budget Reply

Appropriation Bill 2018 – Budget Reply Tuesday 8 May 2018 Second reading Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (14:57:16) – I rise to make my contribution on this year’s budget. From the point of view of regional Victorians this budget gives them a very very raw deal. The state budget should be about how people are actually better off.…

Labor’s raw deal for Victorian farmers

Tuesday 8 May 2018   Agriculture is the backbone of communities across Victoria but Daniel Andrews continues to hand our regional industries a raw deal. Labor’s latest State Budget makes its priorities clear: protect inner-city votes at any cost with a green agenda that treats our agricultural industries as an after-thought. Labor’s State Budget has…

Labor all bark and no bite on wild dog control

Tuesday 8 May 2018   Background Daniel Andrews’ city-centric Labor government is leaving livestock – and farmers’ livelihoods – under threat. Wild dog controllers have been banned from using larger dog control traps due to”animal welfare concerns”. These traps are used to trap wild dogs that viciously maim disembowel and kill lambs calves and native…

Grassroots Sport Gets Belted Under Daniel Andrews

Monday 7th May 2018 Victoria’s grassroots sports clubs are being forced to borrow money – and pay it back with interest – under the Andrews Labor Government while big business gets a free kick. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that despite these loans being sold as “interest-free-loans” under…