Letter to the Editor (Coastal state game reserves)

Friday 22 June 2018   Dear Editor Victorian shooters are rightly concerned by Daniel Andrews’ quiet launch of a major review of coastal wetlands and waterways. The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) review includes “any Crown land along Victoria’s coast” an area that takes in many state game reserves. In media reports this week Field…

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Op-Ed – Murray Basin Rail Project

Wednesday 13 June 2018   By Peter Walsh Leader of The Nationals ‘“ Victoria   A couple of weeks back Daniel Andrews quietly dumped his ‘˜Getting Things Done‘ slogan from Labor’s government press releases. Around the same time sheepish department officers were being dispatched to tell our freight industry and communities in North West Victoria…

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Rochester Sports Museum Raised in Parliament

Tuesday 12th June 2018 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh MP has called on the Victorian Transport Minister Jacinta Allan to expedite work on the Rochester Railway Station to establish the Rochester Sports Museum. John Forbes an avid collector of sports memorabilia through a very long career with Puma…

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Farmers losing crops as Labor dithers on kangaroo control

Thursday 7 June 2018   Victorian farmers are losing crops and pastures and facing costly damage to fencing due to the Andrews Labor Government’s ongoing delays issuing permits to control rising numbers of kangaroos. Farmers have reported extensive delays ‘“ more than two months in some cases ‘“ to process applications for permits under the…

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Freight upgrades off track under Labor

Wednesday 6 June 2018   Labor’s botched upgrade of the Maryborough to Ararat rail line has left the line in a disastrous state just five months after it was reopened. The revelation follows Daniel Andrews’ decision to put an indefinite hold on Stage 3 of the $440 million Murray Basin Rail Project a project initiated…

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Labor derails Murray Basin Rail Project

Tuesday 5 June 2018   Multi-million dollar investments by freight businesses in Victoria’s west and north-west have been significantly impacted by Daniel Andrews’ Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan’s decision to put an indefinite hold on the Murray Basin Rail Project. Today in State Parliament Question Time Jacinta Allan couldn’t say when the next stage of…

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Nuffield Scholarship A Great Opportunity

Thursday 31st May 2018 Leader of The Nationals and Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh MP is encouraging young primary producers and managers to submit an application to the 2019 round of Nuffield Farming Scholarships. Mr Walsh said the awarding of a Nuffield Farming Scholarship is one of the most prestigious recognitions of achievements and…

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Murray Basin Rail Project grinds to a halt under Labor

Wednesday 30 May 2018   Labor has derailed the critical Murray Basin Rail Project. Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan was caught out at the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC) hearing at Parliament House this morning and was forced to admit the vital freight upgrade project had ground to a halt under Labor. Under questioning…

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Peter Walsh Media – Women’s Board Scholarship Program Open

Thursday 24th May 2018 Women serving on community or government boards or committees of management across Victoria should consider applying for a sponsored scholarship to boost their skills Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said today. Applications are now open for the Victorian Women’s Board Leadership Program ‘“ an initiative…

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Grants Available for Crime Prevention in Murray Plains

Wednesday 23rd May 2018 Community groups and councils can now access grants for local crime prevention initiatives across the Murray Plains electorate. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh MP today encouraged local councils to apply for up to $250 000 under the Public Safety Infrastructure Fund (PSIF).  Mr Walsh said…

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Funds for Sports Clubs to Buy Defibrillators

Wednesday 23rd May 2018 Local sporting clubs are encouraged to apply for an automatic defibrillator to help save the lives of players officials and spectators. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program was now open and provided clubs with funding to purchase…

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Flying squads to support growing regional communities

  An elected Liberal Nationals government will restore the planning flying squads to support development and investment growth in regional Victoria. The Council Planning Flying Squad program will take the pressure off Victoria’s rural and regional councils which are under increasing pressure from rates capping rising costs and skills shortages. Announcing the policy in Lakes…

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Opportunity to Celebrate Outstanding Women

Thursday 17th May 2018 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged women in the Murray Plains electorate to recognise outstanding local peers by nominating them for the 2019 Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Since 2001 the Honour Roll has acknowledged and celebrated the achievements of over 600 amazing and…

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