Mr Walsh (Murray Plains) (328 signatures). Tabled. Ordered that petition be considered next day on motion of Mr WALSH (Murray Plains).
Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (11:19:03): My question is to the Premier. When referring to cost blowouts in Melbourne infrastructure projects, the Premier said: When given the choice between making this investment or compromising our promise. We’ve chosen to … make the investment, create the jobs, build the … network … we need … Why…Details
Mr Walsh (Murray Plains) (11:22:01): Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) president David Jochinke has said of the Murray Basin rail project: We do expect them to deliver on the project, as promised. There has been an infrastructure spend in the city of far more significant value, and we want ours done, as well. When will the…Details
Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (14:01:53): I rise today to grieve for the drought-affected farmers of Victoria. We have a Premier that made a promise that he would actually govern for all Victorians, and as we have seen in recent times that has not been the case. That promise is about as hollow as the Premier’s…Details
Mr Walsh : (Murray Plains) (12:13:05): My question is to the Premier. The Premier has been to China more times than he has been to our drought-affected regions since taking office. It is a simple request from these communities in genuine need: why won’t the Premier visit our drought-affected farmers? Mr Richardson interjected. The SPEAKER:…Details
Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (12:16:18): Premier, we asked you in February, we asked you in March, we asked you in April and in August, and now I am asking you again: when will you provide assistance to pay shire rates and fixed-water charges to Victoria’s drought-stricken farmers? Members interjecting. The SPEAKER: Order! I will allow the…Details
Mr Walsh (Murray Plains) (16:44:26): I rise to make the lead contribution on behalf of the Liberal and National parties on the Primary Industries Legislation Amendment Bill 2019. All those who have actually read the bill would realise that this is basically the same bill that was debated in this house back in 2017, the…Details
Mr Walsh (Murray Plains) (19:00:20): (1121) My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Planning, and it is on behalf of Brownport Almonds Pty Ltd of Hattah, who have written to the Minister for Planning. It is to ask the Minister for Planning to call in Brownport Almonds’ planning application to build a new…Details
Mr Walsh(Murray Plains) (11:08:44): My question is to the Premier. Farmers in the Millewa region have received less than 10 per cent of their annual rainfall this year, the worst season since the 1944–45 drought. Will the Premier go to the Millewa and meet with farmers there within the next two weeks?
Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (11:11:44): Almost seven months ago I asked the Premier to provide shire rate relief and payment of fixed water charges for drought-affected farmers. The government has refused to act on this request, so I ask the Premier again: will he now commit to providing shire rate relief and payment of fixed…Details
Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (11:19:06): My question is for the Premier. The route of the duplication of the Western Highway between Buangor and Ararat has been approved by the registered Aboriginal parties, Martang Pty Ltd and the Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation. Premier, when will the construction start?Details
Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (11:21:33): Ms Onus of the Djab Wurrung protesters on the Western Highway at Buangor has said: This fight with Djab Wurrung will destroy the romance of the Labor government’s strive for treaty. It will be a defining factor. Will the Premier support the registered Aboriginal party’s decision to approve the route…Details