Water Minister Urged to Submit Mitiamo Application

Friday 8th March 2019 Water Minister Lisa Neville has been given the hurry up to submit the Mitiamo Pipeline project’s formal application for Commonwealth funding. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said he and his Federal colleague Damian Drum had ensured the Prime Minister Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Water Minister are all aware of…

Minister clueless on promised drought cash grants

Wednesday 6 March 2019   Agriculture Minister Jaclyn Symes failed to give even basic details on how the State’s Drought Hardship Support will roll out when questioned in State Parliament today. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath questioned Minister Symes after being inundated with calls from Gippsland farmers who are trying to access…

Walsh Issues Invitation to Parliament House

Friday 1st March 2019 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has issued an invitation to the people of Murray Plains Electorate to visit Parliament House on Sunday 17th March 2019. “The Victorian Parliament is celebrating Cultural Diversity Week with an open day filled with music dancing and food from around…

Grants Available to Support Country Cricket

Monday 25 February 2019 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging clubs to submit an application to the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund which is also open to councils and the Grassroots Cricket Fund. “The Grassroots Cricket Fund is open to clubs situated only in regional and rural areas with…

Labor to axe Regional Development Fund

Thursday 21st February 2019 The Andrews Labor Government look set to axe Victoria’s dedicated Regional Development Fund. Established by the previous Liberal Nationals government the successful fund has invested $1 billion over eight year into regional Victorian communities. Funding for the program expires on June 30 this year but the new Regional Development Minister Jaclyn…

Labor Blocks Firefighters Presumptive Rights Bill

Thursday 21 February 2019 Labor MPs have again used their numbers in the Victorian Parliament to block the introduction of a scheme to pay compensation for volunteers and paid firefighters with cancer. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that the Fair Presumptive Rights for Firefighters Bill was originally introduced…

Local irrigators win more time to have a say

Local irrigators will have an extra two weeks to provide feedback on a draft plan to manage Northern Victoria’s water resources despite the Andrews Government’s attempts to rush consultation. The Nationals supported irrigators’ calls for proper consultation on the 1000-page draft Water Resource Plan a vital plank of the Murray Darling Basin Plan securing an…