V/Line Chaos Impacts Rural Patients

12 February 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh says the Andrew Labor Government has shown contempt for rural patients who need to access public transport to attend medical appointments in Melbourne. Mr Walsh said he had been contacted by a Rochester senior citizen who regularly uses public transport to…

Premier Caught Out on “Free Kinder” Promise

10 February 2016 Premier Daniel Andrews has been caught out on his promise of free kindergarten for drought ravaged communities. On November 15 2015 Daniel Andrews told a community meeting at Birchip: “Free kinder so no kinder fees for anyone sending their kids to kinder over those 10 local government areas.” ABC Birchip Daniel Andrews…

Andrews Shamed Into Free Kinder Backflip

10 February 2016 “This is a win for local families but it shouldn’t have needed Daniel Andrews to be shamed on the floor of Parliament to deliver his promise. “For weeks the Andrews Government has been telling families that the free kinder program wasn’t meant for everyone. “If it wasn’t for the Coalition raising this…

Regional commuters paying dearly for train crisis

Tuesday 9 February 2016 Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan has added to the misery of regional Victorians by admitting in Parliament that the V/Line crisis is costing taxpayers $300 000 a day in replacement buses. At the same time it was revealed through a Parliamentary inquiry today that the cause of the wheel-wear problems plaguing…

Active Club Grants Now Open

1 February 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging sporting clubs to apply for round two of VicHealth’s 2015-16 Active Club Grants program which open today. For more than 27 years VicHealth has provided small grants to more than 10 000 community sport and active recreation clubs and…