Statement on changed restrictions for regional Victoria

Country people are at our wits end being dragged into the turmoil of Labor’s policy of statewide lockdowns to tackle outbreaks in Melbourne. While there continues to be no active cases of COVID-19 outside of Melbourne, today’s announcement of eased restrictions for regional Victoria is the news families, businesses, communities and the Liberal Nationals have…

Walsh says we need to plan for tomorrow and beyond

The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, said he is still in “shocked disbelief at the sheer arrogance of the acting Premier and his head health honcho and their combined defence of Victoria’s never ending COVID mismanagement”. He said when rightly asked how he could defend Victoria’s contact tracing program, Professor Brett…

Labor changes selling farmers down the river

Farmers fear they will be exposed to safety risks of unattended campfires and the burden of cleaning up waste left by campers under Labor’s proposed changes to camping on licenced river frontages. The changes will see landholders essentially forced to act as park rangers and campground caretakers with the responsibility of managing and cleaning up…

Regional Victoria robbed in state budget says Walsh

The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, says rural and regional Victorians have been robbed in this week’s Labor State Budget. Mr Walsh says the Andrews Labor Government’s latest budget sends a clear message this is a government that’s out of money and raiding the pockets of country families, farmers and small…

Fruit fly cuts a bitter pill to swallow

A plan to slash funding to Victoria’s fight against Queensland fruit fly will make it harder for our farmers to fight off outbreaks of the destructive pest. The Andrews Labor Government has confirmed today it will slash fruit fly funds in the 2021-22 State Budget with just $5.3 million to be allocated to community grants…