LETTER TO THE EDITOR – Commonwealth Games

Dear Editor,   The inquiry into the cancellation of the Commonwealth Games this week reconvenes in Bendigo, the home of Premier Jacinta Allan.   It’s fallout that continues over the Labor Government’s decision to cancel the Games, costing Victorians $600 million.   Despite the Inquiry being on her own doorstep, the Premier refuses to give…

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Labor stays tight-lipped on regional job losses

The Allan Labor Government has cold-heartedly stonewalled questions on how many Regional Development Victoria staff will lose their jobs. Amid redundancies, and fears 130 jobs will be lost, the Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney showed a complete lack of respect for the dire situation. Regional Development Victoria has driven rural and regional economic development,…

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR – RE: Emergency Health Response System

Victoria is facing a crisis in its emergency health response system, with alarming reports revealing significant shortcomings in both the triple-0 service and the Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance (MICA) service.   The recent revelations regarding Victoria’s triple-0 cris are deeply troubling.   Desperate Victorians have been forced to be on hold for up to six…

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Letter to the Editor – Victoria’s Health System

Dear Editor,   Victoria’s health system is sick, and it’s been descending into a chronic long-term illness for a decade.   That means the lives of Victorians are being put at risk, with horrendous delays highlighted in Parliament by The Nationals last week.   One recent example is a cancer patient, who had an oncologist…

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Walsh says kneejerk medical strategy paralysing hospitals

The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, says regional Victoria’s hospital system is becoming paralysed by another fatally flawed Labor government kneejerk ‘plan’.   Mr Walsh says in a “frantic bid to boost frontline doctor numbers” across the state the Health Department is throwing thousands of dollars at them to do casual…

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Life with Jumping Jacinta is not very gas, gas, gas

The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, says the writing is on the wall – Victoria’s Labor government is running out of gas and doing nothing but pumping up our already soaring energy bills.   And Mr Walsh says Premier Jacinta Allan could not have picked a worse time to try and…

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Allan Government must make urgent natural disaster call

The Liberals and Nationals are calling on the Allan Government to urgently classify natural disaster areas in central Victoria’s flood-ravaged Loddon Shire.   Leader of The Nationals, Peter Walsh, this morning toured areas near Wedderburn and Korong Vale, hit hardest by rain on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day morning.   The area was inundated by…

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR –

Dear Editor, Premier Jacinta Allan’s track record is riddled with financial blunders, project mismanagement, and an alarming inability to rein in the escalating state debt. According to the latest budget projections released in recent days, Victoria’s net debt is expected to reach $177.8 billion by mid-2027. This reflects a rise of $6.4 billion compared to…

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Labor snubs call for inquiry amid Heritage hold ups

The Allan Labor Government has denied a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 amid the news the collapse of a key indigenous land council will lead to lengthy delays for development projects.   Projects across a section of Victoria are facing delays of up to five months after the Bunurong Land Council was…

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Walsh 100 per cent behind ‘Denyer Bill’ and no parole

The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, has strongly backed the proposed legislation to keep killers such as Paul Denyer behind bars for life.   Mr Walsh says the Denyers of the world, the Julian Knights and Craig Minogues, have committed crimes “so absolutely atrocious” they do not deserve to be released…

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Regional post offices must be protected from cuts

Post offices in rural and regional Victoria could face closures after Australia Post failed to commit to the regulated minimum of 2500 post offices.   The Leader of The Nationals, Peter Walsh, wrote to the CEO of Australia Post, Paul Graham, seeking an assurance that rural and regional Victorian post offices would remain open to…

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR – RE: Interest Rates

Dear Editor, Brace yourself for the interest rate hike that stops a nation. With that famous first Tuesday in November looming, all four of the big banks predict the RBA will again lift interest rates. No doubt the Melbourne Cup will be a great race, but the champagne corks won’t be popping as loudly if…

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