Spirit of the ANZACs

28 April 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged local Year 9 and 10 students to apply for the 2016-17 Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize. “Following the fantastic support of ANZAC Day commemorative services across the Murray Plains electorate it is timely to encourage local students to make…

Budget Promises Big But Delivers Little

27 April 2016 Budget promises big but delivers little Today’s State Budget shows that the further you live from Melbourne the less you’ll get from the Andrews Labor Government. The 2016/17 Budget makes some big promises but actually delivers little. It will make almost no positive difference to the lives of rural and regional Victorians…

Echuca School Merger – Do The Sums Add Up

27 April 2016 The merging of Echuca Specialist School Echuca South Primary School and Echuca West Primary School took another step towards its long-awaited development with $11 million allocated to the project in today’s State Budget. The Budget includes $4.9 million to be spent in the 2016-17 financial year with $6 million to come the…

New School Tops Budget Wish List – Walsh

26 April 2016 The Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has listed the $25m new school redevelopment in Echuca West as his top priority for the upcoming State Budget. The new school will bring together Echuca Specialist School Echuca South Primary School and Echuca West Primary School onto a single greenfield…

Walsh Supports Telstra Business Women’s Awards

26 April 2016 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 2016 Telstra Business Women’s Awards. Mr Walsh said the Telstra Business Women’s Awards recognize and reward the courage leadership and creativity of Australia’s…

Labor Must Stand Up For CFA Volunteers

Friday 22 April 2016 It has been revealed that Premier Daniel Andrews is considering a deal that would give the city-based United Firefighters Union unprecedented power to control the CFA. Nationals Leader and Member for Murray Peter Walsh said the UFU was demanding the ability to veto CFA management decisions a move strongly opposed by…

Family Violence Makes Me Feel Sick – Walsh

21 April 2016 Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh delivered a passionate response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence Report in state parliament last week. Mr Walsh congratulated the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence on her work and what she has achieved and offered his bi-partisan support to…

Sporting Club Grants

19 April 2016 Sporting groups and organisations in the Murray Plains Electorate can benefit from the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund which is now open. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the fund helps provide high quality accessible community sport and recreation facilities across Victoria. “Local councils are able to…

Tanker Upgrade for Swan Hill

18 April 2016 The Swan Hill CFA Brigade will benefit from the supply of a new Heavy Tanker being delivered as a result of design and planning works undertaken by the Liberal/Nationals in government. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Swan Hill tanker was one of 40 currently…

Tanker Upgrade for Kerang CFA

18 April 2016 The Kerang CFA Brigade will benefit from the supply of a new Heavy Tanker being delivered as a result of design and planning works undertaken by the Liberal/Nationals in government. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Kerang tanker was one of 40 currently being built…