Swan Hill Businesses Say Holiday Will Cost Them

25 September 2015 Swan Hill businesses are overwhelmingly opposed to the introduction of Melbourne Labor’s AFL grand final parade public holiday a new survey has found. The survey published on the website of Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh shows the holiday will be costly for local businesses. “The Grand…

Echuca Students At Risk From Labor’s VET Cuts

25 September 2015 School-based vocational education and training (VET) and VCAL in Echuca is in jeopardy as a result of funding cuts by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Murray Plains and Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh said Daniel Andrews had axed funding for Echuca’s workplace learning coordinator. “Echuca’s local coordinator assist students undertaking…

Country Football and Netball Grants Open

22 September 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged grassroots football and netball clubs and umpiring organisations to apply for grants of up to $100 000 to improve their facilities. Applications for the l2015-16 round of The Country Football and Netball Program are now open and will close on…

Disability Self Help Grants Now Available

22 September 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged disability self-help groups to apply for grants of up to $10 000 to increase the independence and community participation of people with disabilities. “Grant funding is provided for a variety of practical purposes including general expenses running costs and…

Fire Services Review Submissions Being Kept Secret

22 September 2015 The Melbourne Labor Government should immediately release all non-confidential submissions made to the Fire Services Review to the public. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains said despite the government promising to make the submissions available online they are now being kept a secret until the review is complete. “If…