School Drought Funding Shortfall

  21 March 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has criticised an Andrews Labor Government funding program which is designed to provide a one-off drought assistance payment to students. Mr Walsh said the Camps Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) program which provides grants of $375 per student was only…

Walsh Supports CFA Following Review

21 March 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh today gave his total support to the Country Fire Authority following the announcement that it would not be merged with the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. Mr Walsh said he was pleased the government had decided not to merge the CFA and MFB…

Up to $700 million secured for regional Victoria

Wednesday 9 March 2016 The Liberal-Nationals have secured three times as much funding for regional Victoria from the sale of the Port of Melbourne lease than was offered by Daniel Andrews. The Liberal-Nationals will support an amended version of the Delivering Victorian Infrastructure (Port of Melbourne Lease Transaction) Bill 2015 in Parliament. In those amendments…

Adjournment – SunniTAFE Nursing Course

8 March 2016 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – The matter I raise is for the Minister for Training and Skills in the other place. It concerns SuniTAFE in Swan Hill and particularly the diploma of nursing course which is supposedly being delivered at the Swan Hill campus. The minister will be attending the SuniTAFE Swan Hill campus…

Community Heritage Grants Now Open

8 March 2016 The National Library of Australia has announced the 2016 Community Heritage Grants Program which is providing grants of up to $15 000 to assist in the preservation of cultural heritage collections of national significance. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the program comes with the acknowledgement…

Shade Grants Now Open for Murray Plains Schools

4 March 2016 Local schools across the Murray Plains electorate are encouraged to apply for funding from the 2016 School Shade Grants Program which is now open. The grants program provides grants of up to $25 000 to Victorian schools to develop shaded areas including the establishment of new shade repair of old shade areas…