Applications Open for Loddon Murray Leadership Program

28 September 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged emerging leaders in the Murray Plains electorate to consider applying for the 2016 Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program. The program aims to develop and encourage leaders for vibrant and sustainable communities across central and north west Victoria. Mr Walsh…

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Swan Hill Businesses Say Holiday Will Cost Them

25 September 2015 Swan Hill businesses are overwhelmingly opposed to the introduction of Melbourne Labor’s AFL grand final parade public holiday a new survey has found. The survey published on the website of Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh shows the holiday will be costly for local businesses. “The Grand…

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Echuca Students At Risk From Labor’s VET Cuts

25 September 2015 School-based vocational education and training (VET) and VCAL in Echuca is in jeopardy as a result of funding cuts by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Murray Plains and Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh said Daniel Andrews had axed funding for Echuca’s workplace learning coordinator. “Echuca’s local coordinator assist students undertaking…

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Country Football and Netball Grants Open

22 September 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged grassroots football and netball clubs and umpiring organisations to apply for grants of up to $100 000 to improve their facilities. Applications for the l2015-16 round of The Country Football and Netball Program are now open and will close on…

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Disability Self Help Grants Now Available

22 September 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged disability self-help groups to apply for grants of up to $10 000 to increase the independence and community participation of people with disabilities. “Grant funding is provided for a variety of practical purposes including general expenses running costs and…

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Fire Services Review Submissions Being Kept Secret

22 September 2015 The Melbourne Labor Government should immediately release all non-confidential submissions made to the Fire Services Review to the public. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains said despite the government promising to make the submissions available online they are now being kept a secret until the review is complete. “If…

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Aged Care Sector is the Big Loser on Grand Final Eve

14 September 2015 Alcheringa Residential Care in Swan Hill  is $40 000 out of pocket because of the Melbourne Labor Government’s announced policy of two new public holidays. Alcheringa is a community  based charitable organisation that operates a 74 bed facility 30 of which cater for secure dementia. Mr Walsh said the government’s two new…

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Bridging The Gap

11 September 2015 Motivation inspiration and life changing advice from an impressive variety of services was provided to Echuca Moama students at the Echuca Moama Youth Expo – “Bridging the Gap” held in the Stubberfield Stadium today. The Expo is a key initiative of Campaspe Cohuna Local Learning and Employment Network (CCLLEN) under the guidance…

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Michael Neoh endorsed in South-West Coast

11 September 2015 Warrnambool Mayor Michael Neoh has been endorsed as The Nationals candidate for the South West Coast by-election. Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh said Mr Neoh was a proven local leader who listens and delivers for his community. “Michael is a high-calibre candidate who has a track record of action and results…

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Rochester Group Receives Community Safety Funding

9 September 2015 The Community Crime Prevention Program will assist in fund the installation of a security system to protect the Rochester Historical & Pioneer Society’s collection of historic photographs and artefacts. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh congratulated the club on their successful application to the program which has…

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$10 000 Grant To Light Up Atkinson Park

9 September 2015 The Community Crime Prevention Program will fund solar lighting in the Atkinson Park precinct to prevent anti-social behavior and increase community safety. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh congratulated the Shire of Gannawarra for their successful application to the program which has resulted in funding of $10…

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Swan Hill Clubs Win Community Safety Grants

9 September 2015 Two Swan Hill sporting clubs will improve their own safety and security after receiving grants from the 2015-16 Community Safety Fund. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said Swan Hill Football Netball Club and Swan Hill Sporting Car Club have received grants to help improve security and…

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Victoria Park Safety Upgrade

9 September 2015 The Community Crime Prevention Program will fund the replacement of the security alarm system at Echuca Football Netball Club social rooms. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh congratulated the club on their successful application to the program which has resulted in funding of $4 000 to support…

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