Letter to the Editor – Bourke Street Tragedy

Monday 13 February 2017   Dear Editor On January 20 a senseless act stunned Victorians and rattled our communities to their core. The events in the Bourke Street Mall were a horrific act that still today I and many people in the community struggle to understand. Last week in Parliament I offered my heartfelt condolences…

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Liberal Nationals Introduce Bill to Protect CFA Volunteers

Monday 13th February 2017 While Daniel Andrews continues to wage war with our volunteer firefighters the Liberal Nationals last week introduced legislation to protect them. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that the Liberal Nationals members in the Upper House of the Victorian Parliament moved an amendment to the…

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Swan Hill Hearing for Autism Services Inquiry

Friday 10th February 2017 The Parliamentary Inquiry into the availability and adequacy of services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder will visit Swan Hill next week. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the public hearing will provide an important opportunity to highlight the demanding challenges autism presents in a…

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Softly Softly on Violence has People Seething

Thursday 9th February 2017 Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh delivered a passionate and at times angry contribution in parliament this week expressing his heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the victims and the families of the Bourke Street Mall tragedy. The effects on those families will live with them forever…

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Gannawarra Sports Clubs Secure Drought Proof Funding

Wednesday 8th February  2017 The Sir John Gorton Swimming Pool Precinct in Kerang and the Cohuna Bowls Club Inc have been successful in securing funding from the Sustainable Water Fund – Community Sport and Recreation Program. Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains said the Kerang Swimming Pool Precinct had been awarded $50…

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Labor’s dairy grants under-funded and over-promised

Tuesday 7 February 2017 Daniel Andrews under-funded and over-promised on grants offered to farmers hit by the dairy crisis. Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh said just 332 of Victoria’s 4200 dairy farmers received funding from the Dairy Development Grants Scheme before the grants ran out. “Victoria’s dairy farmers were handed scraps off the table…

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Walsh-Bull: Labor failing our forestry workers

Tuesday 7 February 2017   Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has failed to explain why the Andrews Government refuses to stand up for thousands of jobs in Victoria’s forestry industry. In Parliament’s Upper House today Nationals members Luke O’Sullivan and Melina Bath directly asked Ms Pulford why Labor’s Forestry Industry Taskforce which the Premier said would…

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Police In Schools Program

Tuesday 6th February 2017 Tackling the scourge of violent youth crime and improving community safety would be the focus of a $50 million “˜Police in Schools’ program to be introduced by an elected Liberal Nationals government. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the program would complement the Liberal Nationals…

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Athlete Travel Grants

Tuesday 6th February 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging athletes across the Murray Plains electorate to apply for a grant through the latest round of the Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program. Mr Walsh said the grants program provides grants to help Victorian athletes particularly those in rural…

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Massive Response to Rochy Police Petition

Monday 6th February 2017 Almost 2000 Rochester & district residents have signed a petition calling on the Andrews Labor Government to increase police presence and numbers in their rural community. Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the massive response to the petition sent a loud and clear message to…

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VicHealth Active Grants Program Open

Monday 6th February 2017 Sporting clubs and organisations in the Murray Plains electorate are able to apply for up to $10 000 in funding from the latest round of the VicHealth Active Club Grant program. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged local sporting clubs to apply for the…

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WALSH SPREADS BREASTSCREEN MESSAGE

  Wednesday 1st February 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged women in the Murray Plains Electorate aged over 50 to have a free screening mammogram every two years. He said 75 per cent of women diagnosed with breast cancer are aged over 50 and regular breast screens…

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Victorian Irrigators Urged to Lobby MDBA

Monday 30 January 2017 Southern Basin communities are feeling the impacts of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan but with a full review still five years away Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has urged irrigators to have their say at upcoming community drop-in sessions. Last year a review of the Plan’s impact on Northern Basin Communities…

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