Daniel Andrews’ Cross Border Commissioner double-cross

Wednesday 8 August 2018   The Andrews Labor Government has confirmed it won’t fund its under-resourced Cross Border Commissioner in two years’ time. A departmental job advertisement for the Victorian Cross Border Commissioner confirms the position is for “up to 2 years” with no guarantee on where it will be based or what will happen…

Details

VicHealth Grants Now Open

Tuesday 31st July 2018 Sporting clubs across the Murray Plains electorate can be supported to create new opportunities to get women girls and less active people into sport thanks to VicHealth grant funding now available. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants…

Details

Bills Introduced to Parliament July 24-26 2018

Friday 27th July 2018 To the editor This week the following bills were introduced to the Victorian Parliament which may be of interest to Murray Plains residents Children Youth and Families Amendment (Youth Offender Compliance) Bill 2018  Disability Service Safeguards Bill 2018 Justice Legislation Amendment (Unlawful Association and Criminal Appeals) Bill 2018 Owner Drivers and…

Details

Support for Emergency Services

Thursday 25th July 2018 Emergency service organisations across the Murray Plains electorate can apply now for funding through the Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program. “Grants of up to $50 000 are available to SES units and other organisations identified in the Emergency Management Manual Victoria” Mr Walsh said. “Volunteer emergency services play a crucial…

Details

What will Daniel Andrews do with your personal details?

Wednesday 25 July 2018   Daniel Andrews has stooped to a new low. The Premier for Melbourne has serious questions to answer after personal details and salaries of former Government employees were deliberately released to the media for political gain this week. How can Regional Victorians have confidence their own personal details registered with Government…

Details

VLine performance plummeting under Labor

VLine is in crisis under Daniel Andrews Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has said. The latest PTV performance data shows Swan Hill line services are increasingly unreliable under Labor with fewer services arriving on time ‘“ or at all. Punctuality was down to 86.7 per cent in June 2018…

Details

Liberal Nationals will help farmers bridge the innovation GAPP

Friday 20 July 2018   We must increase the productivity of our farmers if Victoria is to fulfil its potential as an agriculture powerhouse. An elected Liberal Nationals Government will invest $5.3 million to roll out the Growth Adoption Production and Profitability (GAPP) program. GAPP will help Victorian farmers access new technologies and practices in…

Details

Liberal Nationals will set up weeds and pest animals taskforce

Friday 20 July 2018   An elected Liberal Nationals Government will help support Victorian farmers and land managers in the fight against weeds and pest animals with a new taskforce that will properly enforce laws. Weeds strangle the productivity of our farmers costing an estimated $4 billion through yield losses and product contamination across the…

Details

Agriculture will grow under a Liberal Nationals government

Thursday 19 July 2018   When regional Victoria’s economy is strong all Victorians benefit.   An elected Liberal Nationals government will make the investments to drive growth and support jobs in Victoria’s agriculture industries to benefit all Victorians. Food and fibre production is the backbone of our regional communities. A Liberal Nationals Government will invest to…

Details

Statement on Echuca Specialist School Funding

Monday 16 July 2018 Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has congratulated the Echuca Specialist School community for securing a long overdue funding pledge from the State Government. “Every budget since 2015 has been so disappointing but this community has refused to give up and we’ve raised the school’s plight at every opportunity in order…

Details

Rochester Sports Museum Gets The Nod

Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said today that VicTrack has confirmed that it remains committed to leasing the Rochester Railway Station building to the Rochester Lions Club for the establishment of the Rochester Sports Museum. Mr Walsh said that the commitment has come in a response to his question…

Details

Letter to the Editor (Victoria’s agriculture exports)

Thursday 12 July 2018   Dear Editor Victoria is an agricultural powerhouse and we’ve built an enviable reputation as a region that can reliably deliver clean green premium produce to domestic and overseas markets. Our willingness to adopt R&D and respond to market demands and our rigorous biosecurity measures and export protocols have put Victorian…

Details

Support for communities to combat Ice use

Tuesday 10 July 2018 Community groups can now apply for grants under the Community Ice Action Grants 2018 of up to $10 000 to help tackle the drug”ice” in their local community. The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the funding will be invested over four years to support…

Details