Unemployment Rises Again In North West Victoria

Friday 23rd June 2017 Jobs in north-west Victoria are disappearing under Daniel Andrews but he is standing idly by and doing nothing Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has said. New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows there are now 5976 people unemployed in north-west Victoria putting the unemployment rate at 7.8…

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Labor’s CFA Split To Be Scrutinised

Friday 23rd June 2017 The Andrews Labor Government’s plan to split the CFA will be further scrutinised by a parliamentary committee following outrage at Daniel Andrews’ failure to properly consult with CFA volunteers. In State Parliament this week the Upper House passed a motion proposed by Liberal and Nationals MPs to refer the Bill to…

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Labor protecting wild dogs not farmers

Thursday 22 June 2017   Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has failed to explain in Parliament today why she appointed not one but two dingo conservationists to her long overdue Wild Dog Control Advisory Committee. Despite both being outspoken critics of the use of bounties and baiting programs the two university researchers will now be providing…

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Native vegetation laws

Wednesday 21 June 2017   The Andrews Labor Government is on notice that it must get on with native vegetation law reforms. The Victorian Farmers Federation has warned the number of trees on Victorian farmland will continue to decline unless the system is made more workable for farmers. A review of Victoria’s native vegetation laws…

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Labor sparks Heyfield mill fire sale

Tuesday 20 June 2017   Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford still refuses to admit the Labor Government’s offer to buy the Heyfield mill is just smoke and mirrors. In Parliament today Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath asked the Minister why the Andrews Labor Government failed to make a commercially realistic offer to the mill…

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Letter to the Editor – Fox Bounty and Wild Dog Control

Tuesday 20 June 2017   Dear Editor The Andrews Labor Government’s lack of interest in the wild dog control program looks to have extended to the resoundingly successful Fox Bounty. Foxes and wild dogs are a massive blight on Victoria’s landscape wreaking havoc on livestock and our native fauna alike yet Labor is turning a…

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Crime Up 20 per cent in Gannawarra

Thursday 15th June 2017 Daniel Andrews refuses to take action to fix the violent crime rate in Victoria Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has said. New figures released by the Victorian Crime Statistics Agency today show crime across the Gannawarra region rose 19.93 per cent since December 2014. This is an increase from 557…

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Crime Up 25 per cent in Campaspe

Thursday 15th June 2017 Daniel Andrews refuses to take action to fix the violent crime rate in Victoria Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has said. New figures released by the Victorian Crime Statistics Agency today show crime across the Campaspe region has risen a staggering 24.65 per cent since December 2014. Total offences were…

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Questions over Labor’s late wild dog committee

Wednesday 14 June 2017   Serious questions are being asked after the Andrews Labor Government appointed a critic of wild dog control programs to the long awaited Wild Dog Management Advisory Committee. The advisory committee has finally been announced today nearly two years since Labor sacked a very effective committee which included experienced landholders and…

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Kyabram Police Petition Response Overwhelming

Wednesday June 14th 2017 The Kyabram community has responded with overwhelming support for a petition for an increased police presence in the town with over 1 600 signatures collected in a four week campaign. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the community’s response to the issue and their support…

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Changes Recommended to ‘Uber’ Tax

Wednesday14th June 2017 A parliamentary Committee has recommended the Andrews Labor Government reconsider its proposed taxi reform legislation including its new $2 tax on every taxi trip. A report tabled in Parliament last week by the Economy and Infrastructure Committee recommended amendments to the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Bill 2017. Daniel Andrews’ own Labor MPs…

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