Walsh says NO to Births, Deaths & Marriages Amendment

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh will oppose the Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2019, which is scheduled to be debated when State Parliament resumes next week. The bill has been introduced to the Victorian Parliament by the Andrews Labor Government. Its primary purpose is to allow birth…

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Parliament Prize comes to Boort Secondary College

Year 10 student at Boort Secondary College, Ebony Chamberlain, has taken out third prize in the 2019 Victorian State Parliament Prize competition. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh, who also grew up in Boort, visited the school yesterday to present Ebony with her prize. This year, students were asked to…

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Walsh calls out the Solar Rebate debacle

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has criticised the Andrews Labor Government for its inept management of the solar panel package that provided up to $2,225 to support the installation of solar panels. Mr Walsh said Daniel Andrews had thrown well-intentioned people into financial stress because his government  did not…

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Walsh encourages local schools to apply for sporting grants

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging local schools to apply for a ‘Sporting School Grant.’ Sporting School grants are offered each term through the Australian Sporting Commission and are available to assist eligible schools with program delivery costs due to their location and demographics. “These grants are a…

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New funding to help grow local sports clubs

Sports clubs across the Murray Plains electorate can now apply for a share in $500,000 in VicHealth funding to get more Victorians active and playing sport. The latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants which opens today, provides funding of up to $3,000 or up to $10,000 to community sport clubs to create more opportunities…

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Community demands transparency on Bendigo GovHub deal

The Bendigo community deserves to know full detail of a proposal to sell council-owned land to the Andrews Labor Government for the Bendigo GovHub before it goes to council for a final vote. Leader of The Nationals and Shadow Minister for Regional Victoria and Decentralisation Peter Walsh joined concerned community members today in Bendigo to…

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Andrews Govt ignores Mallee Rally

The Andrews Labor Government is ignoring the plight of the Sea Lake Mallee Rally by its failure to communicate with the rally committee, Leader of Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said today. Mr Walsh was in Sea Lake this week to receive a briefing from Event Secretary Alison McClelland and long standing…

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Nominate a local for Victorian Women’s Honour Roll

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is calling for nominations of local women to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women for 2020 Mr Walsh said the Women’s Honour Roll, established in 2001, celebrates the achievements of Victorian women in a wide range of fields including women from culturally and linguistically…

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Chaos Continues in Fines Victoria

The Victorian Ombudsman’s report on Fines Victoria complaints confirmed the concern and suspicions of motorists across the Murray Plains electorate, Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said today. Mr Walsh said that in a report tabled in the Victorian Parliament, the Ombudsman revealed a culture of mismanagement that has impacted…

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Volunteer Emergency Service Grants Available

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging local emergency service organisations to apply for funding through the 2019-20 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP). Mr Walsh said the program was open to the Country Fire Authority and Victorian State Emergency Services. “Volunteer emergency services carry out a crucial role…

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Nominate Now for Rural Women’s Network

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging women making a difference in the Murray Plains electorate to apply for a place on the Victorian Rural Women’s Network to develop their leadership skills and advocate for country communities. The $500,000 program provides funded places on a range of leadership programs…

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Scholarships available for young farmers

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging young farmers to apply for a scholarship to help them build a productive and profitable career in agriculture. Mr Walsh said the Upskill and Invest Young Farmer Scholarship program provided young farmers under the age of 35 with funding for training or…

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NAIDOC Week

Voice. Treaty. Truth. The theme of 2019 NAIDOC week is so poignant for Victoria’s Indigenous communities. As we celebrate NAIDOC week, we do so against a backdrop of new opportunity as the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria begins to be established. Every day I see more and more of our Indigenous people coming into leadership…

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