Ombudsman Jurisdiction

Thursday 9th February 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – Despite the urging from the member for Bendigo East we do not support this motion and we will not be supporting this motion. I think the manager of opposition business put the case very very clearly around precedents of law and history as to why this motion should…

Adjournment – Business of the House

Thursday 9th February 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – Despite the urging from the member for Bendigo East we do not support this motion and we will not be supporting this motion. I think the manager of opposition business put the case very very clearly around precedents of law and history as to why this motion should…

Shadow Ministry

Thursday 9th February 2017   Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I would just like to inform the house of some changes to the shadow ministry. I welcome the member for Lowan to the shadow ministry and she will have the portfolios of mental health consumer affairs and seniors. The member for Gippsland East will continue with the…

Softly Softly on Violence has People Seething

Thursday 9th February 2017 Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh delivered a passionate and at times angry contribution in parliament this week expressing his heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the victims and the families of the Bourke Street Mall tragedy. The effects on those families will live with them forever…

Bourke Street Tragedy

Tuesday 7th February 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise as Leader of The Nationals to support the motion and support the Leader of the Opposition the Premier the Deputy Premier and all members of this house in expressing my heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the victims and the families of this absolute tragedy that occurred…

Labor’s dairy grants under-funded and over-promised

Tuesday 7 February 2017 Daniel Andrews under-funded and over-promised on grants offered to farmers hit by the dairy crisis. Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh said just 332 of Victoria’s 4200 dairy farmers received funding from the Dairy Development Grants Scheme before the grants ran out. “Victoria’s dairy farmers were handed scraps off the table…

Walsh-Bull: Labor failing our forestry workers

Tuesday 7 February 2017   Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has failed to explain why the Andrews Government refuses to stand up for thousands of jobs in Victoria’s forestry industry. In Parliament’s Upper House today Nationals members Luke O’Sullivan and Melina Bath directly asked Ms Pulford why Labor’s Forestry Industry Taskforce which the Premier said would…