Walsh says small business needs support now – or else

The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, said more financial support was urgently needed to ensure regional small businesses and the jobs they provide can continue to recover and rebuild. Mr Walsh said despite the recent impacts of the shadow lockdown; which has seen significant drops in foot traffic, patronage and caused…

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Regional Victorians taken for another ride says Walsh

The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, says regional Victorians have just been hit with another price rise for the privilege of taking a trip on one of the state’s most underperforming services – the train. That is, Mr Walsh added, if they even get a train. In too many cases they…

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Echuca house prices soar as people flee the city

The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, said people are moving to Campaspe Shire in their droves – and Echuca in particular – with the region experiencing a 17 per cent, year on year, growth in migration for the past 12 months. People, Mr Walsh said, who were discovering the true appeal…

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Labor’s border permit scheme “downright unjust, even inhumane”, Ombudsman says

The Andrews Labor Government’s border permit system has been labelled “downright unjust, even inhumane” in a scathing report released today by the Victorian Ombudsman. The Ombudsman’s investigation found the scheme, which saw thousands of Victorian citizens indefinitely locked out of their home state and effectively left homeless, resulted in “some of the most questionable decisions…

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