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…

Labor’s dairy grants under-funded and over-promised

Tuesday 7 February 2017 Daniel Andrews under-funded and over-promised on grants offered to farmers hit by the dairy crisis. Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh said just 332 of Victoria’s 4200 dairy farmers received funding from the Dairy Development Grants Scheme before the grants ran out. “Victoria’s dairy farmers were handed scraps off the table…