Walsh Issues Invitation to Parliament House Open Day

15 February 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has issued an invitation to the constituents of the Murray Plains electorate to visit Parliament House for it’s annual Open Day on Sunday 6 March 2016. “The day offers visitors the chance to explore areas of Parliament not usually open to…

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V/Line Chaos Impacts Rural Patients

12 February 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh says the Andrew Labor Government has shown contempt for rural patients who need to access public transport to attend medical appointments in Melbourne. Mr Walsh said he had been contacted by a Rochester senior citizen who regularly uses public transport to…

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Echuca School Merger Funding Raised in Parliament House

11 February 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has used State Parliament to draw attention to the need for funding to progress the vision for a combined new primary school in Echuca West. The project would combine Echuca South Echuca West and Echuca Specialist School on a greenfields site.…

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Premier Caught Out on “Free Kinder” Promise

10 February 2016 Premier Daniel Andrews has been caught out on his promise of free kindergarten for drought ravaged communities. On November 15 2015 Daniel Andrews told a community meeting at Birchip: “Free kinder so no kinder fees for anyone sending their kids to kinder over those 10 local government areas.” ABC Birchip Daniel Andrews…

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Andrews Shamed Into Free Kinder Backflip

10 February 2016 “This is a win for local families but it shouldn’t have needed Daniel Andrews to be shamed on the floor of Parliament to deliver his promise. “For weeks the Andrews Government has been telling families that the free kinder program wasn’t meant for everyone. “If it wasn’t for the Coalition raising this…

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Regional commuters paying dearly for train crisis

Tuesday 9 February 2016 Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan has added to the misery of regional Victorians by admitting in Parliament that the V/Line crisis is costing taxpayers $300 000 a day in replacement buses. At the same time it was revealed through a Parliamentary inquiry today that the cause of the wheel-wear problems plaguing…

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Active Club Grants Now Open

1 February 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging sporting clubs to apply for round two of VicHealth’s 2015-16 Active Club Grants program which open today. For more than 27 years VicHealth has provided small grants to more than 10 000 community sport and active recreation clubs and…

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Telstra Business Awards

29 January 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh today called on the community to celebrate the success of local businesses by nominating them for the 2016 Telstra Australian Business Awards.  For 24 years the national Awards program has recognised the best of Australia’s entrepreneurial spirit and the courage of…

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Grants Open for Sport Shooting Clubs

28 January 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member  Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging sport shooting clubs in the electorate to take advantage of the Shooting Sports Facilities Program. “Shooting involves a high level of proficiency and it is important that our rural communities have good facilities to nurture those skills and to support…

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Free Travel Doesn’t Buy Country People

25 January 2016 You can’t buy country rail commuters with a week of free passenger rail services says Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh Mr Walsh was responding to the announcement by the Andrews Labor Government that all passenger rail services to and from Swan Hill will be free for…

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Travel Grants Available For Elite Teams and Athletes

21 January 2016 The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program is now open and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging local sporting teams and individuals to take advantage. “Rural and regional sporting achievement is dependent on the ability of sporting teams and individuals to travel long distances to climb league ladders or achieve individual…

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Sporting Club Grants Program Open

21 January 2016 Sporting groups and organisations in the Murray Plains Electorate can benefit from the $4.6 million Sporting Club Grants Program which is now open. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the program is designed to give clubs the tools and resources they need to keep them viable…

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Cost Of Living Pressures

21 January 2016 The Victorian Liberal National Coalition today launched CostWatch an initiative to hear directly from Victorians about the cost of living pressures they face. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains said the project aim is to uncover your cost-of-living issues; get households and businesses talking; and most importantly use people…

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