Tongala Primary School Petitions for a 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…

Letter to the Editor – Parole

Dear Editor   The Liberal Nationals Coalition in government will make it law so that any convicted murderer is prevented from being released on parole if they have not provided police with the details on where the body of their victim is located. A convicted murderer cannot claim to be remorseful or rehabilitated if they…

Opinion piece: 1 year of Labor

Friday 27 November 2015 You might have seen or heard me refer to the state government as the “˜Melbourne Labor Government’ at some point this year. It might seem flippant but it’s a well-deserved title. As we reach the 12 month anniversary of Daniel Andrews’ government the list of examples of it prioritising the city…

Letter to the Editor – Family Violence

27 November 2015 The 2015 Australian of the year Rosie Batty addressed a special parliamentary sitting this week to draw attention to the tragedy of family violence in our community. Her speech and that of several others highlighted that family violence has no geographical boundaries and crosses all parts of society and all income levels…

Family Violence

26 November 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – As the Leader of The Nationals I rise to make a contribution on the take-note motion. As everyone would well know in this place family violence has no geographical boundaries and family violence crosses all parts of society and crosses all income levels in society. I would like to…

Grievances

25 November 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – Starting off I will take up the invitation of the Deputy Premier to talk about education. I will talk about the fact that the Deputy Premier is actually an Indian giver; while he gives with one hand he takes away portable classrooms with the other. He wanted to take…

Walsh Pledges to Support Volunteer Firefighters

23 November 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh joined with volunteer firefighters at Kyabram yesterday to support their entitlement to assistance under any future presumptive legislation. Mr Walsh called on Premier Daniel Andrews to deliver legislation that does not discriminate against the men and women in Victoria’s volunteer brigades…

Nothing New In Daniel Andrews’ Regional Statement

The Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Statement has failed to deliver new infrastructure projects or investment plans for the Loddon Campaspe Region. The Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said Labor had kept regional Victoria waiting a year for the statement. “Unfortunately for our area the Regional Statement is a very underwhelming document “ Mr…