Adjournment – Swan Hill Hospital

Adjournment – Swan Hill Hospital Tuesday 24th August 2018 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (19:51:58) – (14 816) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Health and the action I seek from the minister is for her to instruct her department to provide an up-to-date costing on the redevelopment of the Swan Hill hospital. The Swan Hill Needs…

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Labor’s regional rail fails

Tuesday 28 August 2018   Today’s announcement of a Melbourne suburbs rail network is another snub for regional passengers from Daniel Andrews. When it comes to regional rail fails the city-centric Premier for Melbourne and his Labor Government have: Failed to order new trains for country Victoria leaving country passengers stuck on slow old diesel…

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Liberal Nationals will deliver faster reliable rail for Gippsland

Friday 10 August 2018   A Liberal Nationals Government will complete a business case for a new dedicated rail line for regional trains through Melbourne’s south east metropolitan system to make services faster and more reliable for Gippsland passengers. A dedicated line would mean an end to Gippsland passengers being delayed and frustrated when regional…

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Member’s Statement – Campaspe College of Adult Education

Member’s Statement – Campaspe College of Adult Education Thursday 9th August 2018 Campaspe College of Adult Education Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (09:41:10) – I raise the concerns today of Campaspe College of Adult Education in Echuca and particularly the impact its closure would have on the adult students of Echuca. Campaspe College of Adult Education has been…

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Zero Tolerance on School Bullying

Thursday 9th August 2018 The Nationals will have a zero tolerance approach to bullying in government schools if elected in November. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said a new anti-bullying program would be rolled out in all government schools across the Murray Plains electorate. Mr Walsh said the $15.3…

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Daniel Andrews’ Cross Border Commissioner double-cross

Wednesday 8 August 2018   The Andrews Labor Government has confirmed it won’t fund its under-resourced Cross Border Commissioner in two years’ time. A departmental job advertisement for the Victorian Cross Border Commissioner confirms the position is for “up to 2 years” with no guarantee on where it will be based or what will happen…

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Parliamentary Debate – Member Conduct

Parliamentary Debate – Member Conduct Wednesday 8th August 2018 Debate resumed. Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (15:58:03) – I move: That paragraph (7) be omitted. In joining the debate on the motion from the government and particularly on the amendment that I have just moved I will start by reading a Hamilton Spectator post from 5.36 last night: In…

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VicHealth Grants Now Open

Tuesday 31st July 2018 Sporting clubs across the Murray Plains electorate can be supported to create new opportunities to get women girls and less active people into sport thanks to VicHealth grant funding now available. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants…

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Bills Introduced to Parliament July 24-26 2018

Friday 27th July 2018 To the editor This week the following bills were introduced to the Victorian Parliament which may be of interest to Murray Plains residents Children Youth and Families Amendment (Youth Offender Compliance) Bill 2018  Disability Service Safeguards Bill 2018 Justice Legislation Amendment (Unlawful Association and Criminal Appeals) Bill 2018 Owner Drivers and…

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Support for Emergency Services

Thursday 25th July 2018 Emergency service organisations across the Murray Plains electorate can apply now for funding through the Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program. “Grants of up to $50 000 are available to SES units and other organisations identified in the Emergency Management Manual Victoria” Mr Walsh said. “Volunteer emergency services play a crucial…

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