Walsh – Apply now for Youth Parliament

  Friday 15 February 2019 Young people in the Murray Plains electorate wishing to influence future Victorian law policies programs and services have the opportunity to do so as part of the YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said applications for the 2019 program were now…

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International tick of approval for sustainable Vic timber industry

Thursday 14 February 2019   I congratulate VicForests on successfully securing a further three-year Responsible Wood standard certification. The re-certification is a testament to the work being done in the industry to ensure it continues to meet stringent environmental and social responsibility standards. Despite this Daniel Andrews continues to work against the timber industry’s efforts…

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Walsh calls for local banking to stay local

Wednesday 13 February 2019 Communities in the Murray Plains electorate will miss out under an Andrews Labor Government plan to force Victoria’s schools and hospitals to put their banking through Sydney. Labor’s”˜centralised banking’ plan will force state-owned organisations to close accounts with their local banks and transfer money into the Government’s Sydney-based Westpac accounts. Mr…

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VicHealth Grants Available to Help Local Clubs

Friday 8 February 2019 VicHealth Grants available to help local clubs Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging local sporting clubs to apply for a share of $500 000 in funding available under the VicHealth Active Club Grant program 2018-19. Grants of up to $10 000 are available to…

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Victoria’s kangaroo pet food trial must be made permanent

Wednesday 6 February 2019   Farmers professional shooters and processors have been left frustrated by the Andrews Labor Government’s ongoing failure to make Victoria’s successful kangaroo pet food trial permanent. Communities that rely on the program to generate local jobs and investment are suffering a serious case of déjà vu with the trial’s extension set…

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Our farmers need relief from rates and water charges

Tuesday 5 February 2019   The Liberal Nationals today urged Premier Daniel Andrews to go further with support for Victoria’s drought affected farmers and provide shire rates relief and rebates for fixed water charge. As the dry conditions continue Murray Dairy has estimated that a third of dairy farms in Northern Victoria will be forced…

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Youngcare at Home Grants

Friday 1st February 2019   Youngcare At Home Care Grants Available   Applications for the Youngcare At Home Care Grants in Victoria are now open. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging families and service providers who are caring at home for a young person with high care needs…

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CFA volunteers must be guaranteed equal rights

Friday 21 December 2018   Volunteer and career firefighters who have developed cancer or other illnesses as a result of keeping our communities safe deserve equal compensation Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has said. In State Parliament this week Premier Daniel Andrews refused to guarantee that volunteers and career firefighters would be treated equally…

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Recreational fishing grants are now open

Friday 7 December 2018 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged fishing enthusiasts across the electorate to apply for the 2018-19 Recreational Fishing Grants Program. “The Recreational Fishing Grants program provides a fantastic opportunity for local fishers to apply for both small and large grants to improve recreational fishing…

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Statement from the Nationals’ leadership team

Monday 3 December 2018 The Nationals’ Party Room met today and elected Peter Walsh as Leader and Steph Ryan as Deputy Leader of the Victorian Parliamentary Party. Both were elected by the Party Room uncontested for their respective positions. Mr Walsh said The Nationals will continue to work with our communities to give them a…

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Peter Walsh – Op Ed – Re-election statement

  Monday 26 November 2018   I’m humbled to have been re-elected at Saturday’s State Election with an increased majority against a statewide swing. It’s very much a bitter sweet situation with the statewide result and there are a number of seats still in the balance where some good friends and colleagues appear to have…

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