Liberal Nationals establish inquiry to fix farm trespass laws

Wednesday 1 May 2019   A parliamentary inquiry to fix farm trespass laws and better protect Victorian farmers will be established after a strong community-driven campaign supported by the Liberal Nationals. The Liberal Nationals proposed the inquiry after calls from farmers and communities to strengthen laws and better protect farmers against extreme activists illegally entering…

Details

Sea Lake Mallee Rally must continue

Wednesday 1 May 2019   Premier Daniel Andrews is under pressure to resolve problems community groups are facing to comply with cultural heritage assessments following the cancellation of an iconic regional event. The Sea Lake Off Road Club was forced to cancel the 2019 Mallee Rally after they were told they would not be granted…

Details

Condolences: Ross Powell and Andrew Powell

Condolences: Ross Powell and Andrew Powell 30 April 2019 : Mr Walsh I join the condolence for the tragic death of father and son Ross and Andrew Powell of Port Campbell. Easter was going to be a celebration time for the Powell family. They were gathering together because there was a succession in the farm.…

Details

Condolences – Sri Lanka Attacks

Condolences – Sri Lanka Attacks 30 April 2019 :   Mr Walsh   I rise to support the condolence motion of the Premier and grieve with the Sri Lankan community particularly with those from the Sri Lankan community who are in the gallery today. We acknowledge them for coming along and supporting their community. Easter Sunday is supposed…

Details

Questions Without Notice – Sea Lake Rally

Questions Without Notice – Sea Lake Rally 30 April 2019 Mr Walsh :  My question is to the Premier. The Sea Lake Mallee Rally had been operating successfully for 47 years. The rally provides significant economic benefits to the town raising funds for community organisations and bringing hundreds of visitors and competitors to the region. This…

Details

Questions Without Notice – Sea Lake Mallee Rally

Questions Without Notice – Sea Lake Mallee Rally 30 April 2019 Mr Walsh :  The Sea Lake Mallee Rally is not the only regional event having difficulties dealing with the administrative and financial burden of cultural heritage overlays. Premier what is your government doing to support organisations to comply with these cultural heritage assessments?

Details

Labor’s sham plantation plan

Wednesday 24 April 2019   Daniel Andrews’ plantation timber ‘˜plan’ is a sham. Not a single tree has been planted since the Andrews Government promised in May 2017 to “expand Victoria’s plantation estate and increase the proportion of plantation-grown timber”. Today after two years of delays we find out Labor’s plan for “new” plantation forest…

Details

Farmers ignored in Labor’s sham rates review

Wednesday 17 April 2019   The Andrews Labor Government’s sham review into rates won’t address the number one issue faced by farmers: the unfair rates cap. Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh has slammed the terms of reference which were finally released by the Andrews Government today after lengthy delay. “Labor’s so-called Fair Go rates…

Details

Stronger laws the priority to protect Victorian farmers

Wednesday 17 April 2019   The Andrews Labor Government is stalling on calls to fix farm trespass laws despite Victorian farmers and farm businesses still being relentlessly targeted by extreme activists. The Federal Liberal Nationals Government and the Queensland Government have both announced stronger penalties to stop activists targeting farms in the past week but…

Details

Funding on offer to tackle tough times together

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains is encouraging grassroots organisations based in the Swan Hill and Gannawarra Shires to apply for grants of up to $150,000 to access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought. Mr Walsh said the Tackling Tough Times Together grant…

Details

No “˜fair go’ for timber jobs under Labor

Wednesday 10 April 2019   When Daniel Andrews claimed at a union rally in Melbourne today that workers should get ‘˜a fair go’ he clearly didn’t mean all workers. After all Daniel Andrews’ stealth campaign to destroy Victoria’s $7.32 billion timber industry is threatening tens of thousands of jobs across East Gippsland and north east…

Details