Andrews refuses to stand up for Heyfield mill workers

Tuesday 21 March 2017   Heyfield mill workers contractors and the community sent a clear message to the Premier today: don’t drop the axe on our jobs and our community. Hundreds of timber workers and community members rallied at State Parliament on the same day Daniel Andrews and Ministers Jaala Pulford and Gavin Jennings again…

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Labor must immediately review exclusion zones

Monday 20 March 2017   The Andrews Labor Government must immediately review the 200 metre exclusion zones which are impacting available timber for harvest in Victoria’s working forests. These zones were adopted on recommendation from the Leadbeater’s Possum Advisory Group with the intention to review once 200 colonies were identified. To date 569 colonies have…

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Peter Walsh Hornets Show Some Sting

Monday 20th March 2017   Future Sportstars of the Year displayed their skills at Kyabram Sports and Entertainment Centre last week for the first round of Basketball Kyabram’s junior final series. The teams have all received generous sponsorship from the business community and the local MP also chipped in to get the competition up and…

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Closure of Quambatook School

Monday 20th March 2017 Comment from Peter Walsh MP Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh visited Quambatook recently in response to the closure of the Quambatook Group School. “I had received correspondence from passionate local advocate Chelle Espagne and it was good to call in personally and talk with her…

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Heyfield mill

Friday 17 March 2017   The Andrews Government has disgracefully abandoned 260 workers at Australian Sustainable Hardwoods’ Heyfield mill by failing to guarantee a viable timber supply. Labor’s half-baked offer to purchase the mill at the 11th hour again confirms Daniel Andrews has no problem playing political games with Victorian jobs. Instead Daniel Andrews has…

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Min-Co must examine SA’s barrages

Wednesday 15 March 2017 Background Building a Lock Zero at Wellington before water from the Murray River flows into South Australia’s Lower Lakes should be on the agenda for Friday’s Ministerial Council in Mildura. Five barrages are installed through the Lower Lakes system downstream from Lake Alexandrina. Up to 950GL of water is lost each…

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Men’s Shed Funding Available

Wednesday 15th March 2017 The 2017 Men’s Shed Funding Round is now open. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains said grants of up to $60 000 are now available to construct a new men’s shed   redevelop an existing shed or co-locate a  shed. Mr Walsh said refurbishment grants of up to…

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$1M in Grants to Amazing Australians

Tuesday 14th March 2017 AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is once again offering $1 million in grants to amazing Australians doing great things – and Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging people across the Murray Plains electorate to apply. The grants program is open to individuals of all ages walks…

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All Talk No Action on Bendigo Echuca line

Thursday 9th March 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has slammed the Labor Government’s announcement of yet another investigation into rail services on the Bendigo line. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan this week announced a study investigating how to use local transport to improve access to local employment…

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Energy Relief Off Labor’s Small Business Agenda

Thursday 9th March 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that relief on skyrocketing gas and electricity prices for regional small businesses has been pushed to the backburner by the Andrews Government. Small Business Minister Philip Dalidakis refused to answer questions in Parliament today on whether his department was…

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Labor Rorting Continues to Discredit Government

Thursday 9th March 2017 “There is a very good saying that a fish rots from the head down and sadly that is what we have in place now under Daniel Andrews “ said Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh. Mr Walsh said this week’s Parliamentary sitting showed the Andrews Labor…

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Labor Taxing Country People to Pay for City Transport

Monday 2nd March 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh says it is an absolute nonsense for country people to pay a new tax to regulate Uber transport services operating in city settings. He said the Andrews Labor Government is proposing legislation in the Victorian Parliament that all commercial passenger…

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