LOCAL GROUPS BENEFIT FROM EMERGENCY SERVICES GRANTS

Tuesday 21st November 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has congratulated local emergency volunteer groups who received funding as part of the 2017-18 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP). Emergency volunteer groups in the Murray Plains Electorate include : Kerang CFA  ($29 769.00) Lalbert CFA  ($1 333.00) Quambatook CFA…

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GROUPS BENEFIT FROM EMERGENCY SERVICES GRANTS

Tuesday 21st November 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has congratulated local emergency volunteer groups who received funding as part of the 2017-18 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP). Emergency volunteer groups in the Murray Plains Electorate include : Bamawm Extension CFA  ($170 000) Echuca SES ($1 263) Leitchville…

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Labor can’t explain secrecy on Animal Welfare Victoria

Tuesday 21 November 2017   Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has refused to explain her decision to establish Animal Welfare Victoria without any consultation with livestock and intensive industries. Questioned today in Parliament Ms Pulford could not name any stakeholders that were consulted before AWV was established. Industry and regional stakeholders including the Victorian Farmers Federation…

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Petition Launched To Fight For Services for Cohuna Hospital

Thursday 16th November 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has urged Cohuna and district residents to support a petition objecting to the suspension of maternity services at the Cohuna District Hospital. Mr Walsh said the petition expresses the anger of Cohuna and district residents that the Andrews Labor Government…

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Have Your Say On Surging Energy Prices

Wednesday 15th November 2017 Labor’s Minister in Denial –  Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio today continued her incompetent defence of the impact of surging energy prices to families and businesses across Victoria. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that in a response to a question in parliament regarding the rising…

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Local History Grants Available

Tuesday 14th November 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged community groups to apply for a share in $350 000 in funding for projects that preserve and share stories from our past. Mr Walsh said this latest round of grants of up to $15 000 is available through…

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Labor must commit to 12 month extension on eID

Friday 10 November 2017   The Andrews Labor Government’s late announcement today of a price for electronic identification (eID) tags for sheep and goats next year is long overdue. Jaala Pulford promised to give primary producers certainty “˜in the first half’ of 2017 only to force them to wait until nearly Christmas. Today’s announcement fails…

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Community Shade Grants Program Now Open

Wednesday 8th November 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging sports clubs not-for-profit organisations and community groups across the Murray Plains electorate to take advantage of the third and final round of the Community Shade Grants Program which is now open.   Mr Walsh said funding was available…

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Fight For Random House Continues

Friday 3rd November 2017 The Melbourne Labor Government is arrogantly ignoring the issues at Random House despite the Rochester community’s concerns Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh  said in parliament this week.   The Murray Plains MP said the heritage listed house and gardens has been allowed to fall into…

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Rail Freight Advisory Council

Wednesday 1 November 2017   If Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan is genuinely committed to making Victoria’s freight rail network as “˜efficient and safe as possible’ Labor should fund upgrades at level crossings on the Maryborough to Mildura freight line. The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of a Rail Freight Advisory Council to…

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ROYAL COMMISSION INTO VICTORIA’S FIRE SERVICES

Monday 30th October 2017 A Liberal Nationals Government will initiate a Royal Commission into Fire Services in Victoria. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said a Royal Commission which is completely independent of government will take the politics out of the bitter dispute over Victoria’s Fire Services “It’s time that…

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Dog breeders slam Labor’s secrecy on change

Thursday 26 October 2017   Background Alarm bells are ringing for Victorian dog breeders as the Andrews Labor Government dithers on its proposed Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms And Pet Shops) Bill 2016. Breeders and stakeholder groups continue to highlight an ongoing lack of consultation and secrecy on changes to the original Bill. Agriculture Minister…

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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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