Country Football and Netball Grants

2 August 2016 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 current round of The Country Football and Netball Program are now open and will close…

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Letter to the Editor (100 years of The Nationals)

Monday 1 August 2016 Dear Editor The Nationals celebrated a tremendous milestone last weekend – 100 years in politics. During that time we have gone by many names first the Country Party National Party and now The Nationals but there is one thing that has never changed – our commitment to regional communities. Unlike the…

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Back to Work Failing Campaspe Residents

26 July 2016 The Andrews Labor Government’s Back to Work Scheme is failing residents in small communities across Campaspe the latest figures released by the State Revenue Office show. Member for Murray Plains and Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh and Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader Steph Ryan said that just a handful of…

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Invasive Animal Inquiry Seeks Local Input

18th July 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has urged concerned property owners to have their say as part of a parliamentary inquiry into the control of invasive animals on Crown land. Mr Walsh said the Victorian Parliament’s Environment Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee was considering the benefits…

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Fred Hollows award seeks compassionate youngsters

14 July 2016 Nominations have opened for the first Fred Hollows Humanity Award in Victoria and Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging locals to get involved. Professor Fred Hollows dedicated his life to helping others saving the sight of disadvantaged people around the world. The Fred Hollows Foundation…

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Election result confirms The Nationals still going strong

Wednesday 13 July 2016   The Federal Election results have confirmed voters still see The Nationals as the one true party that delivers for regional Victoria. “The 2016 election confirms that even after 100 years voters still see The Nationals as their strong voice for Victoria’s regional communities “ Victoria’s Leader of The Nationals Peter…

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Labor refuses to detail plan for Vic dairy farmers

Tuesday 21 June 2016   Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has refused to answer how her State Government will further support Victoria’s dairy farmers despite her complaints that the Federal Government’s $579 million assistance package is not enough. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce announced a $555 million concessional loans scheme last month after Murray Goulburn and…

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CFA dispute Letter to the Editor

Monday 20 June 2016 Dear Editor Daniel Andrews claimed on Monday the role of the CFA is “sacrosanct” but his bullying actions are set to destroy the organisation. If Daniel Andrews actually believed his own words he would have stepped in to protect volunteers instead of selling them out to repay his union debts. The…

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Country Fire Authority under threat in Murray Plains

Friday 3 June 2016 The Andrews Government green-lighting a takeover of the CFA by the United Firefighters Union is a complete betrayal of the brave volunteers that protect the Murray Plains electorate. A UFU takeover of the CFA would prevent volunteers from fighting fires without professional firefighters in attendance and lead to tens of thousands…

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Control of CFA a step closer to union hands

Wednesday 1 June 2016 Daniel Andrews’ decision to back demands from the United Firefighters Union (UFU) puts in jeopardy Australia’s largest volunteer organisation Victorian Nationals leader Peter Walsh said. The Premier’s support of the UFU’s bid to take over the Country Fire Authority (CFA) confirms Daniel Andrews puts the demands of his union mates before…

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Transport plan no comfort for regional Victorians

Monday 30 May 2016 A long-term strategy for regional public transport released by the Andrews Labor Government today fails to relieve the misery of regional Victorians still trying to navigate a disruptive and unreliable transport network. “Rehashed funding promises and undefined long-term strategies will not fix the crisis facing V/Line services “ Leader of The…

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Direct relief next step for Victoria’s dairy farmers

Tuesday 24 May 2016  The following comments are from Peter Walsh Leader of The Nationals and Shadow Minister for Agriculture in response to today’s announcement of further support for Victoria’s dairy industry. “Dairy farmers will appreciate the extra support services for their industry and we encourage Government to roll out the programs without delay. “The…

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