Kardinia Park Stadium Bill 2nd Reading

8 December 2015 Debate resumed from 11 November; motion of Mr EREN (Minister for Sport). Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – It is a pleasure to rise to speak on the Kardinia Park Stadium Bill 2015. The bill establishes the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust which is tasked with increasing the number and quality of events that are held at…

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Family Violence

26 November 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – As the Leader of The Nationals I rise to make a contribution on the take-note motion. As everyone would well know in this place family violence has no geographical boundaries and family violence crosses all parts of society and crosses all income levels in society. I would like to…

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Grievances

25 November 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – Starting off I will take up the invitation of the Deputy Premier to talk about education. I will talk about the fact that the Deputy Premier is actually an Indian giver; while he gives with one hand he takes away portable classrooms with the other. He wanted to take…

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Second Reading – Fisheries Amendment Bill

12 November 2015 – Debate resumed from 22 October; motion of Mr PAKULA (Attorney-General). Opposition amendment circulated by Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) under standing orders. Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I will make the lead speaker contribution on the Fisheries Amendment Bill 2015. As is set out in the bill the purpose of this bill is to phase out net…

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Adjournment – Drought Assistance

11 November 2015 –  Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – My adjournment issue tonight is for the Premier. The action I seek from the Premier is to have him visit the drought-affected areas of Victoria in the southern Mallee and the Wimmera. In asking the Premier to come I acknowledge that the Minister for Agriculture has visited twice…

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Member’s Statement – Grand Final Day

6 October 2015 Mr WALSH – On the topic of the grand final holiday I commend the businesses in both Echuca and Swan Hill that opened for 4 hours on the day to make sure that visitors who came to town had the opportunity to have a meal or a cup of coffee and do some shopping. They…

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Second Reading – Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

6 October 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to make the lead contribution on behalf of the Liberal-Nationals coalition on the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment Bill 2015. The legislation has been amended quite a few times Acting Speaker as you would well know and usually with support from both sides of the house because…

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