Question without Notice – Murray Basin Rail Project

  Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (11:19:03): My question is to the Premier. When referring to cost blowouts in Melbourne infrastructure projects, the Premier said: When given the choice between making this investment or compromising our promise. We’ve chosen to … make the investment, create the jobs, build the … network … we need … Why…

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Grievance Debate – Drought

Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (14:01:53): I rise today to grieve for the drought-affected farmers of Victoria. We have a Premier that made a promise that he would actually govern for all Victorians, and as we have seen in recent times that has not been the case. That promise is about as hollow as the Premier’s…

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Farmers in drought ignored as Premier jet-sets to China

The Premier for Melbourne has been to China more times than he’s been to Victoria’s drought affected communities. Since becoming Premier, Daniel Andrews has made at least nine overseas trips but has only been to see drought-affected farmers once, at Birchip in 2015. Asked by Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh today why he continues…

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Question without Notice – Drought

Mr Walsh :  (Murray Plains) (12:13:05): My question is to the Premier. The Premier has been to China more times than he has been to our drought-affected regions since taking office. It is a simple request from these communities in genuine need: why won’t the Premier visit our drought-affected farmers? Mr Richardson interjected. The SPEAKER:…

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Questions without Notice – Drought

Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (12:16:18): Premier, we asked you in February, we asked you in March, we asked you in April and in August, and now I am asking you again: when will you provide assistance to pay shire rates and fixed-water charges to Victoria’s drought-stricken farmers? Members interjecting. The SPEAKER: Order! I will allow the…

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Adjournment – Brownport Almonds

Mr Walsh (Murray Plains) (19:00:20): (1121) My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Planning, and it is on behalf of Brownport Almonds Pty Ltd of Hattah, who have written to the Minister for Planning. It is to ask the Minister for Planning to call in Brownport Almonds’ planning application to build a new…

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Walsh sounds out Labor on delayed Echuca bus review

Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has pressured the Andrews Labor Government to come up with a timeline for a review of bus stops and routes in Echuca after a more than 12 month delay. Speaking in Parliament, Mr Walsh asked Public Transport Minister Melissa Horne to advise when the review would be done, after…

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Daniel Andrews M.I.A. in drought-affected Victoria

Daniel Andrews is failing our farmers. Parts of Victoria have been in severe drought for two seasons now but Daniel Andrews hasn’t visited any of the affected communities. Today in State Parliament, the Premier refused to visit the Millewa and meet with farmers or provide shire and water rates relief. Farmers in the Millewa feel…

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Statement on closure of Nestle factory at Tongala

Devastating news for Tongala today with Nestlé announcing it will close its local factory over the next 18 months, costing 106 local jobs. It will be an extremely difficult time for workers and their families as they face the reality of the next 18 months. In a small, close-knit community like Tongala, the loss of…

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