Random House A Dismal Disgrace

Tuesday 18th July 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has described Random House in Rochester as a disgraceful mess and a mere shadow of its glorious past. Mr Walsh said that he had been contacted by many Rochester residents who are concerned about the deteriorating condition of the homestead…

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Funding Available to Upgrade Kinders and Childcare Centres

Friday 14th July 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged local councils and kindergarten operators across the Murray Plains electorate to apply for major grant funding under The 2017-18 Children’s Facilities Capital Program. Mr Walsh said the program is offering funding to build and refurbish centres across three…

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Labor must step up for timber industry

Wednesday 12 July 2017 Victoria’s timber industry has been given a glimmer of hope in the latest report into the Leadbeater’s Possum protection measures but the Andrews Labor Government now needs to step up. The review of the effectiveness and impact of timber harvesting exclusion zones around Leadbeater’s Possum colonies has finally been released after months of delay.…

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Waste to energy project for Latrobe Valley

Thursday 6 July 2017 Today’s announcement that Australian Paper will proceed with planning and pre-construction works for a waste to energy project delivers some long overdue good news for the Latrobe Valley after months of jobs losses and industry downturn. Quotes attributable to Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh Australian Paper is hugely important in…

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Labor’s Heyfield deception

Monday 3 July 2017 Labor’s Heyfield deception Hundreds of jobs at Heyfield’s timber mill remain in jeopardy despite the Andrews Government’s claims today. The Government’s media statement this morning says “”¦there will be no job losses while contractual negotiations are finalised “ but offers zero commitment beyond that period. Minister Pulford also told ABC 774…

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Scholarships Available For Young Farmers

Friday 30th June 2017 Young farmers across the Murray Plains Electorate are being encouraged to apply for scholarships aimed at helping them succeed in their food and fibre career.   Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Young Farmer Scholarships program provides primary producers under the age of 35…

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Labor re-launches a website not a population policy

Friday 30 June 2017 The Andrews Labor Government hasn’t got a population plan for Victoria but today they have restarted the old Regional Living promotional campaign they axed three years ago. Comment attributable to Peter Walsh “Daniel Andrews might have dusted off the old Regional Living website but the Premier for Melbourne still doesn’t have…

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Apply Now For Sporting Clubs Grants

Thursday 29th June 2017 Grants allowing grassrooots sporting clubs to update their equipment upskill volunteers and coaches improve their operational effectiveness and introduce new participants are now open for applications. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged all local clubs and organisations to apply for round one of the…

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Have your say on Liberal Nationals population policy

Thursday 29 June 2017 Victoria is the fastest growing state in Australia. In 2016 our state grew by 146 000 people – the highest growth rate of any state in living memory. In the past month alone an additional 10 500 people have become residents – that’s equivalent to the population of my home town…

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Federal Liberal Nationals’ $1.42bn regional rail boost

Tuesday 27 June 2017   The Liberal-Nationals in Federal Government have delivered for regional Victoria where Daniel Andrews and his city-centric Labor Government failed. Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester The Nationals Member for Gippsland has put our country communities on the right track with the Commonwealth Government’s $1.42 billion investment in country rail. Daniel…

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Nationals Win for Shires and Regional Victoria

Tuesday 27th June 2017 Strong opposition from the Liberal-Nationals in the Victorian Parliament has resulted in the Andrews Labor Government abandoning unpopular plans to centralise Victorian property valuations to the Valuer-General’s office in Melbourne. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said an amendment to remove Part 9 of the State…

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New report on Murray Darling Basin Plan

Monday 26 June 2017   The Murray Darling Basin Plan’s (MDBP) additional 450GL upwater must be scrapped. A fresh push from the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists today to deliver the 450GL upwater in full fails to recognise that removing more water will have devastating socio-economic impacts on southern Basin communities. There was no evidence…

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