Members Statement – Rural Doctor Shortage

Members Statement – Rural Doctor Shortage Rural general practitioners Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (09:42:16) – I raise the concerns of the Kerang district community about the critical shortage of doctors in the town. Kerang and district have been well served over many years by some long-serving doctors like Dr Wood Dr Keogh and Lindsay and Dianne Sherriff but they…

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Premier for Melbourne snubs Regional Victoria

Thursday 10 May 2018   Once again Daniel Andrews and Labor have snubbed regional Victorians by voting down a motion that would have seen a sitting of parliament held in regional Victoria next year. Regional sittings are an opportunity for communities outside of Melbourne to see the Parliament in action and for city MPs to…

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Constituency Question – Mooring sites at Swan Hill

Constituency Question – Mooring sites at Swan Hill Thursday 10th May 2018 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (11:53:22) – (14 344) My constituency question is to the Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change. It is on behalf of Ian Boys and it concerns the matter of securing boat mooring sites on the Victorian side of the Murray River…

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Labor all bark and no bite on wild dog control

Tuesday 8 May 2018   Background Daniel Andrews’ city-centric Labor government is leaving livestock – and farmers’ livelihoods – under threat. Wild dog controllers have been banned from using larger dog control traps due to”animal welfare concerns”. These traps are used to trap wild dogs that viciously maim disembowel and kill lambs calves and native…

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Labor’s raw deal for Victorian farmers

Tuesday 8 May 2018   Agriculture is the backbone of communities across Victoria but Daniel Andrews continues to hand our regional industries a raw deal. Labor’s latest State Budget makes its priorities clear: protect inner-city votes at any cost with a green agenda that treats our agricultural industries as an after-thought. Labor’s State Budget has…

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Appropriation Bill 2018 – Budget Reply

Appropriation Bill 2018 – Budget Reply Tuesday 8 May 2018 Second reading Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (14:57:16) – I rise to make my contribution on this year’s budget. From the point of view of regional Victorians this budget gives them a very very raw deal. The state budget should be about how people are actually better off.…

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Grassroots Sport Gets Belted Under Daniel Andrews

Monday 7th May 2018 Victoria’s grassroots sports clubs are being forced to borrow money – and pay it back with interest – under the Andrews Labor Government while big business gets a free kick. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that despite these loans being sold as “interest-free-loans” under…

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Adjournment – Sitting Week Should Continue

Tuesday 2nd May 2018 – Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to oppose the motion moved by the Leader of the House. This house has important business to carry on with. We should be sitting for the rest of this week. The government has refused to deal with the motion from the Leader of the Opposition…

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Swan Hill Gets A Raw Deal From Daniel Andrews

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that Andrews Labor Government’s latest State Budget offered a very raw deal to Swan Hill and district. Mr Walsh said he was bitterly disappointed Labor had again ignored the pressing need to fund the continued redevelopment of Swan Hill…

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Kyabram Gets Raw Deal From Daniel Andrews

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that Andrews Labor Government’s latest State Budget offered a very raw deal to the people of Kyabram and district. Mr Walsh said he was bitterly disappointed Labor had again ignored the pressing need to fund the completion of Kyabram…

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Next Step to Secure Mitiamo’s Water Supply

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has congratulated community members who drove calls for better water security in the Mitiamo district following a long overdue allocation of funds in this week’s State Budget. The Andrews Labor Government has finally agreed to invest $10.2 million for Victoria’s…

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