Federal Govt delivers what Andrews Labor Govt refuses to

Wednesday 10 May 2017   Country Victorians will get the vital investments they need after the Federal Liberal Nationals Government delivered for the projects that Daniel Andrews refuses to fund. Investments in rail and road infrastructure projects in regional Victoria and new agriculture initiatives for our primary producers were welcome commitments in Tuesday’s Federal Budget.…

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Leadership Development Grants Open

Tuesday 4th May 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging emerging leaders in catchment and water management across the electorate to apply for a Leadership Development Grant. The grants aim to develop the skills and knowledge of the next generation of leaders in water management across Victoria. “In…

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Walsh Supports Swan Hill Students

Friday 5th May 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh visited MacKillop College Swan Hill today to meet with two students he has sponsored to participate in the ConocoPhillips Science Experience program. The three day program encourages students in year nine and ten to consider science engineering and technology as…

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State Budget Fails To Deliver for Echuca Specialist School

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 Member for Murray Plains and Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh is bitterly disappointed the 2017-18 State Budget has ignored the pressing needs of students at Echuca Specialist School. Mr Walsh was particularly critical of the Andrews Labor Government’s failure to inject funds into this desperately needed new educational facility. “The…

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Closure of Rochester’s Murray Goulburn factory

Tuesday 2 May 2017 Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the closure of the Murray Goulburn factory at Rochester is a devastating blow for the town. MG announced today the Rochester plant which employs more than 150 people will close in March 2018. “Suppliers and local communities are living with the consequences of decisions…

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Country Victorians duped on regional rail announcement

Monday 1 May 2017   Daniel Andrews and Jacinta Allan announced a $1.45 billion regional rail package on Sunday but have refused to spend a cent of state government money. The media stunt which has no plan no business case and no funding was badged as a “˜huge investment’. Just two years ago Daniel Andrews…

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Labor must reject calls for logging bans

Wednesday 26 April 2017   Background The Andrews Government must immediately rule out harvesting bans that would destroy Victoria’s timber industry. Reports in The Weekly Times today indicate the Environment Minister is “˜considering’ a call from Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum that would prevent Victoria’s timber industry accessing regrowth timber. It was revealed last week that…

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Grants For Kindergartens Up For Grabs

Thursday 19th April 2017 Kindergartens across the Murray Plains Electorate are being encouraged to apply for funding for refurbishments and to improve their IT capabilities. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said applications have opened for the Children’s Facilities Capital Program. “There are three categories of funding open to kindergartens…

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Letter to the Editor (Law and Order)

Wednesday 19 April 2017   Dear Editor More and more country Victorians do not feel safe in their own homes and it is no wonder. Victoria’s crime rate has skyrocketed 20 per cent since December 2014 – it is clear the Andrews Government’s soft touch isn’t working. In the past year alone assaults have spiked…

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