twistED — science at play

4 August 2015 – Member’s Statement  Mr WALSH – An exciting new family attraction in Echuca twistED – science at play has been designed for the curious of all ages to challenge minds and spark curiosity with science play. The centre opened just four months ago and last week won first place in the new tourism category of…

Echuca Education Hub

25 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – The adjournment matter I raise is for the Minister for Education. It refers to the proposed Echuca schools regeneration project which will bring together Echuca Specialist School Echuca South Primary School and Echuca West Primary School on a single site. I ask the minister to receive a deputation from…

Port of Melbourne Charges

25 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – Like many of my colleagues I have been consulting with users of the Melbourne container port. A very important part of the port is the containerised grain trade particularly for high-value crops like lentils chickpeas and fava beans as well as for the export of cereals in containers. In…

Regional and Rural Infrastructure Funding

24 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to make a contribution on the matter of public importance proposed in my name. It is disappointing that The Nationals have to raise this matter of public importance. Leading up to the last election the Premier then the Leader of the Opposition constantly talked about the fact…

Grievances – Government Performance

10 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to join the grievance debate. I grieve for all Victorians but I particularly grieve for country Victorians. I grieve because we have a dysfunctional government that is only interested in infighting in factional deals in rewarding factional mates and in being given its marching orders by its…

Condolences Hon John Hamilton Simson

10 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise also to speak on the condolence motion for John Hamilton Simpson. I congratulate the current member for Niddrie for doing such a great job in his contribution on a previous member for Niddrie. We always learn more about members who we do not know personally when we…

Condolences Hon. Joan Elizabeth Kirner AC

9 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I also join the condolence motion for Joan Kirner. A lot has been said about her career and a lot more will be said before this condolence motion has concluded but the thing I find intriguing in Joan’s biography is that her occupation is listed as ‘parent activist’. I…