Community urged to have a say in farm trespass inquiry

Wednesday 12th June 2019 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging the community to have their say to help fix farm trespass laws with a parliamentary inquiry into the issue now taking public submissions. The inquiry will help determine the best ways to strengthen laws to protect Victorian farmers…

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Parliament prize competition now open

Monday 3rd June 2019 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging local students to enter the 2019 Parliament Prize competition. “This year the Parliament Prize is asking students to submit a video of themselves presenting a Member’s Statement ” Mr Walsh said. “A Member’s Statement is an opportunity…

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Help shape caravan park regulations

Friday 31st May 2019 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging caravan park owners and users across the electorate to have their say on Caravan Park Regulations. The Residential Tenancies (Caravan Parks and Movable Dwellings Registration and Standards) Regulations 2010 are currently under review and open for consultation. Mr…

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Grants available to help local organisations transition to NDIS

Wednesday 29th May 2019 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging eligible local organisations to apply for a share of $1.3 million in funding currently available under the Victorian Regional Readiness Fund. Grants of up to $130 000 are available to organisations to help regional and rural communities develop…

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Labor moves to split up CFA now federal election is over

Wednesday 29 May 2019 The Andrews Labor Government has confirmed the fears of local volunteers by today reintroducing to Parliament its divisive and flawed legislation to smash up the CFA. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh condemned the move and said Daniel Andrews had clearly been waiting to get the Federal Election out of the…

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Labor’s regional cuts are nothing to be proud of

Tuesday 28th May 2019 Regional Development Minister Jaclyn Symes proclaims she’s “very proud” of Labor’s latest State Budget, despite it having no plan and no money for Regional Victoria. Ms Symes told State Parliament today she’s “very proud of the Budget we delivered yesterday for Regional Victoria”, claiming it includes $2.6 billion for Regional Victoria.…

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No plan no money for Regional Victoria under Labor

Monday 27 May 2019   Daniel Andrews’ latest State Budget confirms he is a Premier with no plan and no money for Regional Victoria. Under Daniel Andrews Regional Victoria is being robbed of funds while the Premier blows the budget on metro projects. Now we know why Daniel Andrews hid his horror budget from Regional…

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Youth invited to attend Rotary Program

Friday 24th May 2019 Young people aged between 14 and 17 are invited to attend the 2019 Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains said today. Mr Walsh said the program allows young people from the Sunraysia and Riverland districts engage with likeminded individuals while having fun and…

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Dedicated regional fund must continue

Tuesday 21 May 2019   A fund that’s delivered $1 billion of investment to Regional Victoria is at risk of being axed in Daniel Andrew’s State Budget next week. The Regional Growth Fund was established by the former Liberal Nationals government but will expire on June 30 after eight years of investing in country communities.…

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Andrews Government ignores Random House

Friday May 10th 2019 The Andrews Labor Government has arrogantly ignored the plight of Random House to a point where we are almost out of time Leader of Nationals and Member for Murray  Plains Peter Walsh said today. Mr Walsh branded the Labor government’s failure to make a decision to either sell the property or…

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Victorian Landcare Grants Now Open

Tuesday 7th May 2019 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging volunteers helping to protect and restore Victoria’s land and environment to consider applying for funding under the latest round of Victorian Landcare Grants. Environmental volunteer groups can apply for project grants of up to $20 000 for on-ground…

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Farmers don’t rate a mention in Labor’s review

Thursday 2 May 2019   Farmers facing further rises in farm rates this year continue to be ignored by the Andrews Labor Government. Labor’s Local Government Minister Adem Somyurek was asked in Parliament this week to explain why a review into rates fails to address the number one issue facing farmers: the unfair rates cap.…

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Labor won’t rule out further cuts to timber availability

Thursday 2 May 2019   The Andrews Government today confirmed timber communities risk losing more jobs refusing to confirm Labor will not further reduce the amount of timber available to industry. Last week the Andrews Government finally announced this year’s timber allocation order which reduced the area available for harvesting by industry by 5000 hectares.…

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Liberal Nationals establish inquiry to fix farm trespass laws

Wednesday 1 May 2019   A parliamentary inquiry to fix farm trespass laws and better protect Victorian farmers will be established after a strong community-driven campaign supported by the Liberal Nationals. The Liberal Nationals proposed the inquiry after calls from farmers and communities to strengthen laws and better protect farmers against extreme activists illegally entering…

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Sea Lake Mallee Rally must continue

Wednesday 1 May 2019   Premier Daniel Andrews is under pressure to resolve problems community groups are facing to comply with cultural heritage assessments following the cancellation of an iconic regional event. The Sea Lake Off Road Club was forced to cancel the 2019 Mallee Rally after they were told they would not be granted…

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