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All Talk No Action on Bendigo Echuca line

Thursday 9th March 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has slammed the Labor Government’s announcement of yet another investigation into rail services on the Bendigo line. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan this week announced a study investigating how to use local transport to improve access to local employment…

Energy Relief Off Labor’s Small Business Agenda

Thursday 9th March 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that relief on skyrocketing gas and electricity prices for regional small businesses has been pushed to the backburner by the Andrews Government. Small Business Minister Philip Dalidakis refused to answer questions in Parliament today on whether his department was…

Election of Speaker

7th March 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I have the privilege of seconding the nomination of the member for Evelyn for the position. As all honourable members who have any decency would know there is a crisis of confidence in the very democracy that our forefathers and our foremothers died to protect. For the first time…

Business of the House – Program

7th March 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to support the manager of opposition business in his opposition to the government business program. In doing that can I say the most urgent issue before this house is dealing with the rorting by the previous Speaker and previous Deputy Speaker. Leave was refused for a motion…

Election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker

7th March 2017   Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – As you would know respect for the Speaker is something that has to be earned; it is not just a given. I must say that at this stage I am struggling – – Honourable members interjecting. The SPEAKER – Order! Members on my right! Mr WALSH – I am struggling to see that that…

Election of Deputy Speaker

7th March 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I have great pleasure to move: That the member for Mildura be appointed Deputy Speaker of this house. Honourable members interjecting. The SPEAKER – Order! Members on my right! We need to proceed with this election on the basis of silence respect to members and courtesy extended to all members…