NAIDOC Week

Voice. Treaty. Truth. The theme of 2019 NAIDOC week is so poignant for Victoria’s Indigenous communities. As we celebrate NAIDOC week, we do so against a backdrop of new opportunity as the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria begins to be established. Every day I see more and more of our Indigenous people coming into leadership…

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Community Funding

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging local not-for-profit groups to apply for grants of up to $15,0000 under the The ANZ Seeds of Renewal Program. Mr Walsh said the program focuses specifically on helping build vibrant and sustainable rural communities with a population of 15,000 or fewer. This…

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New Crime Reporting Hotline is off beat

The announcement by the Andrews Labor Government of a new crime reporting hotline will come as little comfort to rural Victorians struggling to get police to respond when they need it most. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Andrews Labor Government has spent $212 million to provide a…

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Have Your Say on Victoria’s Mental Health System

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is calling on local people to have their say on Victoria’s Mental Health System during the Royal Commission’s public submission phase. “Victoria’s mental health system needs urgent attention,” Mr Walsh said. “I am regularly contacted by people who have tried to raise their concerns…

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More police resources needed to tackle crime in Swan Hill

The Andrews Labor Government isn’t providing police with the resources they need to tackle crime in the Rural City of Swan Hill local government area. Figures from the Crime Statistics Agency show a 19.57 per cent increase in the number of crimes since Daniel Andrews was elected in 2014, from 2,197 to 2,627. Leader of…

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More police resources needed to tackle crime in Campaspe

The Andrews Labor Government isn’t providing police with the resources they need to tackle crime in the Campaspe local government area. Figures from the Crime Statistics Agency show a 36.43 per cent increase in the number of crimes since Daniel Andrews was elected in 2014, from 2,948 to 4,022. Leader of The Nationals and Member…

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Murray Plains electorate to benefit from VicHealth Sports Grants

Six local sports clubs have received funding through the latest round of VicHealth grants, Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said today. Mr Walsh said Boort Hockey Club, Kerang Football Netball Club, Nyah West Golf Club, Calivil Football and Netball Club, Rochester & District Amateur Swimming Club and Undera Football…

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Daniel Andrews to destroy the CFA

Daniel Andrews succeeded this week in his plan to tear apart our CFA, with the support of Labor’s members for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes and Mark Gepp. After years of war on our CFA volunteers, the Andrews Labor Government’s destructive CFA Bill passed the Legislative Council last night, with support of Labor MPs, the Greens…

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Question Without Notice – Timber Industry – Mr Dalidakis

Question Without Notice – Timber Industry – Mr Dalidakis 19 June 2019 : Mr Walsh My question is to the Premier. The former minister for innovation Philip Dalidakis was a champion of Victoria’s forest industries having previously worked for the Victorian Association of Forest Industries. Was Mr Dalidakis supportive of the Andrews government’s policy to…

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Questions Without Notice – Timber Industry

19 June 2019 : Mr Walsh Speaker Philip Dalidakis publicly slighted the Premier by going to the Governor before informing him of his resignation. How can Victorians have confidence in the Premier’s support for the 22 000 jobs in the forest industry when obviously Mr Dalidakis has clearly lost faith in the Premier’s leadership?

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