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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Constituency Question – Rochester Police

Tuesday 20th June 2017 My constituency question is to the Minister for Police and it is on behalf of Glenda Nichol and the Rochester Business Network. The Rochester Business Network organised a petition calling for increased police resources for Rochester which had over 900 signatures. The Rochester jewellery store has recently been robbed for the third…

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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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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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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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Guy-Walsh: Heyfield mill closure to begin early

Wednesday 14 June 2017   Australian Sustainable Hardwoods has announced today it will close its Heyfield mill earlier than planned. ASH confirmed today the mill will wind down from August due to “VicForests expected short supply of logs to the mill again this year”. At a recent hearing for the parliamentary inquiry into VicForests VicForests…

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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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Members Statement – Kerang Rail Accident Memorial

6th June 2017 Kerang Rail Accident Memorial Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – It seems like yesterday but it has been 10 years since 11 people tragically lost their lives and countless more had their lives changed forever by the Kerang rail disaster. Yesterday’s memorial service was filled with sorrow but also with a feeling of solidarity as all those…

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