More police resources needed to tackle crime in Campaspe

The Andrews Labor Government isn’t providing police with the resources they need to tackle crime in the Campaspe local government area. Figures from the Crime Statistics Agency show a 36.43 per cent increase in the number of crimes since Daniel Andrews was elected in 2014, from 2,948 to 4,022. Leader of The Nationals and Member…

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Murray Plains electorate to benefit from VicHealth Sports Grants

Six local sports clubs have received funding through the latest round of VicHealth grants, Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said today. Mr Walsh said Boort Hockey Club, Kerang Football Netball Club, Nyah West Golf Club, Calivil Football and Netball Club, Rochester & District Amateur Swimming Club and Undera Football…

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Daniel Andrews to destroy the CFA

Daniel Andrews succeeded this week in his plan to tear apart our CFA, with the support of Labor’s members for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes and Mark Gepp. After years of war on our CFA volunteers, the Andrews Labor Government’s destructive CFA Bill passed the Legislative Council last night, with support of Labor MPs, the Greens…

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Labor’s legacy on the botched, stalled Murray Basin Rail Project

Out-of-money and indefinitely on hold: this is the Andrews Labor Government’s legacy for the stalled Murray Basin Rail Project. Under questioning in Parliament today, Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan again arrogantly denied responsibility for botching the major upgrade works instead of committing to finish the project in full. Leader of The Nationals and Shadow Minister…

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Labor not putting locals first

Background Rural and regional communities will play second fiddle to big ticket projects under an Andrews Government decision to focus regional funds “towards larger projects”. This year’s State Budget saw the dedicated Regional Growth Fund axed and Regional Development Victoria’s (RDV) budget slashed by $130 million. At the same time, the Andrews Government will halve…

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Road maintenance funds diluted to fix wire rope barriers

Friday 14 June 2019 Money that should be used to fix potholes in country roads crumbling road shoulders and cut roadside grass is being diverted to repair damaged wire rope barriers it has been revealed. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that his constituents living in the Murray Plains…

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No rates relief for farmers, but doctors and lawyers get drought aid under Daniel Andrews

The Andrews Government’s decision to refuse council rate relief for struggling farmers while offering doctors, lawyers and public servants drought aid is an insult to farming families. In a weak performance at Parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC), Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes couldn’t even say how much of Labor’s drought assistance was actually…

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Awards Open for Volunteers

Thursday 13th June 2019 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging his constituents in the Murray Plains Electorate to nominate a valued volunteer for the Volunteer Champions Award. “The awards recognise and reward the tireless efforts of the many volunteers who keep our rural communities strong ” Mr Walsh…

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Labor puts Murray Darling Basin Rail Project on hold – indefinitely

The Murray Basin Rail modernisation has been thrown into chaos today with revelations that the Andrews Labor Government has blown the budget and stalled the project. Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan struggled to give clear and detailed answers this morning when she appeared at Parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC). The Minister failed to…

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Community urged to have a say in farm trespass inquiry

Wednesday 12th June 2019 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging the community to have their say to help fix farm trespass laws with a parliamentary inquiry into the issue now taking public submissions. The inquiry will help determine the best ways to strengthen laws to protect Victorian farmers…

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Parliament prize competition now open

Monday 3rd June 2019 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging local students to enter the 2019 Parliament Prize competition. “This year the Parliament Prize is asking students to submit a video of themselves presenting a Member’s Statement ” Mr Walsh said. “A Member’s Statement is an opportunity…

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Help shape caravan park regulations

Friday 31st May 2019 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging caravan park owners and users across the electorate to have their say on Caravan Park Regulations. The Residential Tenancies (Caravan Parks and Movable Dwellings Registration and Standards) Regulations 2010 are currently under review and open for consultation. Mr…

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Grants available to help local organisations transition to NDIS

Wednesday 29th May 2019 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging eligible local organisations to apply for a share of $1.3 million in funding currently available under the Victorian Regional Readiness Fund. Grants of up to $130 000 are available to organisations to help regional and rural communities develop…

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Labor moves to split up CFA now federal election is over

Wednesday 29 May 2019 The Andrews Labor Government has confirmed the fears of local volunteers by today reintroducing to Parliament its divisive and flawed legislation to smash up the CFA. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh condemned the move and said Daniel Andrews had clearly been waiting to get the Federal Election out of the…

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Labor’s regional cuts are nothing to be proud of

Tuesday 28th May 2019 Regional Development Minister Jaclyn Symes proclaims she’s “very proud” of Labor’s latest State Budget, despite it having no plan and no money for Regional Victoria. Ms Symes told State Parliament today she’s “very proud of the Budget we delivered yesterday for Regional Victoria”, claiming it includes $2.6 billion for Regional Victoria.…

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