Nominate Your Local Sporting Hero

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged the local community to nominate someone they know for the 2015 Community Sport and Recreation Awards. Mr Walsh said all local communities can nominate their local sporting volunteers coaches officials and clubs for the awards. “The awards have a long-standing reputation for…

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VicHealth Grants Open for Sport & Rec Clubs

18 August 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging sports and active recreation clubs to apply for VicHealth grants to help purchase core equipment and injury prevention items. Mr Walsh said the Active Club Grants aimed to make it easier for clubs to fund items or equipment which…

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Men’s Shed Funding Up For Grabs

18 August 2015 Grants of up to $8 000 are now available to help communities modify equip and improve Men’s Sheds local MP Peter Walsh announced today. Mr Walsh encouraged community groups with existing Men’s Sheds across the Murray Plains electorate to apply for the latest round of grants available from the Australian Men’s Sheds…

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Local Brigades to Receive Project Funding

18 August 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has congratulated local fire brigades on their successful applications for this year’s Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program. “Our country communities have enormous respect for the amazing efforts of our CFA volunteers. “They play a critically important role in protecting our rural…

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Equal Education is a Right not a Privilege

14 August 2015 The students and teachers at Echuca Specialist School need and deserve a permanent home with access to capital funding and facilities to take them into the future. Echuca Specialist School provides education for children aged 5 to 18 years with moderate to severe intellectual and associated disabilities.    Member for Murray Plains Peter…

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CFA Volunteers Deserve to Have their Voices Heard

14 August 2015 The short timeframe for submissions to the Fire Services Review has fueled concerns the Melbourne-based union will gain control of country fire fighting operations. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said there were even fears that the Andrews Labor Government would use the review to merge the…

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Public Transport Review – Echuca Melbourne Line

10 August 2015 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging  all local public transport travellers to have their say on the government’s review of public transport in regional Victoria. “Improved rail services are a key priority for regional Victorians “ Mr Walsh said. Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is…

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Public Transport Review – Make Your Voice Heard

10 August 2015 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging  all local public transport travellers to have their say on the government’s review of public transport in regional Victoria. “Improved rail services are a key priority for regional Victorians “ Mr Walsh said. Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is…

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Ice Freezes Over Rural Victoria

7 August 2015 Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains used the Adjournment Debate in State Parliament this week to highlight the inequities young and vulnerable rural people suffer in comparision to their city peers. “The Melbourne Labor Government has failed dismally to resource regional and rural communities in the fight against ice…

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Yung Gunz Recognised In State Parliament

6 August 2015 Yung Gunz was this week recognized in State Parliament on the back of their success in reality television talent show Band Wars. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh paid tribute to the talented group of Swan Hill rock musician who are into the Grand Final. “Eli Keating Jason Forster Shannon Bishop Callum…

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Echuca Business Recognised in State Parliament

6 August 2015 twistED – science at play was this week recognized in State Parliament on the back of their success in the 2015 Travel Inland Tourism Awards. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh paid tribute to one of Echuca’s newest businesses which last week won first place in the “New Tourism Category” of the…

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Statement – The National Country Party

Tuesday 4 August 2015 The National Party of Australia – Victoria has lodged an application with the Victorian Electoral Commission to change the formal registered name of our party to The National Country Party – Victoria. I believe we are the one party that truly represents the interests of country Victorians now as much as…

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Agriculture Infrastructure Fund

2 August Regional Victorians will not be fooled by the Andrews Labor Government’s attempt to bribe them with the scraps off the table from the sale of the Port of Melbourne. The Port of Melbourne was built off the back of farmers and exporters and the Melbourne focused Labor Government are again short changing regional…

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Grants For Sporting Facilities Now Open

31 July 2015 Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging councils and community organisations in the Murray Plains electorate to consider applying for funding through the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund. Mr Walsh said the program aimed to provide high-quality accessible community sport and recreation facilities across Victoria. “A range of grants is on…

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