LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor, The decision not to include most of regional Victoria in the six week COVID-19 lockdown will provide some long overdue relief for country businesses and communities. We desperately needed the news that we will not face further lockdowns as a result of outbreaks in Melbourne. Now the Premier must implement what he’s said…

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WELCOME TO THE BORDER BUBBLE

NSW authorities have announced twin town communities along the Murray River will be regarded as ‘bubbles’ and their residents will be treated differently when the NSW-Victoria borders are closed at midnight. This will be the first time the borders have closed since 1919 – and that was at the height of the Spanish Influenza epidemic.…

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Relief for regional Victorian families and businesses

The decision not to include most of regional Victoria in today’s six week COVID-19 lockdown will provide some long overdue relief for country businesses and communities. Victorians have worked hard to do our bit to stop the spread of the virus and save lives, but the worsening figures in Melbourne cannot be ignored. The bad…

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Liberal Nationals to rebuild and restore Victoria’s iconic CFA

A Michael O’Brien-led Liberal Nationals government will rebuild and restore the Country Fire Authority (CFA) which has been gutted by the Andrews Labor Government.   The CFA has a long and proud history protecting Victorian lives and property, but has been gutted by a union-led takeover, with hundreds of CFA staff being stripped out and…

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Northern Victoria must be rescued from Melbourne

Regional Victoria must be allowed to hang out the ‘open’ sign now before it is beyond recovery. The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the urgent need is now “as beyond discussion as it is beyond a joke”. Mr Walsh said northern Victoria has been shackled to the shambles of the…

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ECHUCA’S HOONS ARE STILL AT IT

MEMBER for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said after recently helping set up a petition to stop hoons in Echuca South, police have directly intervened. Mr Walsh said Campaspe Highway Patrol commander Sergeant Paul Nicoll contacted his office and some of the local residents trying to pin down the schedule offenders might be running. Sgt Nicoll…

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The Nationals will stand by embattled CFA

Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh says The Nationals will do everything in their power to rescue and restore the independence and pride of the CFA. Mr Walsh said last week’s latest resignation of yet another CFA chief officer must be seen as the final straw. He said the Andrews Labor Government has made promises…

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Melbourne COVID crisis holding northern Victoria to ransom

Northern Victoria’s financial future is being held to ransom by Melbourne’s out-of-control COVID-19 outbreaks, which is seeing new case numbers explode in the past week. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said Australia had a total of 47 new cases on Saturday – and 41 of them were in Victoria. None of them in Campaspe…

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Big win for Rochester Primary School says Walsh

Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said Rochester Primary School is celebrating the rescue of its school crossing. Mr Walsh said for a small regional school, which would never qualify for paid crossing attendants, a decision by Campaspe Shire to maintain the infrastructure outside the school is still a major good-news outcome. He said an…

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Local students encouraged to compete in Parliament Prize

The Nationals Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, is encouraging local students to enter the 2020 Parliament Prize competition. Mr Walsh said the Parliament Prize was an annual competition that provided students with a chance to experience the parliamentary process and raise awareness on a matter that was important to them. “This year the Parliament…

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Residents wheelie sick of after-dark hoons

HOONS have taken over many of Echuca’s streets after dark and residents have had enough. And are blaming much of the trouble on the Victorian Government for not providing the town with enough police resources to effectively protect the community. A group of them have joined forces with Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh to…

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