New Crime Reporting Hotline is off beat

The announcement by the Andrews Labor Government of a new crime reporting hotline will come as little comfort to rural Victorians struggling to get police to respond when they need it most. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Andrews Labor Government has spent $212 million to provide a…

Have Your Say on Victoria’s Mental Health System

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is calling on local people to have their say on Victoria’s Mental Health System during the Royal Commission’s public submission phase. “Victoria’s mental health system needs urgent attention,” Mr Walsh said. “I am regularly contacted by people who have tried to raise their concerns…

Daniel Andrews to destroy the CFA

Daniel Andrews succeeded this week in his plan to tear apart our CFA, with the support of Labor’s members for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes and Mark Gepp. After years of war on our CFA volunteers, the Andrews Labor Government’s destructive CFA Bill passed the Legislative Council last night, with support of Labor MPs, the Greens…

Labor not putting locals first

Background Rural and regional communities will play second fiddle to big ticket projects under an Andrews Government decision to focus regional funds “towards larger projects”. This year’s State Budget saw the dedicated Regional Growth Fund axed and Regional Development Victoria’s (RDV) budget slashed by $130 million. At the same time, the Andrews Government will halve…