Equal Education is a Right not a Privilege

14 August 2015 The students and teachers at Echuca Specialist School need and deserve a permanent home with access to capital funding and facilities to take them into the future. Echuca Specialist School provides education for children aged 5 to 18 years with moderate to severe intellectual and associated disabilities.    Member for Murray Plains Peter…

CFA Volunteers Deserve to Have their Voices Heard

14 August 2015 The short timeframe for submissions to the Fire Services Review has fueled concerns the Melbourne-based union will gain control of country fire fighting operations. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said there were even fears that the Andrews Labor Government would use the review to merge the…

Public Transport Review – Make Your Voice Heard

10 August 2015 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging  all local public transport travellers to have their say on the government’s review of public transport in regional Victoria. “Improved rail services are a key priority for regional Victorians “ Mr Walsh said. Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is…

Public Transport Review – Echuca Melbourne Line

10 August 2015 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging  all local public transport travellers to have their say on the government’s review of public transport in regional Victoria. “Improved rail services are a key priority for regional Victorians “ Mr Walsh said. Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is…

Ice Freezes Over Rural Victoria

7 August 2015 Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains used the Adjournment Debate in State Parliament this week to highlight the inequities young and vulnerable rural people suffer in comparision to their city peers. “The Melbourne Labor Government has failed dismally to resource regional and rural communities in the fight against ice…

Methamphetamine User Rehabilitation Services

6 August 2015 Adjournment Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Mental Health and it relates to an inquiry of the former Parliament’s Law Reform Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee into the supply and use of methamphetamines particularly ice in Victoria. The action I seek is that the minister put in…

Sessional Orders

6 August 2015 Business of the House Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to make a contribution to the debate on this motion. I start by suggesting to the Leader of the House after the appalling contribution from the member for Bundoora that the government might like to go out into the vestibule of the Parliament…

Yung Gunz Recognised In State Parliament

6 August 2015 Yung Gunz was this week recognized in State Parliament on the back of their success in reality television talent show Band Wars. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh paid tribute to the talented group of Swan Hill rock musician who are into the Grand Final. “Eli Keating Jason Forster Shannon Bishop Callum…

Echuca Business Recognised in State Parliament

6 August 2015 twistED – science at play was this week recognized in State Parliament on the back of their success in the 2015 Travel Inland Tourism Awards. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh paid tribute to one of Echuca’s newest businesses which last week won first place in the “New Tourism Category” of the…

Infrastructure funding

5 August 2015 – Matters of Public Importance Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to make a contribution on behalf of the opposition to the member for Werribee’s matter of public importance which to precis it in effect says to the opposition as the Premier has been saying for quite a while now ‘Get out of…