TAFE enrolments drop in Loddon Mallee under Labor

Monday 2 November 2015 Enrolments in government-subsidised training have dropped by 13 per cent in the Loddon Mallee region since Labor came to office new data has revealed. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the 2015 Half Yearly Training Market Report showed TAFEs were receiving less funding under Daniel…

Walsh Pledges Support To Volunteer Firefighters

2 November 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh joined with volunteer firefighters at Cohuna today 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…

Job Plan Fails Murray Plains

30 October 2015 The  Back to Work plan trumpeted by the Melbourne Labor Government to create 100 000 jobs over two years  has funded only ONE new job in  the entire electorate of Murray Plains in its first three months of operation. The Back to Work Scheme provides payroll tax relief to employers who hire…

Shade Grants Now Open

30 October 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging sports clubs and community groups to take advantage of the Community Shade Grants Program which is now open. The program provides grants of up to $50 000 to construct a new shade purchase a portable shade plant a natural…

National Youth Week Grants Available

21 October 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has called for local youth groups and organisations to apply for grants to fund 2016 National Youth Week celebrations. National Youth Week is an annual week-long celebration of Australia’s young people – aged between 12 and 25 – and will take…

Calls for Concessional Loans and Rates Relief for Farmers

20 October 2015  The Victoria Liberal-Nationals Coalition has urged the Andrews Labor Government to finalise a concessional loans package and consider offering municipal rates rebates and other practical support to Victoria’s drought affected farm communities. Comments from Leader of The Nationals and Shadow Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh: “On behalf of our struggling farmers we strongly…