Apply Now For Sporting Clubs Grants

Thursday 29th June 2017 Grants allowing grassrooots sporting clubs to update their equipment upskill volunteers and coaches improve their operational effectiveness and introduce new participants are now open for applications. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged all local clubs and organisations to apply for round one of the…

Federal Liberal Nationals’ $1.42bn regional rail boost

Tuesday 27 June 2017   The Liberal-Nationals in Federal Government have delivered for regional Victoria where Daniel Andrews and his city-centric Labor Government failed. Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester The Nationals Member for Gippsland has put our country communities on the right track with the Commonwealth Government’s $1.42 billion investment in country rail. Daniel…

Nationals Win for Shires and Regional Victoria

Tuesday 27th June 2017 Strong opposition from the Liberal-Nationals in the Victorian Parliament has resulted in the Andrews Labor Government abandoning unpopular plans to centralise Victorian property valuations to the Valuer-General’s office in Melbourne. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said an amendment to remove Part 9 of the State…

New report on Murray Darling Basin Plan

Monday 26 June 2017   The Murray Darling Basin Plan’s (MDBP) additional 450GL upwater must be scrapped. A fresh push from the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists today to deliver the 450GL upwater in full fails to recognise that removing more water will have devastating socio-economic impacts on southern Basin communities. There was no evidence…

Labor’s CFA Split To Be Scrutinised

Friday 23rd June 2017 The Andrews Labor Government’s plan to split the CFA will be further scrutinised by a parliamentary committee following outrage at Daniel Andrews’ failure to properly consult with CFA volunteers. In State Parliament this week the Upper House passed a motion proposed by Liberal and Nationals MPs to refer the Bill to…

Unemployment Rises Again In North West Victoria

Friday 23rd June 2017 Jobs in north-west Victoria are disappearing under Daniel Andrews but he is standing idly by and doing nothing Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has said. New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows there are now 5976 people unemployed in north-west Victoria putting the unemployment rate at 7.8…

Letter to the Editor – Bills In Parliament

Friday 23rd June 2017   To the editor   The following Bills were introduced last week to the Victorian Parliament which may be of interest to Murray Plains residents:   Planning and Building Legislation Amendment (Housing Affordability and Other Matters) Bill 2017   Health Legislation Amendment (Quality and Safety) Bill 2017   Yarra River Protection…

Members Statement – Steam Rally Echuca Moama

Thursday 22nd June 2017 I  had the opportunity to open the 54th Rotary Club of Echuca-Moama steam rally a great event for Echuca.  Over 700 exhibitors were in the rally and took great pride in restoring and bringing along the vintage machinery. Over 200 volunteers assisted and congratulations go to Cliff Downey as the event organiser for all…

Members Statement – Eastlink Tolls

Thursday 22 June 2017 I would like to raise the concerns of country Victorians who use utes as their primary vehicle. When they come to Melbourne they are now charged a lot higher EastLink tolls. Country people who have a ute who have to come to Melbourne for work or pleasure are severely disadvantaged by…