Letter to the Editor – Family Violence

27 November 2015 The 2015 Australian of the year Rosie Batty addressed a special parliamentary sitting this week to draw attention to the tragedy of family violence in our community. Her speech and that of several others highlighted that family violence has no geographical boundaries and crosses all parts of society and all income levels…

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Opinion piece: 1 year of Labor

Friday 27 November 2015 You might have seen or heard me refer to the state government as the “˜Melbourne Labor Government’ at some point this year. It might seem flippant but it’s a well-deserved title. As we reach the 12 month anniversary of Daniel Andrews’ government the list of examples of it prioritising the city…

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Walsh Pledges to Support Volunteer Firefighters

23 November 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh joined with volunteer firefighters at Kyabram yesterday to support their entitlement to assistance under any future presumptive legislation. Mr Walsh called on Premier Daniel Andrews to deliver legislation that does not discriminate against the men and women in Victoria’s volunteer brigades…

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Nothing New In Daniel Andrews’ Regional Statement

The Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Statement has failed to deliver new infrastructure projects or investment plans for the Loddon Campaspe Region. The Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said Labor had kept regional Victoria waiting a year for the statement. “Unfortunately for our area the Regional Statement is a very underwhelming document “ Mr…

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Nothing New for Kyabam in Daniel Andrews’ Regional Plan

19 November 2015 The Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Statement has failed to deliver new infrastructure projects or investment plans for the Loddon Campaspe Region. The Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said Labor had kept regional Victoria waiting a year for the statement. “Unfortunately for our area the Regional Statement is a very underwhelming…

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More Swan Hill Families Waiting for Housing Under Labor

17 November 2015 The number of families waiting for public housing in Swan Hill has already increased under the Melbourne Labor Government with 328 people now on the waiting list. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said quarterly figures silently put online by the government showed a disturbing trend with…

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American Hotel Shines Again

17 November 2015   Echuca’s American Hotel has again stood tall against its peers in a showcase of  Victoria’s very best hotel and hospitality venues says Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh The 2015 Australian Hotels Association (AHA) (Vic) State Awards for Excellence were held in Melbourne last Monday and…

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Walsh Calls For A Start On Warren Street Roundabout

12 November 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has used an adjournment debate in State Parliament this week to ask the Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan for a start date on the Murray Valley Highway and Warren St roundabout. “The intersection is an important gateway connecting communities and businesses…

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Walsh urges Premier to visit drought affected towns

Thursday 12 November 2015 Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh has used an adjournment in Parliament to urge Daniel Andrews to visit drought-affected farming areas in the Wimmera and southern Mallee. Mr Walsh told Parliament that while Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford had visited the Premier should do the same to gain a first-hand insight into…

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Country MPs unable to attend start of Parliament today

Wednesday 11 November 2015 Country-based Liberal-Nationals MPs were unable to make it back in time for the start of Parliament today after travelling to Remembrance Day services in their local electorates. Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh said the Andrews Labor Government had scheduled a sitting day of Parliament on Remembrance Day with a delayed…

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Innovative Women’s Scholarship Program Now Open

9 November 2015 Women serving on the boards across Victoria can now apply for one of 34 scholarships to build their leadership capacity and boost their skills Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said today. Applications are now open for the Victorian Women’s Governance Scholarship Program – an initiative that…

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Budget Blowout

9 November 2015   Dear Editor   It has taken Daniel Andrews and Tim Pallas less than a year to blow the budget and put Victoria into deficit. Confirmation came from the Auditor General last week who belled the cat on Labor’s attempt to prop up its budget with federal East West Link funds –…

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Kyabram Shines in Sport Again

 5 November 2015 The high standard consistently set by the sporting sector of Kyabram has shone through again in Victoria’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards. Member for Murray Plains and Leader of the Nationals Peter Walsh said he was thrilled to see that Kyabram’s Peter Tindale has been named in the 24 finalists chosen from…

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TAFE enrolments drop in Loddon Mallee under Labor

Monday 2 November 2015 Enrolments in government-subsidised training have dropped by 13 per cent in the Loddon Mallee region since Labor came to office new data has revealed. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the 2015 Half Yearly Training Market Report showed TAFEs were receiving less funding under Daniel…

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Walsh Pledges Support To Volunteer Firefighters

2 November 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh joined with volunteer firefighters at Cohuna today to support their entitlement to assistance under any future presumptive legislation. Mr Walsh called on Premier Daniel Andrews to deliver legislation that does not discriminate against the men and women in Victoria’s volunteer brigades…

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