Coalition Calls For inquiry Into Regional Fuel Pricing

1st September 2016 The Liberal-Nationals Coalition has proposed in Parliament today to establish an inquiry into fuel prices in regional Victoria. The inquiry to be referred to the Law Reform Road and Community Safety Committee would consider pricing of unleaded diesel and LPG fuels and include but not be limited to five other terms of…

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Mandatory tagging cuts Victorian industry off from nation

Wednesday 31 August 2016   Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has refused to explain why she has isolated Victorian sheep farmers from the rest of the industry by introducing mandatory electronic identification (eID). The refusal came when The Nationals asked Ms Pulford in Parliament yesterday why she had back-flipped on the Government’s pre-election promise not to…

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Strong Response to Echuca Bendigo Train Line Petition

31 August 2016  The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has presented a petition to the Parliament of Victoria calling for an immediate upgrade of the Echuca to Bendigo train line.  The petition was managed by longtime local rail advocate Terry Nanscawen who travelled the Echuca Bendigo journey inviting passengers…

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Nominate a Victorian Young Achiever – Walsh

Tuesday 30 August 2016 Nominate a Victorian Young Achiever – Walsh Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is calling for nominations for the Victorian Young Achiever Awards for 2017. Mr Walsh said the Young Achiever Awards recognise the achievements of young Australians who have worked to provide a service program…

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Onshore gas moratorium

Tuesday 30 August 2016   The Nationals have always stood side by side with Victoria’s farmers on this issue. The Nationals were proud to be part of the previous Coalition government who introduced Victoria’s fracking moratorium and who banned the use of BTEX chemicals. Daniel Andrews has followed The Nationals’ lead in announcing a permanent…

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Daniel Andrews denies justice for families of murder victims

Monday 21 August 2016   Daniel Andrews is denying justice and closure to the families of murder victims by refusing to pass the No Body No Parole reforms Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh says. New laws put forward in the Liberal-Nationals’ Private Members’ Bill “No Body No Parole” would require convicted murderers to give…

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Letter to Editor – Daniel Andrews Bullying Has Reached New Lows

19 August 2016 Dear Editor Daniel Andrews’ bullying reached new lows this week. The Andrews Government defied 150 years of parliamentary convention and blocked requests for a joint sitting of Parliament’s upper and lower houses to swear in the new Nationals Member for Northern Victoria Luke O’Sullivan. The Premier’s dummy spit is over the suspension…

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Andrews tramples democracy for Northern Victorians

Wednesday 17 August 2016 Daniel Andrews has continued his political thuggery and intimidation denying the people of Northern Victoria their democratic right to full representation. The Andrews Labor Government has thrown the parliament into chaos by denying normal parliamentary conventions for the second time this week preventing the swearing in of the fifth Northern Victorian…

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Letter to the Editor ($20m for country level crossings)

11 August 2016   Dear Editor There is no doubt level crossings are a problem for all of Victoria but under Daniel Andrews and his city-centric Labor government only metropolitan Melbourne is worth fixing. Not one of the fifty level crossings deemed among Victoria’s most dangerous and congested by Daniel Andrews’ flagship level crossing removal…

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Labor shuns regional agriculture innovation

Wednesday 10 August 2016 Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh has welcomed a multi-million dollar university investment in a state-of-the-art food and fibre innovation hub and called on the Andrews Labor Government to follow by example with investment in our world-class industry. RMIT opened its $15 million Food Research and Innovation Centre earlier today at…

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