Victoria – The Crime Capital of Australia

6th  April 2017 Victoria under Daniel Andrews is now the undisputed crime capital of Australia. Figures released today show that for the year 2016 crime rates in Victoria increased by 10.2% compared to NSW crime rates which increased by just 0.41%. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that under…

Harriet Shing too busy to act on wild dogs

Wednesday 5 April 2017   The Andrews Labor Government’s bungled management of Victoria’s Wild Dog Control program has gone from bad to worse as wild dog numbers and attacks on livestock increase. “Wild dogs are a significant challenge for North East and far East Gippsland livestock farmers and feeble excuses from Labor’s local MP Harriet…

Victoria Facing An Energy Crisis Under Labor

Tuesday 28th March 2017 Under Daniel Andrews the Hazelwood Power Station is shutting down and electricity bills are powering up according to Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh. Mr Walsh said that the Andrews Labor Government has tripled the tax on coal and introduced a state-based Renewable Energy Target of…

Regional Ministerial Taskforce

Dear Editor As Daniel Andrews and his city-centric Labor Government focus effort and funding on Melbourne it was refreshing to hear the Federal Government announce a new Regional Ministerial Taskforce. With Victorian Nationals Minister Darren Chester alongside Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce there’s no doubt that our communities will benefit. The taskforce will look at initiatives…

Echuca Fire Station opening

Echuca Fire Station Opening

As a show of commitment to country Victoria The Liberal Nationals Coalition in government delivered 250 CFA stations across the State as part of a $125 million investment. The completion of the new $1.8m Echuca Fire Station in High Street South is testament to that investment. The Echuca Fire Brigade has always been an important part…

Labor must extend funds for eID

Friday 24 March 2017   Background The Andrews Government must offer further financial assistance to Victorian producers to implement Labor’s rushed and poorly-funded mandatory electronic identification (eID) scheme. Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford announced late last year that Labor would go-it-alone on mandatory eID offering just one month’s consultation and subsidies for the first year only.…

London Attack

Thursday 23rd March 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (By leave) – I rise to join the Premier and the Leader of the Opposition on behalf of The Nationals to express my condolences to those who have lost their lives and those who have been critically injured in the attack at Westminster in England. As was said on…

Business of the House – Adjournment

Thursday 23rd March 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to support the manager of opposition business in opposing the adjournment of the house. In starting I make an observation about the member for Essendon’s contribution on how busy allegedly those on that side of the house are in their electorates. We are elected to the…

Natural Gas Resources

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to make a contribution on behalf of the Liberal and National parties on the motion before the house from the Minister for Industry and Employment about gas. I have listened with interest to the member for Eltham make her contribution. She talked about what the people…