Farmers in drought ignored as Premier jet-sets to China

Tuesday 10 September 2019   The Premier for Melbourne has been to China more times than he’s been to Victoria’s drought affected communities. Since becoming Premier, Daniel Andrews has made at least nine overseas trips but has only been to see drought-affected farmers once, at Birchip in 2015. Asked by Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh today…

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Walsh sounds out Labor on delayed Echuca bus review

Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has pressured the Andrews Labor Government to come up with a timeline for a review of bus stops and routes in Echuca after a more than 12 month delay. Speaking in Parliament, Mr Walsh asked Public Transport Minister Melissa Horne to advise when the review would be done, after…

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Farmers need Minister to act after visit

Monday 2 September 2019   Drought-affected farmers in the Millewa must get genuine action from the Andrews Labor Government after the Minister’s visit today. The Agriculture Minister’s visit was long overdue given famers in the Millewa are staring down the barrel of a second failed season. Like farmers in other drought-affected parts of Victoria, the…

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Daniel Andrews M.I.A. in drought-affected Victoria

Daniel Andrews is failing our farmers. Parts of Victoria have been in severe drought for two seasons now but Daniel Andrews hasn’t visited any of the affected communities. Today in State Parliament, the Premier refused to visit the Millewa and meet with farmers or provide shire and water rates relief. Farmers in the Millewa feel…

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Statement on closure of Nestle factory at Tongala

Devastating news for Tongala today with Nestlé announcing it will close its local factory over the next 18 months, costing 106 local jobs. It will be an extremely difficult time for workers and their families as they face the reality of the next 18 months. In a small, close-knit community like Tongala, the loss of…

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Labor must park its plan to lock up more public land

Bush users have converged on State Parliament today against a plan to lock up more of Victoria’s public land. More than 77,000 hectares of public land will be locked up if the Andrews Labor Government adopts recommendations from the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council’s Central West Investigation final report. Leader of The Nationals and Member for…

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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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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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