Decentralisation portfolio elevates the focus on country Victoria

Wednesday 4 October 2017 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor Victoria’s country communities are at the heart of the Liberal Nationals’ plan to decentralise population growth in our state. The nonsense claim from Labor MPs that the regional development portfolio has been cut is nothing more than hysterical scaremongering. The Andrews Labor Government is desperate…

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Letter to Editor – Bills in Parliament 19-21 September 2017

  Monday 25th September 2017 To the Editor Last week the following Bills were also introduced to the Victorian Parliament which may be of interest to Murray Plains residents:  Fines Reform Amendment Bill 2017 Gambling Regulation Amendment (Gaming Machine Arrangements) Bill 2017 Planning and Environment Amendment (Public Land Contributions) Bill 2017 Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill…

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Decentralisation elevates focus on regional development

Monday 25 September 2017 Country Victoria is at the heart of the Liberal Nationals plan to better manage our population and grow our whole state – not just Melbourne. The Liberal Nationals strongly believe a whole-of-government approach is integral to delivering the best outcome for rural and regional Victoria and our new Shadow Minister for…

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Labor’s goat nothing to say on eID

Thursday 21 September 2017   Victorian producers still don’t know if the Andrews Labor Government will subsidise electronic identification tags for sheep and goats in 2018. In Parliament today Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford refused to confirm if the Andrews Government would subsidise tags in 2018. Ms Pulford’s admission confirms the process is severely delayed months…

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Labor trading insults not answers on rising energy costs

Wednesday 20 September 2017   The Andrews Labor Government’s trivial response to questions in Parliament today on rising energy costs in regional Victoria is an utter insult to country business owners. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio would rather blame others than make sure families and businesses can afford to pay their energy bills. Agricultural businesses…

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MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE Political donations

Wednesday 19th September 2017 Political donations Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I join the debate on the matter of public importance. The member for Oakleigh has waxed lyrical about these reforms. What have we had? We have had a press release that says nothing. Where is the detail? Where is the detail about these reforms? There was…

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Awards recognise inspirational young achievers

Tuesday 19 September 2017   Community members are encouraged to nominate hard-working and dedicated young people for a Victorian Young Achiever Award. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said there were many young people making a difference in the Murray Plains electorate and who deserved to have their efforts recognised. “We have so many hard…

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Adjournment – Regional and Rural Roads

Tuesday 19th September 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – (13 075) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Police and the action I seek from the minister is: fix country roads and save country lives and do not bring in a 70-kilometre-per-hour speed limit on country gravel roads. I have had a lot of feedback on this…

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All Heyfield jobs must be saved

Friday 15 September 2017   Background The glaring omission in the Andrews Government’s confirmation of the Heyfield mill sale is a promise that all 250 jobs will be saved. Labor MP Harriet Shing promised in March the mill would”not lose jobs overall” if the Government became a buyer of last resort but Agriculture Minister Jaala…

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