Tanker Upgrade for Swan Hill

18 April 2016 The Swan Hill CFA Brigade will benefit from the supply of a new Heavy Tanker being delivered as a result of design and planning works undertaken by the Liberal/Nationals in government. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Swan Hill tanker was one of 40 currently…

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Tanker Upgrade for Kerang CFA

18 April 2016 The Kerang CFA Brigade will benefit from the supply of a new Heavy Tanker being delivered as a result of design and planning works undertaken by the Liberal/Nationals in government. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Kerang tanker was one of 40 currently being built…

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Call For Parks Victoria To Clean Up Their Act

18 April 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has called on the Andrews Labor Government to fund Parks Victoria to properly manage the government’s carry-in – carry out policy in parks along the Murray River. In parliament last week Mr Walsh said that large dumpster bins are required at…

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More Job Losses Across North West Region

24 March 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said ABS figures released today showed the Andrews Labor Government had failed to create jobs and opportunity in the Kerang district. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released today show 12 815 full-time jobs have been lost in north-west Victoria since Daniel…

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Funding On Offer For Clubs To Hook New Members

24 March 2016 Local angling clubs can now apply for up to $2 000 to undertake projects such as open days clubroom improvements website development catch-a-fish days and guest speaker nights with the aim of getting more people fishing. The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Stronger Fishing…

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Labor Offers No Answers On Echuca Rail

24 March 2016 The Andrews Labor Government has refused to say whether it will undertake $1 million of planned bridge upgrades and timetable improvements on the Echuca to Bendigo rail line. It has taken almost a year for Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan to respond to questions on the rail improvements asked by Leader of…

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School Drought Funding Shortfall

  21 March 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has criticised an Andrews Labor Government funding program which is designed to provide a one-off drought assistance payment to students. Mr Walsh said the Camps Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) program which provides grants of $375 per student was only…

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Walsh Supports CFA Following Review

21 March 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh today gave his total support to the Country Fire Authority following the announcement that it would not be merged with the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. Mr Walsh said he was pleased the government had decided not to merge the CFA and MFB…

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Up to $700 million secured for regional Victoria

Wednesday 9 March 2016 The Liberal-Nationals have secured three times as much funding for regional Victoria from the sale of the Port of Melbourne lease than was offered by Daniel Andrews. The Liberal-Nationals will support an amended version of the Delivering Victorian Infrastructure (Port of Melbourne Lease Transaction) Bill 2015 in Parliament. In those amendments…

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Community Heritage Grants Now Open

8 March 2016 The National Library of Australia has announced the 2016 Community Heritage Grants Program which is providing grants of up to $15 000 to assist in the preservation of cultural heritage collections of national significance. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the program comes with the acknowledgement…

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Shade Grants Now Open for Murray Plains Schools

4 March 2016 Local schools across the Murray Plains electorate are encouraged to apply for funding from the 2016 School Shade Grants Program which is now open. The grants program provides grants of up to $25 000 to Victorian schools to develop shaded areas including the establishment of new shade repair of old shade areas…

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Funding For Those With Big High Care Needs

4 March 2016 A funding stream will open soon to help young people with high care needs return to their homes. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said Youngcare would open its Home Soon Grants on July 4 this year with between $5000 and $20 000 (and up to $50…

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New Laws to Combat Ice Scourge – Letter to the Editor

18 February 2016   Dear Sir/Madam The battle against illicit drugs took another step up last week in State Parliament when the Nationals supported tough new laws to combat the growing ice scourge. The Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment Bill 2015 introduced new offences and gave police additional powers in the fight against drugs. The…

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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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