Inquiry into Domestic Animals Amendment

Tuesday 6 December 2016 Background The Legislative Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee handed down the final report for the Inquiry into the Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Bill 2016 today. Among 18 recommendations and one finding were: that consultation with relevant stakeholders in regard to this Bill was inadequate and that it…

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Energy Assistance Grants Available for Businesses

Tuesday 6th December 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging eligible businesses across the Murray Plains electorate to apply for an Energy Assessment Grant. “Industry has made it absolutely clear that the responsibility of power price rises rests with the Andrews Labor Government and their damaging energy policies…

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Country People Hardest Hit by High Fuel Prices

Thursday 1st December 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Andrews Labor Government’s new laws to ban display of discounted fuel prices fails to address the major concern for local motorists – high fuel prices. A ban on fuel retailers displaying discounted prices came into effect this week.…

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Labor Ignores Swan Hill Rail Commuters

Thursday 1st December 2016 Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan  has shown complete disrespect to regional rail commuters on in the Murray Plains Electorate with her announcement this week on additional services  according to Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh. “The Minister promised 80 new regional services across the state…

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Labor Ignores Rail Passengers Beyond Bendigo

Thursday 1st December 2016 Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan  has shown complete disrespect to rail commuters on the Echuca Bendigo line with her announcement this week on additional services according to Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh. Mr Walsh said that the line is a vital link for specialist…

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Bills Introduced to Victorian Parliament November 22-24 2016

Friday 25th November 2016 Letter to the Editor Last week six Bills were introduced to the Victorian Parliament which may be of interest to Murray Plains residents. The Bills are as follows: Wrongs Amendment (Organisational Child Abuse) Bill 2016 Administration and Probate and Other Acts Amendment (Succession and Related Matters) Bill 2016 Consumer Acts Amendment…

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Funds Available To Restore Local War Memorials

Thursday 24th November 2016 Community members of the Murray Plains Electorate involved with veterans groups are invited to apply for funding to renew or repair their local war memorials through the Restoring Community War Memorials Grants program. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging all RSL clubs local councils…

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Swan Hill Must Benefit From New VLine Services

Thursday 24 November 2016 New VLine services to Swan Hill must be among 80 additional services to be announced next week Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Peter Walsh said. Mr Walsh said country commuters – and not just Bendigo residents – must benefit from the 10 new services for the Bendigo line.…

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Echuca Must Benefit From New VLine Services

Thursday 24 November 2016 New VLine services to Echuca must be among 80 additional services to be announced next week Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Peter Walsh said. Mr Walsh said country commuters – and not just Bendigo residents – must benefit from the 10 new services for the Bendigo line. “We…

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Local History Grants Now Available

Thursday 24th November 2016 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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Unconventional gas ban

Tuesday 22 November 2016 Comments attributable to Leader of the Opposition Matthew Guy The moratorium is already in place and already operating so why is Daniel Andrews desperately pushing this legislation through when there’s a crime crisis and important legislation like our youth parole changes and the “˜No Body No Parole’ to get through before…

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Victoria must back Barnaby to dump Basin upwater

Monday 21 November 2016 Background Now is the time for Victoria to help get rid of the Basin Plan’s 450GL up-water all together. The up-water was a secret deal struck in October 2012 between Federal Labor and the South Australian Government. To mitigate this political madness Victoria’s Liberal-Nationals fought hard for a trigger to be…

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Neville must stand up to SA Labor

Friday 18 November 2016 Barnaby Joyce should be congratulated on his strong leadership today with regards to the 450GL upwater. Lisa Neville must get her South Australian Labor colleagues to understand that this upwater cannot be achieved without causing massive socio-economic upheaval in Victoria’s Basin communities. The 450GL deal secretly devised by former Labor Water…

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Letter to the Editor (Food and Fibre report)

Friday 18 November 2016 Dear Editor This year for the first time in five years the value of Victoria’s food and fibre exports fell. In 2015-16 exports totalled $11.9 billion. Last year they exceeded $12 billion. Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford says this is “outstanding” but the results are actually a wake-up call for this city-centric…

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Dan’s wasteful desal water order

Thursday 17 November 2016 Melbourne’s dams now hold more water than they did at the same time last year. Melbourne’s water storages are at 72.5 per cent – 1313.8 billion litres. It means there is an extra 2.1 billion litres of water available for use than at this time last year. Storages are still filling…

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