All Heyfield jobs must be saved

Friday 15 September 2017   Background The glaring omission in the Andrews Government’s confirmation of the Heyfield mill sale is a promise that all 250 jobs will be saved. Labor MP Harriet Shing promised in March the mill would”not lose jobs overall” if the Government became a buyer of last resort but Agriculture Minister Jaala…

Keeping the lights on in Victoria

Thursday 14 September 2017   Statement from Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh The closure of Hazelwood Power Station this year saw the loss of 750 jobs and Victoria’s baseload energy capacity drop by 22 per cent. Increases to average annual power bills for homes and businesses have been far worse than the Andrews Labor…

Have your say on roads

Tuesday 12 September 2017 Reports that Daniel Andrews will reduce the speed limit to 70 kmh on some unsealed country roads is just lazy policy by a lazy government Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has said. The Andrews Labor Government has flagged the government is considering a proposal to reduce the speed limit on…

Labor’s Heyfield mill jobs promise in tatters

Thursday 7 September 2017   The Andrews Labor Government has broken its promise to the Heyfield community that jobs will not be lost at the Heyfield mill. In Parliament today Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford failed to stand by a promise from Labor’s Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing in March that the mill would”not lose…

Condolences – Hon Fiona Richardson

Tuesday 5th September 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I also join the condolence motion for Fiona Richardson. Fiona Richardson was a passionate Victorian committed to her family who are in the gallery here today and committed to her community and to making Victoria a better place. Fiona was born in Tanzania of Irish heritage. As Fiona…

Country hospitals hit by rising power bills

Wednesday 23 August 2017   The Andrews Labor Government has refused to commit to providing more funding to country hospitals facing skyrocketing power bills. In Parliament on Wednesday Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio would not guarantee additional energy costs at country hospitals – expected to be worth about $2 million in western Victoria alone – would…