Labor must extend funds for eID

Friday 24 March 2017   Background The Andrews Government must offer further financial assistance to Victorian producers to implement Labor’s rushed and poorly-funded mandatory electronic identification (eID) scheme. Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford announced late last year that Labor would go-it-alone on mandatory eID offering just one month’s consultation and subsidies for the first year only.…

Bills Introduced to Victorian Parliament March 21-23 2017

Bills introduced to Victorian Parliament March 21-23 2017 This week five Bills were introduced to the Victorian Parliament which may be of interest to Murray Plains residents. The Bills are as follows: Land Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Amendment (Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner) Bill 2017 Worksafe Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 Crimes…

Labor must immediately review exclusion zones

Monday 20 March 2017   The Andrews Labor Government must immediately review the 200 metre exclusion zones which are impacting available timber for harvest in Victoria’s working forests. These zones were adopted on recommendation from the Leadbeater’s Possum Advisory Group with the intention to review once 200 colonies were identified. To date 569 colonies have…

Hornets

Peter Walsh Hornets Show Some Sting

Monday 20th March 2017   Future Sportstars of the Year displayed their skills at Kyabram Sports and Entertainment Centre last week for the first round of Basketball Kyabram’s junior final series. The teams have all received generous sponsorship from the business community and the local MP also chipped in to get the competition up and…

Quambatook School

Closure of Quambatook School

Monday 20th March 2017 Comment from Peter Walsh MP Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh visited Quambatook recently in response to the closure of the Quambatook Group School. “I had received correspondence from passionate local advocate Chelle Espagne and it was good to call in personally and talk with her…

Heyfield mill

Friday 17 March 2017   The Andrews Government has disgracefully abandoned 260 workers at Australian Sustainable Hardwoods’ Heyfield mill by failing to guarantee a viable timber supply. Labor’s half-baked offer to purchase the mill at the 11th hour again confirms Daniel Andrews has no problem playing political games with Victorian jobs. Instead Daniel Andrews has…

Min-Co must examine SA’s barrages

Wednesday 15 March 2017 Background Building a Lock Zero at Wellington before water from the Murray River flows into South Australia’s Lower Lakes should be on the agenda for Friday’s Ministerial Council in Mildura. Five barrages are installed through the Lower Lakes system downstream from Lake Alexandrina. Up to 950GL of water is lost each…

Men’s Shed Funding Available

Wednesday 15th March 2017 The 2017 Men’s Shed Funding Round is now open. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains said grants of up to $60 000 are now available to construct a new men’s shed   redevelop an existing shed or co-locate a  shed. Mr Walsh said refurbishment grants of up to…