No certainty for Vic forestry jobs

Wednesday 22 February 2017   The Andrews Government’s hostility toward Victoria’s forestry industry will bleed jobs Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh has said. Mr Walsh said workers at two major forestry businesses in East Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley would be devastated at Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford’s failure to commit to doing anything to…

Equipment Upgrade for Rochester CFA

Friday 17th February 2017 The Rochester CFA has received a funding boost under the first round of the Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the brigade had applied for new lighting and has been successful with a grant of $4 470. Mr Walsh…

Equipment Upgrade for Echuca SES

Friday 17th February 2017 EQUIPMENT UPGRADE FOR ECHUCA SES  The Echuca SES Unit has received a funding boost under the first round of the Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Echuca unit had applied for a new light tower and has been…

Time’s running out for Dan’s wasteful desal

Tuesday 14 February 2017   Background The Andrews Labor Government is still planning to dump 50GL of desalinated water into Melbourne’s water storages. Melbourne’s storages are at a healthy 68.3 per cent but Daniel Andrews is going to dump his desal water in just before the winter filling season starts. At Parliament’s Budget Outlook hearing…

Letter to the Editor – Bills Introduced to Parliament

Monday 13th February 2017 To the editor Last week four  Bills were introduced to the Victorian Parliament which may be of interest to Murray Plains residents. Of great importance to regional Victorians is the Country Fire Authority Amendment (Protecting Volunteer Firefighters) Bill 2016 introduced by the Liberal Nationals Coalition in the Legislative Council this week.…

Swan Hill Hearing for Autism Services Inquiry

Friday 10th February 2017 The Parliamentary Inquiry into the availability and adequacy of services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder will visit Swan Hill next week. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the public hearing will provide an important opportunity to highlight the demanding challenges autism presents in a…

Softly Softly on Violence has People Seething

Thursday 9th February 2017 Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh delivered a passionate and at times angry contribution in parliament this week expressing his heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the victims and the families of the Bourke Street Mall tragedy. The effects on those families will live with them forever…