Walsh Encourages Youth Parliament

Thursday 8th February 2018 Young people from across Victoria who want the opportunity to influence Victorian law have the opportunity to do so as part of the YMCA Youth Parliament program Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said today. Mr Walsh said applications for the 2018 Victorian Youth Parliament Program…

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Neighbourhood Houses Call for Support

Wednesday 7th February 2018 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has delivered to the Parliament of Victoria hundreds of postcards signed by local residents in support of regional Neighbourhood Houses. The postcards are part of a campaign by Neighbourhood Houses Victoria to have the Melbourne Labor Government deliver on its…

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Grants Available to Attract CFA Volunteers

Tuesday 30th January 2018 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging CFA brigades from across the Murray Plains electorate to apply for funding to attract and retain volunteers. In what Mr Walsh has called”too little too late” the Melbourne Labor Government has announced the Enhancing Volunteerism Grants Program. The…

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AgriFuture Scholarships to Nuture Young Leaders

Thursday 25th January 2018 Young Australian students looking to develop their careers in agribusiness are being urged to nominate for a scholarship designed to nurture future leaders in the sector Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains  said today. Applicants for the AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident…

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Australia Day

Thursday 25th January 2018 An elected Liberal Nationals government will move to protect our communities’ Australia Day celebrations on January 26 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has said. Almost all Victorian local governments do the right thing except for three inner-city Greens Labor councils that appear to be obsessed…

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Show Your Pride on Australia Day

Tuesday 23 January 2018 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has urged residents to get involved in their community on Australia Day to celebrate all that is good about life in Australia. Mr Walsh said January 26 was a chance for everyone to express national pride and to acknowledge our…

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Liberal Nationals commit to tackling cross-border problems

Friday 19 January 2018   Communities along Victoria’s state borders will benefit from the services of a dedicated Cross Border Commissioner under an elected Liberal Nationals government. People living and working in Victoria’s border communities alongside New South Wales and South Australia face unique problems including with access to services licencing and coordination of emergency…

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Duck hunting season

Wednesday 17 January 2018 Daniel Andrews has ignored his own consultation process by imposing new restrictions on Victorian hunters in the 2018 duck season. The Andrews Labor Government has taken no notice of advice from informed stakeholder groups that strongly argued against the restrictions. Victorian hunters legally taking part in the duck hunting season are…

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Victoria’s iconic High Country history immortalised in new Hall of Fame

Wednesday 10 January 2018   An elected Liberal Nationals government will help Victoria’s High Country communities immortalise their heritage in a new High Country Hall of Fame. Shadow Minister for Regional Victoria and Decentralisation Peter Walsh will announce the Liberal-Nationals’ commitment at Omeo this weekend at the Mountain Cattlemen’s Association of Victoria Annual Get Together.…

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Vic famers hard hit by chickpea and lentil tariff

Friday 22 December 2017   This morning I have spoken to Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud to convey the seriousness of the impact of India’s 30 per cent tariff on chickpeas and lentils on Victorian farmers. Victoria’s chickpea and lentil farmers have battled frost hail and heavy rains in the past months. India’s decision to…

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Fix country roads save country lives (Letter to the Editor)

Tuesday 19 December 2017   Dear Editor Country Victorians don’t need a website to tell us regional and rural roads have been seriously neglected by the Andrews Government. Labor recently announced a “˜bold plan’ for regional roads but instead of spending money fixing country roads Labor has spent money building a website and named it…

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Christmas Message From Peter Walsh

Friday 15th December 2017 As we prepare to celebrate Christmas and the arrival of 2018   I wish everyone in the Murray Plains Electorate a very Merry Christmas The Christmas holiday season brings the community together to give thanks for our blessings and to share our hope for a bright and prosperous future. It is…

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Labor backs illegal blockade while Nth Vic suffers

Friday 15 December 2017   Northern Victorian producers have been let down by Labor Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp. An illegal union blockade at the Port of Melbourne is stopping our hardworking farmers in northern Victoria exporting their goods but the Andrews Labor Government refuses to stand up for them. Instead Mark Gepp is…

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Crime up 19.9% in Campaspe

Thursday 14 December 2017 Daniel Andrews refuses to take action to fix the violent crime rate in Victoria Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh says. New figures released by the Victorian Crime Statistics Agency today show crime across the Campaspe Shire Council region increased to 3 545 offences in the year to September 2017 –…

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