Veterans Capital Works Grants Now Open

Thursday 21st March 2019 Ex-service organisations local government and not-for-profit groups who support veterans and their families can now apply for funding through the Veterans Capital Works Grants Program to improve their buildings and facilities. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging eligible groups and organisations to consider submitting…

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Cannabis jobs a coup for Mildura

Tuesday 19 March 2019   Today’s announcement by Cann Group to construct a new medicinal cannabis production facility to Mildura is a coup for the region and welcomed by the Victorian Liberal Nationals. Shadow Minister for Regional Victoria and Decentralisation Peter Walsh said the new jobs created by the investment would be a welcome boost…

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Country drivers pay for Labor’s Transurban deal

Tuesday 19 March 2019 Country motorists can’t get local pot holes fixed but Daniel Andrews is shamelessly forcing them to pay for his West Gate Tunnel deal. Country drivers coming to Melbourne via CityLink will take a hip pocket hit after the Andrews Labor Government signed up to a secretive deal with Transurban that will…

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Country Football & Netball Grants Program Open

Thursday 14 March 2019   Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged grassroots football and netball clubs and umpiring associations 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…

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Basin Authority Jobs for Mildura welcomed

Tuesday 12 March 2019 The Federal Government’s action to bring new jobs to Mildura with a Murray Darling Basin Authority office has been warmly welcomed by the Victorian Liberal Nationals. Shadow Minister for Regional Victoria and Decentralisation Peter Walsh and Shadow Minister for Water Steph Ryan said the Basin Authority office was an ideal fit…

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Water Minister Urged to Submit Mitiamo Application

Friday 8th March 2019 Water Minister Lisa Neville has been given the hurry up to submit the Mitiamo Pipeline project’s formal application for Commonwealth funding. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said he and his Federal colleague Damian Drum had ensured the Prime Minister Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Water Minister are all aware of…

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Minister clueless on promised drought cash grants

Wednesday 6 March 2019   Agriculture Minister Jaclyn Symes failed to give even basic details on how the State’s Drought Hardship Support will roll out when questioned in State Parliament today. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath questioned Minister Symes after being inundated with calls from Gippsland farmers who are trying to access…

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Walsh Issues Invitation to Parliament House

Friday 1st March 2019 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has issued an invitation to the people of Murray Plains Electorate to visit Parliament House on Sunday 17th March 2019. “The Victorian Parliament is celebrating Cultural Diversity Week with an open day filled with music dancing and food from around…

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Grants Available to Support Country Cricket

Monday 25 February 2019 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging clubs to submit an application to the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund which is also open to councils and the Grassroots Cricket Fund. “The Grassroots Cricket Fund is open to clubs situated only in regional and rural areas with…

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Farmers bitterly disappointed by drought package

Friday 22 February 2019   The drought package announced by the Victorian Government today is a disappointing token gesture. The package is a long way short of what farmers have been calling for and what they were expecting. This is a $13 million band-aid and it’s grossly inadequate in the context of the catastrophic conditions…

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Timber industry at tipping point after Dan’s delays

Friday 22 February 2019   Latrobe Valley timber contractors are furious the Andrews Labor Government continues to threaten the industry’s future by refusing to put out critical Timber Release Plans (TRPs). Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath and Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood were in Traralgon today to meet…

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Labor to axe Regional Development Fund

Thursday 21st February 2019 The Andrews Labor Government look set to axe Victoria’s dedicated Regional Development Fund. Established by the previous Liberal Nationals government the successful fund has invested $1 billion over eight year into regional Victorian communities. Funding for the program expires on June 30 this year but the new Regional Development Minister Jaclyn…

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Daniel Andrews betrays Victoria’s timber industry again

Thursday 21 February 2019   Today in Parliament Daniel Andrews’ hypocrisy was on full display with his false claims that he isn’t playing politics with the future of Victoria’s timber workers. Thousands of jobs of harvest and haulage contractors and sawmill workers have been in limbo for months while Daniel Andrews plays games with Timber…

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Labor Blocks Firefighters Presumptive Rights Bill

Thursday 21 February 2019 Labor MPs have again used their numbers in the Victorian Parliament to block the introduction of a scheme to pay compensation for volunteers and paid firefighters with cancer. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that the Fair Presumptive Rights for Firefighters Bill was originally introduced…

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Local irrigators win more time to have a say

Local irrigators will have an extra two weeks to provide feedback on a draft plan to manage Northern Victoria’s water resources despite the Andrews Government’s attempts to rush consultation. The Nationals supported irrigators’ calls for proper consultation on the 1000-page draft Water Resource Plan a vital plank of the Murray Darling Basin Plan securing an…

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