Swan Hill Women’s Forum With Local MP

7 July 2015 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains today hosted a roundtable discussion with community and business women of Swan Hill.  Mr Walsh said that as a general rule most of the  meetings he attends across the state are attended by men.  He said he has initiated women’s forums across…

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Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper

4 July 2015 I welcome today’s release of the Federal Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper which will help Victorian producers to remain at the forefront of innovation and productivity. Given the Andrews Labor Government has no plan for agriculture and has abandoned the state’s production targets this White Paper provides a common direction for the future…

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2015 Regional Achievement and Community Awards Kick Off

3 July 2015 The Regional Achievement and Community Awards have been launched for 2015. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the awards reward the valuable contribution individuals businesses groups and organisations are making in regional and rural Victoria. “The Regional Achievement and Community Awards began in 2002 and have…

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Melbourne Labor Gets It Wrong Again

  2 July 2015 Facts: From 1 July 2015 local households and business in the Murray Plains region face a massive hike in their fire services property levy (FSPL). Despite a pre-election pledge to hold all tax increases to CPI the Melbourne Labor Government is gouging an additional $42.1 million from Victorian property owners in…

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Melbourne Labor Gets It Wrong Again – Gannawarra

Facts: From 1 July 2015 local households and business in the Murray Plains region face a massive hike in their fire services property levy (FSPL). Despite a pre-election pledge to hold all tax increases to CPI the Melbourne Labor Government is gouging an additional $42.1 million from Victorian property owners in this financial year –…

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Melbourne Labor’s Ice Plan Needs to be Activitated Now

2 July 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has expressed deep concern that the Melbourne Labor Government is not providing adequate resources into rural and regional communities to assist them in dealing with the ice epidemic. We need services on the ground in our regional and rural cities and…

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Melbourne Labor Gets It Wrong Again – Swan Hill

2 July 2015 Facts: From 1 July 2015 local households and business in the Murray Plains region face a massive hike in their fire services property levy (FSPL). Despite a pre-election pledge to hold all tax increases to CPI the Melbourne Labor Government is gouging an additional $42.1 million from Victorian property owners in this…

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Labor must release its regional review now

1 July 2015 The Coalition is calling on the Andrews Labor Government to release its review into regional Victoria immediately. Former Labor Premier John Brumby has provided the government with his review into “˜regional economic development and services’. Yet his 61 recommendations will not be made public until Daniel Andrews’ Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford…

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Echuca Racecourse – Letter to the Editor

1 July 2015 The Editor Riverine Herald Echuca   Dear Sir   The revitalisation of the racecourse pavilion and function space is a really exciting project and a positive story for Echuca Moama.  I commend the CEO Alex Doble past Chair Dr John Quayle current Chair Troy and his committee for their vision. The Echuca…

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Gannawarra Youth Leaders Rock Parliament House

1 July 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains enjoyed the opportunity to welcome the Gannawarra Future Leaders Youth Forum to State Parliament this week. “I had the pleasure of meeting a group of outstanding young  people from my Electorate “  Mr Walsh said. The Gannawarra Future Leaders Youth Council was at…

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Another Melbourne Grab at the Expense of Country Victoria

29 June 2015 The Melbourne Labor Government is using its Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund as a way of cost-shifting so it can spend more in Melbourne Nationals Member for Murray Plains said today.   The fund’s guidelines were released today.   “Today has confirmed my fear that the Melbourne Labor Government is using its “˜regional…

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Lalbert Phone Coverage Upgrade

26 June 2015 The announcement of 109 new or upgraded mobile towers across the state is great news for the residents of Lalbert. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said being stuck with no phone coverage or constant drop-outs was not only frustrating but terribly isolating. “The federal funding announced this week to build a…

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Apply Now for Community Safety Grants

Thursday 25 June 2015 The Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging local councils and community groups to apply for Victorian Government community safety grants. “This fund supports local communities in implementing practical projects to deter crime and promote safety “ Mr Walsh said. Community safety projects come in many different forms from…

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Completed Master Plan Takes Echuca School Merger to Next Step

25 June 2015 The Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has turned up the heat on the Melbourne Labor Government to fund the Echuca Schools Regeneration Project. The project will bring together Echuca Specialist School Echuca South Primary School and Echuca West Primary School. In State Parliament this week Mr Walsh asked the Minister for…

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Country Roads – All Talk No Action

24 June 2015 The all talk no action Melbourne Labor government has released yet another review this time asking the public to share their views on road safety. The government wants you to attend community consultations or provide online feedback on its towardszero website. The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains said…

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