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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Questions Without Notice – Drought Relief

Questions Without Notice – Drought Relief 5th February 2019 Mr Walsh:  My question is to the Premier.  The situation for dairy farmers in northern Victoria is dire.   Murray Dairy is now sahying that a third of dairy farms in northern Victoria will close.   The perfect storm of drought and industry downturn has led to low…

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Our farmers need relief from rates and water charges

Tuesday 5 February 2019   The Liberal Nationals today urged Premier Daniel Andrews to go further with support for Victoria’s drought affected farmers and provide shire rates relief and rebates for fixed water charge. As the dry conditions continue Murray Dairy has estimated that a third of dairy farms in Northern Victoria will be forced…

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Youngcare at Home Grants

Friday 1st February 2019   Youngcare At Home Care Grants Available   Applications for the Youngcare At Home Care Grants in Victoria are now open. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging families and service providers who are caring at home for a young person with high care needs…

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