Members Statement – Swan Hill Jockey Club

Thursday 22nd June 2017 I want to congratulate the Swan Hill Jockey Club for another very successful three days of racing over the June racing carnival in Swan Hill. Local trainers were very prominent in the winner’s circle and congratulations go to Jane Duncan Con Kelly and Austy Coffey who trained winners over those three…

Labor protecting wild dogs not farmers

Thursday 22 June 2017   Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has failed to explain in Parliament today why she appointed not one but two dingo conservationists to her long overdue Wild Dog Control Advisory Committee. Despite both being outspoken critics of the use of bounties and baiting programs the two university researchers will now be providing…

Native vegetation laws

Wednesday 21 June 2017   The Andrews Labor Government is on notice that it must get on with native vegetation law reforms. The Victorian Farmers Federation has warned the number of trees on Victorian farmland will continue to decline unless the system is made more workable for farmers. A review of Victoria’s native vegetation laws…

Constituency Question – Rochester Police

Tuesday 20th June 2017 My constituency question is to the Minister for Police and it is on behalf of Glenda Nichol and the Rochester Business Network. The Rochester Business Network organised a petition calling for increased police resources for Rochester which had over 900 signatures. The Rochester jewellery store has recently been robbed for the third…

Labor sparks Heyfield mill fire sale

Tuesday 20 June 2017   Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford still refuses to admit the Labor Government’s offer to buy the Heyfield mill is just smoke and mirrors. In Parliament today Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath asked the Minister why the Andrews Labor Government failed to make a commercially realistic offer to the mill…

Crime Up 20 per cent in Gannawarra

Thursday 15th June 2017 Daniel Andrews refuses to take action to fix the violent crime rate in Victoria Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has said. New figures released by the Victorian Crime Statistics Agency today show crime across the Gannawarra region rose 19.93 per cent since December 2014. This is an increase from 557…

Crime Up 25 per cent in Campaspe

Thursday 15th June 2017 Daniel Andrews refuses to take action to fix the violent crime rate in Victoria Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has said. New figures released by the Victorian Crime Statistics Agency today show crime across the Campaspe region has risen a staggering 24.65 per cent since December 2014. Total offences were…

Kyabram Police Petition Response Overwhelming

Wednesday June 14th 2017 The Kyabram community has responded with overwhelming support for a petition for an increased police presence in the town with over 1 600 signatures collected in a four week campaign. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the community’s response to the issue and their support…