Rural Chances Scholarships Now Open

Friday 1st December 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging young people who are wanting to study at TAFE or undertake an apprenticeship to apply for a new scholarship. The Rural Chances Scholarships are for young rural Victorians who have career aspirations but are facing significant financial or…

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Primary Industries Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Second reading Debate resumed from 29 November; motion of Ms ALLAN (Minister for Public Transport). Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (16:45:20) — I rise to speak on behalf of the Liberal-Nationals on the Primary Industries Legislation Amendment Bill 2017. As all members would be aware this is an omnibus bill that makes a number of amendments to acts regulating…

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Second Reading – Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops Bill) 2016

Wednesday 29th November 2017 Second reading Debate resumed from 12 October 2016; motion of Ms ALLAN (Minister for Public Transport). Government amendments circulated by Ms ALLAN (Minister for Public Transport) under standing orders. Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (12:00:26) — I rise to speak on the Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Bill 2016. It is interesting that…

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Labor making a dogs breakfast of puppy farm reform

Tuesday 28 November 2017   Victorians are forced to pay more for power pay more for a home and now they’ll pay more for a pet under Daniel Andrews’ failed animal welfare reforms. The Andrews Labor Government is making a dogs breakfast of its puppy farm reforms. Instead of focusing on people who are operating…

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Breastscreen Victoria

Friday 24th November 2017  Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged local women aged over 50 to have a free screening mammogram every two years. The call follows the release of results by BreastScreen Victoria this week showing that 59% of the eligible female population in the Murray Plains…

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CFA volunteers gagged in new low from Labor

Wednesday 22 November 2017 Funding for CFA’s main communication tool to volunteers Fire Wise will be reinstated under a Liberal Nationals Government Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains said today. The publication which began in 1947 and is distributed to 1300 brigades was suddenly cancelled last week without explanation or consultation. Mr…

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Labor can’t explain secrecy on Animal Welfare Victoria

Tuesday 21 November 2017   Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has refused to explain her decision to establish Animal Welfare Victoria without any consultation with livestock and intensive industries. Questioned today in Parliament Ms Pulford could not name any stakeholders that were consulted before AWV was established. Industry and regional stakeholders including the Victorian Farmers Federation…

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GROUPS BENEFIT FROM EMERGENCY SERVICES GRANTS

Tuesday 21st November 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has congratulated local emergency volunteer groups who received funding as part of the 2017-18 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP). Emergency volunteer groups in the Murray Plains Electorate include : Bamawm Extension CFA  ($170 000) Echuca SES ($1 263) Leitchville…

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