Constituency Question Public Transport

15 April 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – (Question 148) My constituency question is for the Minister for Public Transport and is on behalf of Kevin Simpson of Echuca and other constituents who use the V/Line service to connect with Bendigo and Melbourne. Will the minister commit to delivering the planned upgrades for the Echuca rail line…

Domestic Animal Amendment Bill 2015

15 April 2015 I rise to lead the debate for the coalition on the Domestic Animals Amendment Bill 2015. The purpose of this bill is to introduce a moratorium on the destruction of restricted breed dogs in certain circumstances. The bill will put that moratorium in place until 30 September 2016 while a joint investigatory committee…

Member’s Statement – Dr Alf Bamblett

14 April 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to pay my respects to Aboriginal elder and leader Dr Alf Bamblett. On 26 March I together with the former Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Jeanette Powell had the privilege of representing the Liberal-Nationals coalition at Uncle Alf’s state funeral in Moama. Uncle Alf will be remembered as a proud…

Mitiamo Water Supply

18 March 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – The adjournment issue I raise is for the Minister for Regional Development and it concerns the Mitiamo reticulated water supply system. I ask the minister to meet with a delegation including Neil Allen the president of that group to update them on the work that the former Department of…

Former Government Performance

18 March 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – It is a pleasure to rise on behalf of the opposition to speak on the government’s matter of public importance (MPI). I put on the record that it is the government’s MPI because if you look at the MPI this government that is supposedly so proud of its first…

Murray Plains Electorate Rail Services

18 March 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – Improved rail services are a key priority for the people who live in the seat of Murray Plains. In a recent survey by the shires of Campaspe Swan Hill Gannawarra Loddon and Greater Bendigo the overwhelming majority of respondents said they would increase their patronage of rail transport if…

State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 2015

Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to join the debate on the State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 20I 5. I listened with interest to the contribution of the member for Macedon who talked about the finest and the bestlegislation. 1 point out to the member that merely reading the guidelines into Hansard does not…