Storages hit 70% and confirm Dan’s desal disaster

Friday 14 October 2016 Melbourne’s water storages have hit 70 per cent today but Melbourne households will still have to pay for Daniel Andrews’ wasteful $27 million desal water order. Quotes attributable to Peter Walsh Shadow Minister for Water “Today Daniel Andrews has shown he doesn’t care that he’s forcing up water bills and making…

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Member for Northern Victoria Luke O’Sullivan

Thursday 13 October 2016 The people of Northern Victoria finally have full representation in parliament after Daniel Andrews backed down and allowed a joint sitting to swear in Luke O’Sullivan as The Nationals’ new MP in the Legislative Council. Daniel Andrews had been bullying the Parliament since August 16 but was forced to back down…

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Volunteer Emergency Services Grants Available

Thursday 13th October 2016 A new grants stream to provide new equipment updated facilities and further education and training is now open to Victoria’s emergency services personnel. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program was open to brigades units clubs and volunteers from…

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More Police Needed for Smaller Communities

Wednesday 12th October 2016 The crime wave and law and order crisis is not just a Melbourne issue according to Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh. In State Parliament this week Mr Walsh said a shortage of 24 hour policing resources is putting public safety at risk in small rural…

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Money Available for Regional Arts

Thursday 6th October 2016 MONEY AVAILABLE FOR REGIONAL ARTS Regional arts presenters are being invited to share in $295 000 of grants under the Small Regional Presenters part of the Regional Arts Package. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the funding is available to not for profit arts groups…

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Chaplaincy Celebration in Ky

Tuesday 4th October 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged Kyabram people to support a dinner being held to celebrate fifteen years of chaplaincy at Kyabram P-12 College. “The chaplaincy program offers a place of refuge to young people who are struggling with family concerns or who need…

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VicHealth Innovation Challenge Grants – Sport

Thursday 29th September 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging sporting bodies from across the Murray Plains electorate to apply for VicHealth Innovation Challenge – Sport funding. Mr Walsh said the funding program is looking for clever ideas to get more Victorians physically active by taking community sport…

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Crime Statistics Reveal Worrying Trend

Thursday 29th September 2016 Crime across the Campaspe LGA is up nearly 20 per cent on 2015 figures new statistics from Victoria’s Crime Statistics Agency has revealed. In the Agency’s annual report released on Thursday Campaspe LGA recorded a 19.5 per cent increase in crime between June 2015 and June 2016. Total offences were up…

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Shade Grants Are Now Open

Tuesday 20th September 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging community groups including sports clubs local councils and not-for-profit groups  to take advantage of the $10 million Community Shade Grant Program which is now open. The program provides funding to construct new shade purchase portable shade plant a…

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Nominations Called for 2016-17 Young Achievers Awards

Tuesday 20th September 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is supporting the 2016-17 Victorian Young Achievers Awards by calling for nominations from the Murray Plains electorate. “We have so many very talented and community minded young people in our community who deserve to be acknowledged for their efforts ”…

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Public Pain for Country Businesses

19th September 2016 Small businesses across the Murray Plains electorate are being forced to endure again the damaging impact of the Andrews Labor Government decision to declare two new public holidays on Easter Sunday and the day before the AFL Grand Final (30 September 2016). Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter…

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Port sale leaves no excuse for neglect of regional Victoria

Monday 19 September 2016 The $9.7 billion leasing of the Port of Melbourne will see more than $970 million for transport infrastructure delivered to regional and rural Victoria. The Liberal-Nationals fought to secure a 10 per cent slice of the port sale proceeds for investment in transport infrastructure in country areas despite strong opposition from…

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