V/Line Chaos Impacts Rural Patients

12 February 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh says the Andrew Labor Government has shown contempt for rural patients who need to access public transport to attend medical appointments in Melbourne. Mr Walsh said he had been contacted by a Rochester senior citizen who regularly uses public transport to…

Echuca School Merger

11 February 2016 Constituency Question Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – (Question 6754) My constituency question is to the Minister for Education on behalf of the school communities of Echuca South Echuca West and the Echuca Specialist School. These three schools are going to be co-located on a new greenfield site and previously met with the minister to brief…

Premier Caught Out on “Free Kinder” Promise

10 February 2016 Premier Daniel Andrews has been caught out on his promise of free kindergarten for drought ravaged communities. On November 15 2015 Daniel Andrews told a community meeting at Birchip: “Free kinder so no kinder fees for anyone sending their kids to kinder over those 10 local government areas.” ABC Birchip Daniel Andrews…

Andrews Shamed Into Free Kinder Backflip

10 February 2016 “This is a win for local families but it shouldn’t have needed Daniel Andrews to be shamed on the floor of Parliament to deliver his promise. “For weeks the Andrews Government has been telling families that the free kinder program wasn’t meant for everyone. “If it wasn’t for the Coalition raising this…