Regional post offices must be protected from cuts

Post offices in rural and regional Victoria could face closures after Australia Post failed to commit to the regulated minimum of 2500 post offices.   The Leader of The Nationals, Peter Walsh, wrote to the CEO of Australia Post, Paul Graham, seeking an assurance that rural and regional Victorian post offices would remain open to…

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR – RE: Interest Rates

Dear Editor, Brace yourself for the interest rate hike that stops a nation. With that famous first Tuesday in November looming, all four of the big banks predict the RBA will again lift interest rates. No doubt the Melbourne Cup will be a great race, but the champagne corks won’t be popping as loudly if…

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Blitz is a bust compared with plethora of potholes: Walsh

The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, says a Victorian government announcement of “a road maintenance blitz” could not be “more overdue and more disappointing”.   Mr Walsh says if the government’s idea of a maintenance blitz is the four years it has taken to announce the deadly Appin South turnoff on…

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR -Re Voice Referendum

Dear Editor,   The emphatic result of the Voice referendum is a loud and clear call for unity.   The outcome proves that most Victorians proudly believe we are all Australians, regardless of our heritage, and that disadvantage in all parts of our society needs to be addressed.   As Victorians, we don’t want more…

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Failures in flood warning system hurts regional communities

The parliamentary inquiry into last year’s flood event has uncovered significant shortcomings in Victoria’s Emergency Management warning system under the Labor Government.   Evidence provided to the hearings this week highlighted how poorly informed and exposed regional communities were during emergency flood events.   The Environment and Planning Committee, which grilled key figures in the…

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,   So much for a traditional honeymoon period for new Premier Jacinta Allan.   Truth is, the honeymoon never started. Only two weeks into her term, she is grappling with the ongoing nightmare that is the Commonwealth Games debacle.   Allan refused to front an inquiry into the Games cancellation, even though she…

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Statement from the Leader of The Victorian National

The track record of our new Premier Jacinta Allan shows Victorians should brace themselves for more of the same.   I am deeply concerned it will be business as usual. More money wasted. More debt. More mismanagement. More secrecy. More poor governance.   Victorians talk about Daniel Andrews handing Jacinta Allan a poisoned chalice. The…

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Regional Victoria ripped off as numbers don’t add up

Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Peter Walsh, has declared he is finally lost for words at the number of ways Premier Daniel Andrews can “rip off regional Victoria”.   Mr Walsh said the tax on short-stay accommodation such as Airbnb or Stayz is the broke Andrews Labor government’s latest desperate cash grab.   Almost half…

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