Daniel Andrews’ city-centric focus costing country jobs in Kerang

  Daniel Andrews’ city-centric shutdowns are unfairly costing jobs in at local businesses in Kerang and district. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said a sudden backflip on coronavirus restrictions from the Andrews Government over the weekend had blindsided local restaurants, cafes, hotels and bars that had planned to reopen to 50 diners. “Coronavirus shutdowns…

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Daniel Andrews’ city-centric focus costing country jobs in Kyabram

  Daniel Andrews’ city-centric shutdowns are unfairly costing jobs in at local businesses in Kyabram. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said a sudden backflip on coronavirus restrictions from the Andrews Government over the weekend had blindsided local restaurants, cafes, hotels and bars that had planned to reopen to 50 diners. “Coronavirus shutdowns have smashed…

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Daniel Andrews’ city-centric focus costing country jobs in Echuca

  Daniel Andrews’ city-centric shutdowns are unfairly costing jobs in at local businesses in Echuca. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said a sudden backflip on coronavirus restrictions from the Andrews Government over the weekend had blindsided local restaurants, cafes, hotels and bars that had planned to reopen to 50 diners. “Coronavirus shutdowns have smashed…

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Daniel Andrews’ city-centric focus costing country jobs in Rochester

  Daniel Andrews’ city-centric shutdowns are unfairly costing jobs in at local businesses in Rochester. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said a sudden backflip on coronavirus restrictions from the Andrews Government over the weekend had blindsided local restaurants, cafes, hotels and bars that had planned to reopen to 50 diners. “Coronavirus shutdowns have smashed…

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Daniel Andrews’ city-centric focus costing country jobs

Daniel Andrews’ city-centric shutdowns are unfairly costing jobs in regional Victoria. Victorian food service businesses had planned to reopen to 50 people on Monday under a planned easing of coronavirus restrictions. Leader of The Nationals and Shadow Minister for Regional Victoria and Decentralisation Peter Walsh said the Andrews Labor Government had blindsided country businesses with…

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Walsh fights for Echuca East crossing

THE numbers don’t lie and right now Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the numbers don’t add up. And he said ongoing indecision around the numbers is putting local schoolchildren at risk. Mr Walsh stood up in Parliament this week in an urgent bid to save the Echuca East Primary School pedestrian crossing. “According…

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Agriculture Minister all bark and no bite on timber jobs

Agriculture Minister Jaclyn Symes has again refused to fight for jobs in Victoria’s timber communities – including those in her own electorate of Northern Victoria. Federal Labor has slammed the Andrews Government’s plan to ban Victoria’s native timber industry by 2030, with Senator Raff Ciccone telling Parliament this week: “Every single one of these jobs…

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Labor waives the white flag on wild dog control

The Andrews Labor Government’s decision not to renew the Wild Dog Management Advisory Committee decimates years of hard work to protect livestock against vicious wild dog attacks. The Committee was recently notified it will be disbanded when the current term ends in June 2020. Agriculture Minister Jaclyn Symes says she will instead be seeking ‘bespoke…

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Producers still in the dark on Murray Basin Rail Project

The Andrews Labor Government must release the revised business case for the Murray Basin Rail Project. The once-in-a-generation opportunity to standardise north-west Victoria’s freight rail network stalled in 2018 after poor management by Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan left the project out-of-money. New reports indicate the Andrews Government has finally submitted a revised business case…

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor, After dealing with the impact of catastrophic bushfires, years of drought and now the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic our farmers need some certainty. In recent years, massive increases to farm rates in some Local Government Areas have pushed up farmers’ rates burden by tens of thousands of dollars. With many councils now…

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Commitment the first step to fix farm trespass laws

Victorian farmers had a small win today with the Andrews Labor Government finally agreeing to take the first steps to fix farm trespass laws. The commitment comes in response to the final report of the Inquiry into the Impact of Animal Rights Activism on Victorian Agriculture, which was established by the Liberal Nationals to better…

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT VICTORIA STALLS SWAN HILL BUS SHELTER

AN 86-year-old Swan Hill woman, who singlehandedly raised a petition with almost 700 signatures for a Stradbroke Avenue bus shelter, is still waiting after months of stalling by Public Transport Victoria according to the Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh. He said Margaret Cooper has done an outstanding job; first with the petition and then…

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