Dog breeders slam Labor’s secrecy on change

Thursday 26 October 2017   Background Alarm bells are ringing for Victorian dog breeders as the Andrews Labor Government dithers on its proposed Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms And Pet Shops) Bill 2016. Breeders and stakeholder groups continue to highlight an ongoing lack of consultation and secrecy on changes to the original Bill. Agriculture Minister…

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Food and Fibre Export Performance Report

Wednesday 25 October 2017   Cuts to Victoria’s agriculture budget and little action to reduce red tape for farmers are taking a toll on Victoria’s booming agriculture sector. The Victorian Food and Fibre Export Performance Report 2016-17 was released today and showed Victoria’s agriculture sector continues to lead the nation in exports but that growth…

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Labor in denial on botched eID rollout

Wednesday 25 October 2017 Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has embarrassingly admitted she has no idea of serious concerns with the implementation of electronic identification (eID) of sheep and goats. Victorian saleyard operators say they won’t be ready to scan eID tags by March 2018 because the software they need to share data with the National…

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ANZAC AWARDS TO RECOGNISE EXCEPTIONAL AUSTRALIANS

24th October 2017 Nominations have opened for the 2018 ANZAC of the Year Awards. The awards honour those who serve in peace and also perpetuate the memory and gallantry of those who served in war. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh encouraged residents in the Murray Plains Electorate to give…

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Labor still failing to consult regional industry

Friday 20 October 2017   Background Daniel Andrews has snubbed Victorian farmers by failing to consult with Victoria’s livestock and intensive industries before establishing Animal Welfare Victoria. Animal Welfare Victoria was announced under the cover of darkness without consultation with Victoria’s peak farmer group the Victorian Farmers Federation or the Livestock Industry Consultative Committee (LICC).…

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Get On With The Courthouse Says Walsh

Friday 20th October 2017 In State Parliament this week Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has called out the Melbourne Labor Government for its failure to deliver on key recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Mr Walsh said that on the 2nd May 2016 the Attorney General Martin…

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Constituency Question – Echuca Magistrates Court

18 October 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (11:50:38) – (13 291) My constituency question is to the Attorney-General on behalf of the Campaspe Shire Council. On 29 April 2016 the Attorney-General announced $1.1 million to improve community safety and deliver on key recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence concerning the Echuca courthouse: separate court access safe waiting rooms…

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Grievances – Energy Policy

18 October 2017 Debate resumed. Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I compliment the member for Essendon on his contribution. It is amazing how empty vessels make the most noise. It was certainly 15 minutes of an empty vessel up there. The fact that he protesteth too loud about the member for Kew obviously shows that those on that…

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill – Second Reading

17 October 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (16:05:25) – I rise to contribute to the debate today. In starting my contribution I note that this is an issue that has brought some of the most feedback to all our electorate offices including my electorate office. I have had people from both sides of the debate come and…

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Red Cross Recruiting across Campaspe Region

Tuesday 10 October 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that Australian Red Cross welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds to apply and provides extensive training and development opportunities for new volunteers. “Red Cross is recruiting across the region now so it’s a great time for people to…

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Local History Grant for Echuca

Monday 9th October 2017 A major project being undertaken by Echuca Historical Society Inc (EHS) took a step further with the announcement of a funding grant of  $14 927 from the Local History Grants Program. For the past three years volunteers of EHS have been working on the project which aims to fully digitize archiving…

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Liberal Nationals Onshore Gas Policy

Monday 9 October 2017 Today Liberal Leader Matthew Guy and I announced an onshore gas policy that will give Victorians a clear choice at the next election. This policy will help put the brakes on soaring gas prices that are currently hurting Victorian households and businesses.  Our policy will provide cheaper gas and create more…

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