VicHealth Grants Boost Female Participation

Tuesday 5th December 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has congratulated two local sporting clubs who have received funding under Round 1 of the VicHealth Active Club Grants Program 2017-18. “This latest round of funding is aimed at getting more women and girls to take part in sport something…

A website won’t fix country roads

Tuesday 5 December 2017   Today Labor’s Roads Minister Luke Donnellan detailed his “˜bold plan’ to fix country Victoria’s deteriorating road network – a new website. Country Victorians don’t need a website to tell us regional and rural roads have been seriously neglected by the Andrews Labor Government. What’s worse is that Luke Donnellan’s “˜bold…

Cohuna Hospital Fight Taken to Parliament

Monday 4th December 2017 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has sought a commitment from the Victorian Health Minister that the Cohuna Hospital will remain as a stand-alone hospital including midwifery services. The plea came as a result of a recent decision taken without consultation to bypass all midwifery…

Rural Chances Scholarships Now Open

Friday 1st December 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging young people who are wanting to study at TAFE or undertake an apprenticeship to apply for a new scholarship. The Rural Chances Scholarships are for young rural Victorians who have career aspirations but are facing significant financial or…

Letter to the Editor: Bills introduced to Victorian Parliament 28-30 November 2017

Thursday 30 November 2017 To the editor The following Bills which were introduced to the Victorian Parliament this week may be of interest to Murray Plains residents:  Financial Management and Constitution Acts Amendment Bill 2017 Major Events Legislation Amendment (Ticket Scalping and Other Matters) Bill 2017 Primary Industries Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 More information on…

Breastscreen Victoria

Friday 24th November 2017  Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged local women aged over 50 to have a free screening mammogram every two years. The call follows the release of results by BreastScreen Victoria this week showing that 59% of the eligible female population in the Murray Plains…