No plan no money for Regional Victoria under Labor

Monday 27 May 2019   Daniel Andrews’ latest State Budget confirms he is a Premier with no plan and no money for Regional Victoria. Under Daniel Andrews Regional Victoria is being robbed of funds while the Premier blows the budget on metro projects. Now we know why Daniel Andrews hid his horror budget from Regional…

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Youth invited to attend Rotary Program

Friday 24th May 2019 Young people aged between 14 and 17 are invited to attend the 2019 Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains said today. Mr Walsh said the program allows young people from the Sunraysia and Riverland districts engage with likeminded individuals while having fun and…

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Dedicated regional fund must continue

Tuesday 21 May 2019   A fund that’s delivered $1 billion of investment to Regional Victoria is at risk of being axed in Daniel Andrew’s State Budget next week. The Regional Growth Fund was established by the former Liberal Nationals government but will expire on June 30 after eight years of investing in country communities.…

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Andrews Government ignores Random House

Friday May 10th 2019 The Andrews Labor Government has arrogantly ignored the plight of Random House to a point where we are almost out of time Leader of Nationals and Member for Murray  Plains Peter Walsh said today. Mr Walsh branded the Labor government’s failure to make a decision to either sell the property or…

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Victorian Landcare Grants Now Open

Tuesday 7th May 2019 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging volunteers helping to protect and restore Victoria’s land and environment to consider applying for funding under the latest round of Victorian Landcare Grants. Environmental volunteer groups can apply for project grants of up to $20 000 for on-ground…

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Farmers don’t rate a mention in Labor’s review

Thursday 2 May 2019   Farmers facing further rises in farm rates this year continue to be ignored by the Andrews Labor Government. Labor’s Local Government Minister Adem Somyurek was asked in Parliament this week to explain why a review into rates fails to address the number one issue facing farmers: the unfair rates cap.…

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Labor won’t rule out further cuts to timber availability

Thursday 2 May 2019   The Andrews Government today confirmed timber communities risk losing more jobs refusing to confirm Labor will not further reduce the amount of timber available to industry. Last week the Andrews Government finally announced this year’s timber allocation order which reduced the area available for harvesting by industry by 5000 hectares.…

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Liberal Nationals establish inquiry to fix farm trespass laws

Wednesday 1 May 2019   A parliamentary inquiry to fix farm trespass laws and better protect Victorian farmers will be established after a strong community-driven campaign supported by the Liberal Nationals. The Liberal Nationals proposed the inquiry after calls from farmers and communities to strengthen laws and better protect farmers against extreme activists illegally entering…

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Sea Lake Mallee Rally must continue

Wednesday 1 May 2019   Premier Daniel Andrews is under pressure to resolve problems community groups are facing to comply with cultural heritage assessments following the cancellation of an iconic regional event. The Sea Lake Off Road Club was forced to cancel the 2019 Mallee Rally after they were told they would not be granted…

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Liberal Nationals put up motion to fix farm trespass laws

Wednesday 1 May 2019   Victorian Parliament will today debate the Liberal Nationals’ motion to fix farm trespass laws. Our farmers are the backbone of the Victorian economy but their critical work producing our state’s food and fibre is being relentlessly attacked by law-breaking activists who don’t care about the damage they’re inflicting on ethical…

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Labor’s sham plantation plan

Wednesday 24 April 2019   Daniel Andrews’ plantation timber ‘˜plan’ is a sham. Not a single tree has been planted since the Andrews Government promised in May 2017 to “expand Victoria’s plantation estate and increase the proportion of plantation-grown timber”. Today after two years of delays we find out Labor’s plan for “new” plantation forest…

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Stronger laws the priority to protect Victorian farmers

Wednesday 17 April 2019   The Andrews Labor Government is stalling on calls to fix farm trespass laws despite Victorian farmers and farm businesses still being relentlessly targeted by extreme activists. The Federal Liberal Nationals Government and the Queensland Government have both announced stronger penalties to stop activists targeting farms in the past week but…

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Farmers ignored in Labor’s sham rates review

Wednesday 17 April 2019   The Andrews Labor Government’s sham review into rates won’t address the number one issue faced by farmers: the unfair rates cap. Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh has slammed the terms of reference which were finally released by the Andrews Government today after lengthy delay. “Labor’s so-called Fair Go rates…

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No “˜fair go’ for timber jobs under Labor

Wednesday 10 April 2019   When Daniel Andrews claimed at a union rally in Melbourne today that workers should get ‘˜a fair go’ he clearly didn’t mean all workers. After all Daniel Andrews’ stealth campaign to destroy Victoria’s $7.32 billion timber industry is threatening tens of thousands of jobs across East Gippsland and north east…

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