Labor’s dairy grants under-funded and over-promised

Tuesday 7 February 2017 Daniel Andrews under-funded and over-promised on grants offered to farmers hit by the dairy crisis. Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh said just 332 of Victoria’s 4200 dairy farmers received funding from the Dairy Development Grants Scheme before the grants ran out. “Victoria’s dairy farmers were handed scraps off the table…

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Walsh-Bull: Labor failing our forestry workers

Tuesday 7 February 2017   Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has failed to explain why the Andrews Government refuses to stand up for thousands of jobs in Victoria’s forestry industry. In Parliament’s Upper House today Nationals members Luke O’Sullivan and Melina Bath directly asked Ms Pulford why Labor’s Forestry Industry Taskforce which the Premier said would…

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Police In Schools Program

Tuesday 6th February 2017 Tackling the scourge of violent youth crime and improving community safety would be the focus of a $50 million “˜Police in Schools’ program to be introduced by an elected Liberal Nationals government. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the program would complement the Liberal Nationals…

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Athlete Travel Grants

Tuesday 6th February 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging athletes across the Murray Plains electorate to apply for a grant through the latest round of the Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program. Mr Walsh said the grants program provides grants to help Victorian athletes particularly those in rural…

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Massive Response to Rochy Police Petition

Monday 6th February 2017 Almost 2000 Rochester & district residents have signed a petition calling on the Andrews Labor Government to increase police presence and numbers in their rural community. Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the massive response to the petition sent a loud and clear message to…

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VicHealth Active Grants Program Open

Monday 6th February 2017 Sporting clubs and organisations in the Murray Plains electorate are able to apply for up to $10 000 in funding from the latest round of the VicHealth Active Club Grant program. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged local sporting clubs to apply for the…

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WALSH SPREADS BREASTSCREEN MESSAGE

  Wednesday 1st February 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged women in the Murray Plains Electorate aged over 50 to have a free screening mammogram every two years. He said 75 per cent of women diagnosed with breast cancer are aged over 50 and regular breast screens…

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Victorian Irrigators Urged to Lobby MDBA

Monday 30 January 2017 Southern Basin communities are feeling the impacts of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan but with a full review still five years away Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has urged irrigators to have their say at upcoming community drop-in sessions. Last year a review of the Plan’s impact on Northern Basin Communities…

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Museum Exhibition Opened – Walsh

Echuca Historical Society’s latest exhibition celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Old Police Station was officially opened last Friday by the Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh Mr Walsh acknowledged members of Victoria Police who have worked from the Old Police Station precinct of 1-11 Dickson Street for all of…

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Daniel Andrews failing to stand up for regional jobs

Friday 27 January 2017 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor There was great relief for 1600 workers at Alcoa’s Portland aluminium smelter in late January after ongoing negotiations with the Federal and State governments settled a deal to keep the smelter open. This is great news for Victoria’s south-west but it has broken the hearts…

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Walsh Supports Telstra Business Awards

Monday 23rd January 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging local businesses and charities to nominate for 2017 Telstra Business Awards. Mr Walsh said the Telstra Business Awards celebrate the achievements and entrepreneurial spirit of small and medium businesses and charities. “The Murray Plains electorate has a significant…

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Walsh Urges Tenants and Landlords To Have Their Say

Monday 23rd January 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is urging tenants and landlords to provide input into the rules around renting properties. “The Andrews Labor Government is currently calling for feedback on a range of proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act ” Mr Walsh said. “Some of…

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Liberal-Nationals: Wild Dog Control Policy

Saturday 14 January 2017   An elected Liberal-Nationals government would introduce new measures to bring wild dog numbers under control in Victoria’s High Country Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh announced today. The Andrews Labor Government’s weakening of wild dog management has left numbers out-of-control while attacks on livestock continue to take an emotional and…

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Petition Launched for More Police Resources in Rochester

Thursday 12th January 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh joined with local community members this morning to launch a petition calling for more police resources in Rochester and district. Mr Walsh said the current number of operational police is inadequate to provide a satisfactory level of police presence after…

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