Community Harmony Grants Now Open

Thursday 17th May 2018 Multicultural groups in the Murray Plains electorate are being encouraged to apply for a grant to build social cohesion and community harmony across the electorate. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Community Harmony Program 2018  aims to provide groups with the opportunity to access…

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Echuca Specialist School Funding Fight Taken to Parliament

Wednesday 10th May 2018 In the Victorian Parliament yesterday the Treasurer told the House that”In Victoria it is the best of times. The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh took the opportunity in Question Time today to challenge the Victorian Education Minister to explain to the staff parents and students…

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Swan Hill Boat Moorings Need To Be Resolved

Tuesday 15th May 2018 The matter of securing boat mooring sites on the Victorian side of the Murray River at Swan needs to be brought to a satisfactory solution according to the Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh. In State Parliament last week Mr Walsh raised the matter for the…

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Labor Votes Against Cancer Rights for Firefighters

Tuesday 15th May 2018 In State Parliament last week the Liberal Nationals introduced a bill for presumptive cancer rights for firefighters.   Daniel Andrews and Labor voted down this bill. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that once again the Premier for Melbourne has sold out the CFA. “Daniel Andrews…

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Kerang Doctor Shortage Raised In State Parliament

Tuesday 15th May 2018 Chronic shortages of local doctors is a problem rural and regional communities know all too well says Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh. Mr Walsh told state parliament last week that the rural township of Kerang is currently facing a critical shortage of doctors that could…

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Bills Introduced to Victorian Parliament May 8-9 2018

Friday 11th May 2018   To the editor   This week the following Bills were introduced to the Victorian Parliament which may be of interest to Murray Plains residents Electoral Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018 Justice Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2018 Serious Offenders Bill…

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Premier for Melbourne snubs Regional Victoria

Thursday 10 May 2018   Once again Daniel Andrews and Labor have snubbed regional Victorians by voting down a motion that would have seen a sitting of parliament held in regional Victoria next year. Regional sittings are an opportunity for communities outside of Melbourne to see the Parliament in action and for city MPs to…

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Labor’s raw deal for Victorian farmers

Tuesday 8 May 2018   Agriculture is the backbone of communities across Victoria but Daniel Andrews continues to hand our regional industries a raw deal. Labor’s latest State Budget makes its priorities clear: protect inner-city votes at any cost with a green agenda that treats our agricultural industries as an after-thought. Labor’s State Budget has…

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Labor all bark and no bite on wild dog control

Tuesday 8 May 2018   Background Daniel Andrews’ city-centric Labor government is leaving livestock – and farmers’ livelihoods – under threat. Wild dog controllers have been banned from using larger dog control traps due to”animal welfare concerns”. These traps are used to trap wild dogs that viciously maim disembowel and kill lambs calves and native…

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Grassroots Sport Gets Belted Under Daniel Andrews

Monday 7th May 2018 Victoria’s grassroots sports clubs are being forced to borrow money – and pay it back with interest – under the Andrews Labor Government while big business gets a free kick. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that despite these loans being sold as “interest-free-loans” under…

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Swan Hill Gets A Raw Deal From Daniel Andrews

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that Andrews Labor Government’s latest State Budget offered a very raw deal to Swan Hill and district. Mr Walsh said he was bitterly disappointed Labor had again ignored the pressing need to fund the continued redevelopment of Swan Hill…

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