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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Governor’s Speech – Address in Reply

Governor’s Speech – Address in Reply 20 February 2019 Mr Walsh :   I rise to make my contribution to the address-in-reply at the start of this particular term of Parliament. First of all I would like to thank the people of the Murray Plains electorate for re-electing me and giving me the privilege and the…

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Walsh – Apply now for Youth Parliament

  Friday 15 February 2019 Young people in the Murray Plains electorate wishing to influence future Victorian law policies programs and services have the opportunity to do so as part of the YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said applications for the 2019 program were now…

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International tick of approval for sustainable Vic timber industry

Thursday 14 February 2019   I congratulate VicForests on successfully securing a further three-year Responsible Wood standard certification. The re-certification is a testament to the work being done in the industry to ensure it continues to meet stringent environmental and social responsibility standards. Despite this Daniel Andrews continues to work against the timber industry’s efforts…

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Walsh calls for local banking to stay local

Wednesday 13 February 2019 Communities in the Murray Plains electorate will miss out under an Andrews Labor Government plan to force Victoria’s schools and hospitals to put their banking through Sydney. Labor’s”˜centralised banking’ plan will force state-owned organisations to close accounts with their local banks and transfer money into the Government’s Sydney-based Westpac accounts. Mr…

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Members Statement – Drought Assistance

Members Statement – Drought Assistance 9 February 2019 Mr Walsh :  I raise the plight of the dairy farmers in northern Victoria. Consumers take for granted the dairy products-the milk the cheese the yoghurt-they have in their supermarkets but every day dairy farming families have to live with the stress of trying to keep their…

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VicHealth Grants Available to Help Local Clubs

Friday 8 February 2019 VicHealth Grants available to help local clubs Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging local sporting clubs to apply for a share of $500 000 in funding available under the VicHealth Active Club Grant program 2018-19. Grants of up to $10 000 are available to…

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Commemorations – 2009 Bushfires

Commemorations – 2009 Bushfires 6 February 2019 Mr Walsh :  I rise to support the condolence motion moved by the Premier for the 2009 bushfires. As has already been said the 2009 bushfires are more than Black Saturday. There were fires before Black Saturday and obviously there were fires for a long time after Black…

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Victoria’s kangaroo pet food trial must be made permanent

Wednesday 6 February 2019   Farmers professional shooters and processors have been left frustrated by the Andrews Labor Government’s ongoing failure to make Victoria’s successful kangaroo pet food trial permanent. Communities that rely on the program to generate local jobs and investment are suffering a serious case of déjà vu with the trial’s extension set…

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Questions Without Notice – Kangaroo Pet Food

Questions Without Notice – Kangaroo Pet Food 6 February 2019 Mr Walsh :  My question is to the Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change. Minister is it government policy that kangaroos controlled with an authority to control wildlife permit after 31 March will be left in the paddock to feed wild dogs and foxes…

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