Mask marvel rescued Australia; canned by Andrews says Walsh

The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, says the Andrews Labor Government must alter its purchasing protocols to protect local industry and local jobs. Mr Walsh said one of the greatest stories to emerge from the early stages of the pandemic has been trashed by government disinterest. He said Shepparton-based mask manufacturer…

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Premier Andrews and the murky trail of millions of taxpayer dollars

The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, is demanding an explanation surrounding millions of taxpayer dollars disappearing into the pockets of self-declared “Lefty”. Mr Walsh said most recently John Armitage, of research firm QDOS, was handed a $1.12 million contract without even a semblance of a competitive tender, to run a highly…

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Show us the money, not the empty spin demands Walsh

The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, says the time is long gone for the Andrews Labor Government to stop playing games with regional Victoria’s crippled small businesses. Mr Walsh said it is more than six weeks since Daniel Andrews and Labor promised small businesses support after they were devastated by Victoria’s…

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, After 111 days of leave the Premier is finally back in the job. He says he’s ‘fighting fit’ which is good news given the long list of problems he’ll have to tackle to get our people and our state’s economy back on track. Top of the list is the need to release a…

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Let’s get our community groups on track says Walsh

Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, wants the Transport Minister, Ben Carroll, to directly intervene in the leasing of VicTrack land to councils and community groups. Speaking in Parliament this afternoon, Mr Walsh said the current policies about the use of VicTrack land across regional Victoria are “ad hoc at best, and a shambles at…

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Rise in farm theft builds case for dedicated crime squad

Farm crime continues to rise nearly two years since the Labor Government promised to crackdown on livestock and equipment theft from Victorian farms. New data from the Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) has confirmed a 9 per cent increase in livestock stolen in the past 12 months. And despite the ‘crackdown’ most crimes still go unsolved.…

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