Kyabram P-12 finally has its day in the Budget says Walsh

Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said Kyabram P-12’s $6.75 million allocation in the Victorian Government’s Budget is a win for the school and a great start towards the total funding required. Mr Walsh said school council chairman Dale Denham and his whole team should be congratulated on their efforts in obtaining funding. He said…

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Regional Victoria robbed in big borrowing, big debt Labor Budget

The Andrews Labor Government has outspent itself with a city-focussed State Budget that delivers little for regional Victorians. Country people’s resilience has been stretched to the limit this year, first by catastrophic bushfires and then two waves of coronavirus shutdowns that have blown a hole in once thriving local economies. Today’s State Budget doesn’t deliver…

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Statement on border closure with South Australia

Victorians have sacrificed too much to risk new coronavirus outbreaks in our communities, but these further border closures will have a devastating impact on our cross-border communities if decisions aren’t made with a deep understanding of local needs. The Andrews Labor Government’s decision to implement its own permit system on the South Australian border has…

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR- Re: State Budget

Dear Editor, Next week’s 2020-21 Victorian State Budget is a critical chance to lay out a plan to restore Victorians’ lives and livelihoods. The lessons of 2020 have created unique opportunities for regional Victoria. Enforced working from home has showed us it’s possible to have a job in the city, while living in the country.…

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Libs/Nats will rescue Victoria from Belt and Road deal

A Liberal Nationals Government will rescue Victoria from Labor’s lopsided and secretive Belt and Road deal with the Chinese Government according to The Nationals leader Peter Walsh. He said while this was not a decision that has been taken lightly; it “is the right decision for Victoria”. “The Belt and Road deal is not in…

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China trade barriers hurting Victorian farmers

Victorian food and fibre has been left stranded by China’s sudden, punitive import suspensions, but the Andrews Labor Government still stood by its controversial Belt and Road deal today. Today in State Parliament Trade Minister Martin Pakula was asked to explain the benefits of the Andrews Labor Government’s controversial Belt and Road deal with China…

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Letter to the Editor- Masks

Dear Editor, As the weather heats up and cases stay low, the rules around mandatory masks must be reviewed. After nearly two weeks of no new cases statewide and with just four active cases in a state of nearly 6.5 million people, it’s difficult to understand why Daniel Andrews refuses to budge. Even public health…

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Gathering limits must be lifted for Remembrance Day

The Liberal Nationals have again called for the Andrews Government to revisit the restrictions on outdoor Remembrance Day services before Wednesday. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said The Nationals have been contacted by RSL Sub-Branches and families of veterans who said it made no sense that 70 people can get together to drink in…

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Koondrook school caught in government Catch-22 says Walsh

Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is calling on the Minister for Education to urgently review conditions at Koondrook Primary School, which has reached its student capacity and has been ordered by his department to stop taking enrolments from students who live in NSW. Mr Walsh said this growing school needs more space for classes…

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Dan’s Belt and Road running over the top of Victorian farmers

Daniel Andrews cannot stay part of China’s controversial Belt and Road deal after the latest round of import suspensions targeting Australian producers were imposed today. In a multi-billion-dollar blow to our agriculture and resource sectors, China has suspended all imports of Australian wine, lobsters, sugar, coal, copper ore and concentrate, barley and timber. Shadow Minister…

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Horticulture sector crippled by Andrews Govt incompetence

Reports the Andrews Labor Government has refused to let seasonal workers quarantine in Victoria shows it still can’t get the basics right.   Victoria’s horticulture sector is desperately seeking thousands of workers to get fruit off the trees, but have reportedly been told by the Andrews Labor Government that they will have to send workers…

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