Thousands sign petition to keep public land for the public

Bush users are standing against the Andrews Labor Government’s agenda to lock up public land. A petition calling for a parliamentary inquiry into public land management received thousands of signatures over the weekend at the National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing and Boating Expo at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh was at…

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Statement on Tim Fischer

Thursday 22 August 2019   On behalf of the Victorian Nationals I wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of former Federal Nationals leader and Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer AC. Tim epitomised everything it means to be a great Australian. A devoted family man, a farmer, a Vietnam war veteran,…

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Shade Grants Now Open

Local schools, community groups and sporting clubs across the Murray Plains electorate are encouraged to apply for funding from the 2019 Shade Grants Program that is now open. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said by establishing shaded areas within our schools and communities we can seriously abate the negative…

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Celebrating Book Week

Reading Is My Secret Power is the theme of Book Week 2019 that is being celebrated in schools across the Murray Plains electorate this week. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said he was pleased to be invited by Kyabram Early Learning Centre to read a book of his choosing…

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Questions without Notice – Steelvision

MR WALSH (Murray Plains) (11:17:07): After receiving the $400 000 from the Victorian government on 1 August 2018, Steelvision then paid its $135 000 payroll tax bill to the State Revenue Office on 12 September 2018. I ask the Treasurer: why did the government allow Steelvision to use taxpayers funds to pay its overdue payroll tax?…

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Questions Without Notice – Steelvision

My question is to the Treasurer. On 31 July 2018 the State Revenue Office applied to the Supreme Court for Steelvision to be wound up for failing to pay $135 173 in payroll tax. Yet the very next day then Minister Carroll approved a Latrobe Valley Authority grant of $400 000 to Steelvision. Why did…

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Members Statement – A Good Kitchen

MR WALSH (Murray Plains) (09:38:43): Last week, as part of Homelessness Week, I attended A Good Kitchen at the St Mary’s parish centre in Swan Hill. Can I congratulate the A Good Kitchen team, who have been operating since last October to provide meals for the homeless and the disadvantaged in Swan Hill over that…

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Nominations open for 2019 Shrine of Remembrance Medal

The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is calling for people to nominate individuals or groups in the Murray Plains electorate for the 2019 Shrine of Remembrance Medal. Mr Walsh said the Shrine of Remembrance Medal recognises a significant contribution of honouring the service and sacrifice of Victorians in war…

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Walsh offers free re-usable bags ahead of plastic bag ban

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is offering his constituents free re-usable shopping bags before plastic bags are banned in Victoria in November this year. Mr Walsh said plastic bags were a menace and had a devastating effect on the environment. “They block our drains and creeks, injure local wildlife…

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Parliamentary Inquiry puts spotlight on homelessness – Echuca

To coincide with Homelessness Week, a parliamentary committee is commencing an inquiry into homelessness in Victoria. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the inquiry will investigate the many social, economic and policy factors that impact on homelessness. Mr Walsh said the inquiry will also seek to identify policies and…

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