Crime up 7.6% in Swan Hill

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 Swan Hill Rural City Council region increased to 2 357 offences in the year to September…

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Labor fails farmers as produce rots on dock

Wednesday 13 December 2017   Background Daniel Andrews continues to stand by while his union mates stop our hardworking farmers from exporting their goods. In Parliament today Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford failed to acknowledge the economic and reputational damage a union blockade at the Port of Melbourne has forced on Victorian businesses. Ms Pulford failed…

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Christmas Card Competition

Wednesday 13th December 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has announced the four winners of his annual Christmas card design competition today. Each year Mr Walsh selects two primary schools in the electorate and invites students to  design the cover of his  Christmas cards. ”This year I invited Leitchville…

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A new voice for Victoria in Federal leadership

Thursday 7 December 2017   Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh has congratulated Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie on her election as The Nationals’ deputy leader today. Speaking on behalf of the Victorian Nationals and the state Liberal Nationals parliamentary team Mr Walsh said Senator McKenzie will be a strong voice for rural and regional Victoria.…

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Shire Meeting Very Positive – Walsh

Wednesday 6th December 2017 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has applauded the councillors of the Rural City of Swan Hill for taking a proactive stance in guiding the future direction of the shire. Mr Walsh met with the Mayor and Councillors in Swan Hill this week to hear…

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Funding Available for Sporting Clubs in Murray Plains

Wednesday 6th December 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging sporting clubs across the Murray Plains electorate to apply for a grant under the latest round of the 2017-18 Sporting Club Grants Program. Mr Walsh said grants of up to $5 000 are available to allow sporting clubs…

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VicHealth Grants Boost Female Participation

Tuesday 5th December 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has congratulated two local sporting clubs who have received funding under Round 1 of the VicHealth Active Club Grants Program 2017-18. “This latest round of funding is aimed at getting more women and girls to take part in sport something…

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VicHealth Grants Boost Female Participation in Sport

Tuesday 5th December 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has congratulated three local sporting clubs who have received funding under Round 1 of the VicHealth Active Club Grants Program 2017-18. “This latest round of funding is aimed at getting more women and girls to take part in sport something…

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A website won’t fix country roads

Tuesday 5 December 2017   Today Labor’s Roads Minister Luke Donnellan detailed his “˜bold plan’ to fix country Victoria’s deteriorating road network – a new website. Country Victorians don’t need a website to tell us regional and rural roads have been seriously neglected by the Andrews Labor Government. What’s worse is that Luke Donnellan’s “˜bold…

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Cohuna Hospital Fight Taken to Parliament

Monday 4th December 2017 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has sought a commitment from the Victorian Health Minister that the Cohuna Hospital will remain as a stand-alone hospital including midwifery services. The plea came as a result of a recent decision taken without consultation to bypass all midwifery…

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Rural Chances Scholarships Now Open

Friday 1st December 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging young people who are wanting to study at TAFE or undertake an apprenticeship to apply for a new scholarship. The Rural Chances Scholarships are for young rural Victorians who have career aspirations but are facing significant financial or…

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Labor making a dogs breakfast of puppy farm reform

Tuesday 28 November 2017   Victorians are forced to pay more for power pay more for a home and now they’ll pay more for a pet under Daniel Andrews’ failed animal welfare reforms. The Andrews Labor Government is making a dogs breakfast of its puppy farm reforms. Instead of focusing on people who are operating…

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Breastscreen Victoria

Friday 24th November 2017  Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged local women aged over 50 to have a free screening mammogram every two years. The call follows the release of results by BreastScreen Victoria this week showing that 59% of the eligible female population in the Murray Plains…

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