Labor must reject calls for logging bans

Wednesday 26 April 2017   Background The Andrews Government must immediately rule out harvesting bans that would destroy Victoria’s timber industry. Reports in The Weekly Times today indicate the Environment Minister is “˜considering’ a call from Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum that would prevent Victoria’s timber industry accessing regrowth timber. It was revealed last week that…

Grants For Kindergartens Up For Grabs

Thursday 19th April 2017 Kindergartens across the Murray Plains Electorate are being encouraged to apply for funding for refurbishments and to improve their IT capabilities. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said applications have opened for the Children’s Facilities Capital Program. “There are three categories of funding open to kindergartens…

Letter to the Editor (Law and Order)

Wednesday 19 April 2017   Dear Editor More and more country Victorians do not feel safe in their own homes and it is no wonder. Victoria’s crime rate has skyrocketed 20 per cent since December 2014 – it is clear the Andrews Government’s soft touch isn’t working. In the past year alone assaults have spiked…

More Funding Needed for Kyabram P-12 College

Thursday 13th April 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is calling on the Andrews Labor Government to commit funding to the Kyabram P-12 College in the May State Budget. “Prior to the November 2014 election the Liberal-Nationals Coalition announced $10 million to enable the college to finally construct its…

Echuca Specialist School Must Be Funded

Tuesday 11th April 2017 In the lead up to the May State Budget Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is again calling on the Andrews Labor Government to allocate additional infrastructure funding to the Echuca Schools Regeneration Project. Mr Walsh said the Andrews Labor Government has critically underfunded the community…

Volunteer Action Grants On Offer

Monday 10th April 2017 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged community and volunteer groups Traditional Owner groups not-for-profit environmental organisations and schools focused on environmental projects to apply for funding through the $1 million Community and Volunteer Action Grants. Mr Walsh said the grants were designed to…

Telstra Business Women’s Awards

Monday 10th April 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has called on the community to celebrate the achievements of exceptional business women by nominating them for the 2017 Telstra Business Women’s Awards. Mr Walsh said the Telstra Business Women’s Awards play a critical role in raising the profile of…

Regional business hit by energy price rise

Thursday 6 April 2017   Rising gas and electricity prices are a massive challenge facing our regional businesses this year. With the closure of Hazelwood Power Station on March 31 and no baseload power alternative from the Andrews Government it’s only going to get worse. The closure of Hazelwood is the result Daniel Andrews always…