Onshore gas moratorium

Tuesday 30 August 2016   The Nationals have always stood side by side with Victoria’s farmers on this issue. The Nationals were proud to be part of the previous Coalition government who introduced Victoria’s fracking moratorium and who banned the use of BTEX chemicals. Daniel Andrews has followed The Nationals’ lead in announcing a permanent…

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Daniel Andrews denies justice for families of murder victims

Monday 21 August 2016   Daniel Andrews is denying justice and closure to the families of murder victims by refusing to pass the No Body No Parole reforms Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh says. New laws put forward in the Liberal-Nationals’ Private Members’ Bill “No Body No Parole” would require convicted murderers to give…

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Letter to Editor – Daniel Andrews Bullying Has Reached New Lows

19 August 2016 Dear Editor Daniel Andrews’ bullying reached new lows this week. The Andrews Government defied 150 years of parliamentary convention and blocked requests for a joint sitting of Parliament’s upper and lower houses to swear in the new Nationals Member for Northern Victoria Luke O’Sullivan. The Premier’s dummy spit is over the suspension…

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Andrews tramples democracy for Northern Victorians

Wednesday 17 August 2016 Daniel Andrews has continued his political thuggery and intimidation denying the people of Northern Victoria their democratic right to full representation. The Andrews Labor Government has thrown the parliament into chaos by denying normal parliamentary conventions for the second time this week preventing the swearing in of the fifth Northern Victorian…

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Letter to the Editor ($20m for country level crossings)

11 August 2016   Dear Editor There is no doubt level crossings are a problem for all of Victoria but under Daniel Andrews and his city-centric Labor government only metropolitan Melbourne is worth fixing. Not one of the fifty level crossings deemed among Victoria’s most dangerous and congested by Daniel Andrews’ flagship level crossing removal…

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Labor shuns regional agriculture innovation

Wednesday 10 August 2016 Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh has welcomed a multi-million dollar university investment in a state-of-the-art food and fibre innovation hub and called on the Andrews Labor Government to follow by example with investment in our world-class industry. RMIT opened its $15 million Food Research and Innovation Centre earlier today at…

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Students’ chance to commemorate battle

3 August 2016 Schools from the Murray Plains electorate are able to apply for transport subsidies to encourage students to attend the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said schools were able to apply for funding packages of up to $1000 to…

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CFA Dispute Far From Fixed

3 August 2016 CFA Dispute Far From Fixed Daniel Andrews claims he has “fixed” the CFA dispute but in reality all he has done is create uncertainty and tension within Victoria’s fire services in the lead-up to fire season. Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) the representative for volunteers in the CFA dispute expressed concerns at…

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Country Football and Netball Grants

2 August 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged grassroots football and netball clubs and umpiring organisations to apply for grants of up to $100 000 to improve their facilities. Applications for the current round of The Country Football and Netball Program are now open and will close…

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