Christmas Carols Off the Curriculum

15 December 2015 Students at Victorian Government schools will be stopped from learning or singing a wide selection of Christmas carols under new guidelines issued by the Melbourne Labor Government. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the restrictions are contained in a Fact Sheet sent out to school principals…

Local Clubs Share in Sports Grants – Gannawarra

15 December 2015 Local sporting clubs will receive funding as part of the first round of VicHealth’s 2015-16 Active Club Grants program. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh Nationals Member said the grants help clubs with expenses that are necessary but sometimes not justifiable through tight budgets. “It is vital…

Multicultural Grants Now Open

  14 December 2015 Multicultural groups in the Murray Plains electorate are being encouraged to apply for a  grant to run multicultural celebrations festivals and events across the electorate. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Multicultural Festivals and Events Funding (MFE) Program 2015-16 provided groups with the opportunity…

Discount Card for Working Seniors

9 December 2015 The Victorian Seniors Card has been expanded to provide business discounts to Victorians aged 60 and over and still working full time. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the new Seniors Business Discount Card was part of Victoria’s Seniors Participation Action Plan supported by the Liberal-National…

Kardinia Park Stadium Bill 2nd Reading

8 December 2015 Debate resumed from 11 November; motion of Mr EREN (Minister for Sport). Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – It is a pleasure to rise to speak on the Kardinia Park Stadium Bill 2015. The bill establishes the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust which is tasked with increasing the number and quality of events that are held at…

Why Not Wi Fi for Regional Commuters

8 December 2015 The Melbourne Labor Government’s announcement to cancel planned free Wi-Fi on V/line trains is another low blow to regional and rural commuters  according to Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh. “Daniel Andrews has not only cut the Country Roads and Bridges Program but now he’s betraying regional…

Tongala Primary School Petitions for Portable

4 December 2015 The Melbourne Labor Government has refused a request to provide a mod 5 portable/relocatable classroom to cater for Tongala Primary School’s increasing student enrolments. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains met with school council members today to distribute a petition protesting against this unfair decision. Mr Walsh said that…