Echuca Must Benefit From New VLine Services

Thursday 24 November 2016 New VLine services to Echuca must be among 80 additional services to be announced next week Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Peter Walsh said. Mr Walsh said country commuters – and not just Bendigo residents – must benefit from the 10 new services for the Bendigo line. “We…

Local History Grants Now Available

Thursday 24th November 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged community groups to apply for a share in $350 000 in funding for projects that preserve and share stories from our past. Mr Walsh said this latest round of grants of up to $15 000 is available through…

Unconventional gas ban

Tuesday 22 November 2016 Comments attributable to Leader of the Opposition Matthew Guy The moratorium is already in place and already operating so why is Daniel Andrews desperately pushing this legislation through when there’s a crime crisis and important legislation like our youth parole changes and the “˜No Body No Parole’ to get through before…

Victoria must back Barnaby to dump Basin upwater

Monday 21 November 2016 Background Now is the time for Victoria to help get rid of the Basin Plan’s 450GL up-water all together. The up-water was a secret deal struck in October 2012 between Federal Labor and the South Australian Government. To mitigate this political madness Victoria’s Liberal-Nationals fought hard for a trigger to be…

Neville must stand up to SA Labor

Friday 18 November 2016 Barnaby Joyce should be congratulated on his strong leadership today with regards to the 450GL upwater. Lisa Neville must get her South Australian Labor colleagues to understand that this upwater cannot be achieved without causing massive socio-economic upheaval in Victoria’s Basin communities. The 450GL deal secretly devised by former Labor Water…

Letter to the Editor (Food and Fibre report)

Friday 18 November 2016 Dear Editor This year for the first time in five years the value of Victoria’s food and fibre exports fell. In 2015-16 exports totalled $11.9 billion. Last year they exceeded $12 billion. Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford says this is “outstanding” but the results are actually a wake-up call for this city-centric…

Dan’s wasteful desal water order

Thursday 17 November 2016 Melbourne’s dams now hold more water than they did at the same time last year. Melbourne’s water storages are at 72.5 per cent – 1313.8 billion litres. It means there is an extra 2.1 billion litres of water available for use than at this time last year. Storages are still filling…

Population Policy Taskforce Launched – Walsh

Wednesday 16 November 2016 Managing Victoria’s population growth is the biggest challenge facing Victoria today according to The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh. Mr Walsh in conjunction with Leader of The Liberals Matthew Guy yesterday launched the Victorian Population Policy Taskforce which highlights the need to regionalize Victoria’s growth…