Labor must reject calls for logging bans

Wednesday 26 April 2017   Background The Andrews Government must immediately rule out harvesting bans that would destroy Victoria’s timber industry. Reports in The Weekly Times today indicate the Environment Minister is “˜considering’ a call from Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum that would prevent Victoria’s timber industry accessing regrowth timber. It was revealed last week that…

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Grants For Kindergartens Up For Grabs

Thursday 19th April 2017 Kindergartens across the Murray Plains Electorate are being encouraged to apply for funding for refurbishments and to improve their IT capabilities. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said applications have opened for the Children’s Facilities Capital Program. “There are three categories of funding open to kindergartens…

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Letter to the Editor (Law and Order)

Wednesday 19 April 2017   Dear Editor More and more country Victorians do not feel safe in their own homes and it is no wonder. Victoria’s crime rate has skyrocketed 20 per cent since December 2014 – it is clear the Andrews Government’s soft touch isn’t working. In the past year alone assaults have spiked…

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More Funding Needed for Kyabram P-12 College

Thursday 13th April 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is calling on the Andrews Labor Government to commit funding to the Kyabram P-12 College in the May State Budget. “Prior to the November 2014 election the Liberal-Nationals Coalition announced $10 million to enable the college to finally construct its…

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Echuca Specialist School Must Be Funded

Tuesday 11th April 2017 In the lead up to the May State Budget Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is again calling on the Andrews Labor Government to allocate additional infrastructure funding to the Echuca Schools Regeneration Project. Mr Walsh said the Andrews Labor Government has critically underfunded the community…

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Telstra Business Women’s Awards

Monday 10th April 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has called on the community to celebrate the achievements of exceptional business women by nominating them for the 2017 Telstra Business Women’s Awards. Mr Walsh said the Telstra Business Women’s Awards play a critical role in raising the profile of…

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Volunteer Action Grants On Offer

Monday 10th April 2017 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged community and volunteer groups Traditional Owner groups not-for-profit environmental organisations and schools focused on environmental projects to apply for funding through the $1 million Community and Volunteer Action Grants. Mr Walsh said the grants were designed to…

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Regional business hit by energy price rise

Thursday 6 April 2017   Rising gas and electricity prices are a massive challenge facing our regional businesses this year. With the closure of Hazelwood Power Station on March 31 and no baseload power alternative from the Andrews Government it’s only going to get worse. The closure of Hazelwood is the result Daniel Andrews always…

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Victoria – The Crime Capital of Australia

6th  April 2017 Victoria under Daniel Andrews is now the undisputed crime capital of Australia. Figures released today show that for the year 2016 crime rates in Victoria increased by 10.2% compared to NSW crime rates which increased by just 0.41%. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that under…

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Harriet Shing too busy to act on wild dogs

Wednesday 5 April 2017   The Andrews Labor Government’s bungled management of Victoria’s Wild Dog Control program has gone from bad to worse as wild dog numbers and attacks on livestock increase. “Wild dogs are a significant challenge for North East and far East Gippsland livestock farmers and feeble excuses from Labor’s local MP Harriet…

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Melbourne Explodes While Regions Stand Still Under Labor

Monday 3rd April 2017 Melbourne’s population is growing out of control under Daniel Andrews while regional and rural communities are denied the funding and resources they need to grow. The most recent population figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that in 2016 Victoria grew by 2.1 per cent – or 123…

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Victoria Facing An Energy Crisis Under Labor

Tuesday 28th March 2017 Under Daniel Andrews the Hazelwood Power Station is shutting down and electricity bills are powering up according to Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh. Mr Walsh said that the Andrews Labor Government has tripled the tax on coal and introduced a state-based Renewable Energy Target of…

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Echuca Fire Station Opening

As a show of commitment to country Victoria The Liberal Nationals Coalition in government delivered 250 CFA stations across the State as part of a $125 million investment. The completion of the new $1.8m Echuca Fire Station in High Street South is testament to that investment. The Echuca Fire Brigade has always been an important part…

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Regional Ministerial Taskforce

Dear Editor As Daniel Andrews and his city-centric Labor Government focus effort and funding on Melbourne it was refreshing to hear the Federal Government announce a new Regional Ministerial Taskforce. With Victorian Nationals Minister Darren Chester alongside Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce there’s no doubt that our communities will benefit. The taskforce will look at initiatives…

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