Liberal Nationals will build new Echuca Specialist School

Monday 25 June 2018 An elected Liberal Nationals government will build the new Echuca Specialist School giving students and staff a much-needed modern new home at the Twin Rivers Primary School. Member for Murray Plains and Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh was joined by Shadow Minister for Education Tim Smith today at the Echuca…

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Letter to the Editor (Coastal state game reserves)

Friday 22 June 2018   Dear Editor Victorian shooters are rightly concerned by Daniel Andrews’ quiet launch of a major review of coastal wetlands and waterways. The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) review includes “any Crown land along Victoria’s coast” an area that takes in many state game reserves. In media reports this week Field…

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Members Statement – Kow Swamp

Members Statement – Kow Swamp I raise the ongoing saga of the Lions picnic park at Kow Swamp near Leitchville. The floods of 2011 caused erosion to start at this popular picnic area and given it is on the eastern side of Kow Swamp it is constantly being eroded further by the prevailing westerly winds.…

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Matters Of Public Importance – Infrastructure Projects

Matters Of Public Importance – Infrastructure Projects Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (14:43:43) – I rise to make a contribution on the member for Narre Warren North’s matter of public importance (MPI) which I will not give the satisfaction of reading out because it is just a long litany of self-praise. If you look at the matter of…

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (10:11:28) – It is a pleasure to get up and respond to the Leader of the House on her motion. It is an interesting position from the Leader of the House to defend the media when she is the one who has been accused of bullying and threatening to sue…

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Adjournment – Wandella Recreation Reserve

Adjournment – Wandella Recreation Reserve Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (19:04:52) – (14 589) My adjournment issue tonight is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety and it probably fits into both of his portfolio titles. It concerns the Wandella Football Club the Wandella Bombers who are just west-south-west of Kerang and play in the Golden Rivers Football…

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Op-Ed – Murray Basin Rail Project

Wednesday 13 June 2018   By Peter Walsh Leader of The Nationals ‘“ Victoria   A couple of weeks back Daniel Andrews quietly dumped his ‘˜Getting Things Done‘ slogan from Labor’s government press releases. Around the same time sheepish department officers were being dispatched to tell our freight industry and communities in North West Victoria…

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Rochester Sports Museum Raised in Parliament

Tuesday 12th June 2018 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh MP has called on the Victorian Transport Minister Jacinta Allan to expedite work on the Rochester Railway Station to establish the Rochester Sports Museum. John Forbes an avid collector of sports memorabilia through a very long career with Puma…

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Farmers losing crops as Labor dithers on kangaroo control

Thursday 7 June 2018   Victorian farmers are losing crops and pastures and facing costly damage to fencing due to the Andrews Labor Government’s ongoing delays issuing permits to control rising numbers of kangaroos. Farmers have reported extensive delays ‘“ more than two months in some cases ‘“ to process applications for permits under the…

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Freight upgrades off track under Labor

Wednesday 6 June 2018   Labor’s botched upgrade of the Maryborough to Ararat rail line has left the line in a disastrous state just five months after it was reopened. The revelation follows Daniel Andrews’ decision to put an indefinite hold on Stage 3 of the $440 million Murray Basin Rail Project a project initiated…

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