Labor in denial on botched eID rollout

Wednesday 25 October 2017 Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has embarrassingly admitted she has no idea of serious concerns with the implementation of electronic identification (eID) of sheep and goats. Victorian saleyard operators say they won’t be ready to scan eID tags by March 2018 because the software they need to share data with the National…

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Food and Fibre Export Performance Report

Wednesday 25 October 2017   Cuts to Victoria’s agriculture budget and little action to reduce red tape for farmers are taking a toll on Victoria’s booming agriculture sector. The Victorian Food and Fibre Export Performance Report 2016-17 was released today and showed Victoria’s agriculture sector continues to lead the nation in exports but that growth…

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ANZAC AWARDS TO RECOGNISE EXCEPTIONAL AUSTRALIANS

24th October 2017 Nominations have opened for the 2018 ANZAC of the Year Awards. The awards honour those who serve in peace and also perpetuate the memory and gallantry of those who served in war. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh encouraged residents in the Murray Plains Electorate to give…

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Get On With The Courthouse Says Walsh

Friday 20th October 2017 In State Parliament this week Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has called out the Melbourne Labor Government for its failure to deliver on key recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Mr Walsh said that on the 2nd May 2016 the Attorney General Martin…

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Labor still failing to consult regional industry

Friday 20 October 2017   Background Daniel Andrews has snubbed Victorian farmers by failing to consult with Victoria’s livestock and intensive industries before establishing Animal Welfare Victoria. Animal Welfare Victoria was announced under the cover of darkness without consultation with Victoria’s peak farmer group the Victorian Farmers Federation or the Livestock Industry Consultative Committee (LICC).…

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Red Cross Recruiting across Campaspe Region

Tuesday 10 October 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that Australian Red Cross welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds to apply and provides extensive training and development opportunities for new volunteers. “Red Cross is recruiting across the region now so it’s a great time for people to…

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Local History Grant for Echuca

Monday 9th October 2017 A major project being undertaken by Echuca Historical Society Inc (EHS) took a step further with the announcement of a funding grant of  $14 927 from the Local History Grants Program. For the past three years volunteers of EHS have been working on the project which aims to fully digitize archiving…

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Liberal Nationals Onshore Gas Policy

Monday 9 October 2017 Today Liberal Leader Matthew Guy and I announced an onshore gas policy that will give Victorians a clear choice at the next election. This policy will help put the brakes on soaring gas prices that are currently hurting Victorian households and businesses.  Our policy will provide cheaper gas and create more…

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Decentralisation portfolio elevates the focus on country Victoria

Wednesday 4 October 2017 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor Victoria’s country communities are at the heart of the Liberal Nationals’ plan to decentralise population growth in our state. The nonsense claim from Labor MPs that the regional development portfolio has been cut is nothing more than hysterical scaremongering. The Andrews Labor Government is desperate…

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Letter to Editor – Bills in Parliament 19-21 September 2017

  Monday 25th September 2017 To the Editor Last week the following Bills were also introduced to the Victorian Parliament which may be of interest to Murray Plains residents:  Fines Reform Amendment Bill 2017 Gambling Regulation Amendment (Gaming Machine Arrangements) Bill 2017 Planning and Environment Amendment (Public Land Contributions) Bill 2017 Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill…

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Decentralisation elevates focus on regional development

Monday 25 September 2017 Country Victoria is at the heart of the Liberal Nationals plan to better manage our population and grow our whole state – not just Melbourne. The Liberal Nationals strongly believe a whole-of-government approach is integral to delivering the best outcome for rural and regional Victoria and our new Shadow Minister for…

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Labor’s goat nothing to say on eID

Thursday 21 September 2017   Victorian producers still don’t know if the Andrews Labor Government will subsidise electronic identification tags for sheep and goats in 2018. In Parliament today Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford refused to confirm if the Andrews Government would subsidise tags in 2018. Ms Pulford’s admission confirms the process is severely delayed months…

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Labor trading insults not answers on rising energy costs

Wednesday 20 September 2017   The Andrews Labor Government’s trivial response to questions in Parliament today on rising energy costs in regional Victoria is an utter insult to country business owners. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio would rather blame others than make sure families and businesses can afford to pay their energy bills. Agricultural businesses…

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