Have your say on Liberal Nationals population policy

Thursday 29 June 2017 Victoria is the fastest growing state in Australia. In 2016 our state grew by 146 000 people – the highest growth rate of any state in living memory. In the past month alone an additional 10 500 people have become residents – that’s equivalent to the population of my home town…

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Apply Now For Sporting Clubs Grants

Thursday 29th June 2017 Grants allowing grassrooots sporting clubs to update their equipment upskill volunteers and coaches improve their operational effectiveness and introduce new participants are now open for applications. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged all local clubs and organisations to apply for round one of the…

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Nationals Win for Shires and Regional Victoria

Tuesday 27th June 2017 Strong opposition from the Liberal-Nationals in the Victorian Parliament has resulted in the Andrews Labor Government abandoning unpopular plans to centralise Victorian property valuations to the Valuer-General’s office in Melbourne. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said an amendment to remove Part 9 of the State…

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Federal Liberal Nationals’ $1.42bn regional rail boost

Tuesday 27 June 2017   The Liberal-Nationals in Federal Government have delivered for regional Victoria where Daniel Andrews and his city-centric Labor Government failed. Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester The Nationals Member for Gippsland has put our country communities on the right track with the Commonwealth Government’s $1.42 billion investment in country rail. Daniel…

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New report on Murray Darling Basin Plan

Monday 26 June 2017   The Murray Darling Basin Plan’s (MDBP) additional 450GL upwater must be scrapped. A fresh push from the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists today to deliver the 450GL upwater in full fails to recognise that removing more water will have devastating socio-economic impacts on southern Basin communities. There was no evidence…

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Letter to the Editor – Bills In Parliament

Friday 23rd June 2017   To the editor   The following Bills were introduced last week to the Victorian Parliament which may be of interest to Murray Plains residents:   Planning and Building Legislation Amendment (Housing Affordability and Other Matters) Bill 2017   Health Legislation Amendment (Quality and Safety) Bill 2017   Yarra River Protection…

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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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Members Statement – Swan Hill Jockey Club

Thursday 22nd June 2017 I want to congratulate the Swan Hill Jockey Club for another very successful three days of racing over the June racing carnival in Swan Hill. Local trainers were very prominent in the winner’s circle and congratulations go to Jane Duncan Con Kelly and Austy Coffey who trained winners over those three…

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Members Statement – Eastlink Tolls

Thursday 22 June 2017 I would like to raise the concerns of country Victorians who use utes as their primary vehicle. When they come to Melbourne they are now charged a lot higher EastLink tolls. Country people who have a ute who have to come to Melbourne for work or pleasure are severely disadvantaged by…

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Members Statement – Steam Rally Echuca Moama

Thursday 22nd June 2017 I  had the opportunity to open the 54th Rotary Club of Echuca-Moama steam rally a great event for Echuca.  Over 700 exhibitors were in the rally and took great pride in restoring and bringing along the vintage machinery. Over 200 volunteers assisted and congratulations go to Cliff Downey as the event organiser for all…

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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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