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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More Funding Needed for Kyabram P-12 College

Thursday 13th April 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is calling on the Andrews Labor Government to commit funding to the Kyabram P-12 College in the May State Budget. “Prior to the November 2014 election the Liberal-Nationals Coalition announced $10 million to enable the college to finally construct its…

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Echuca Specialist School Must Be Funded

Tuesday 11th April 2017 In the lead up to the May State Budget Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is again calling on the Andrews Labor Government to allocate additional infrastructure funding to the Echuca Schools Regeneration Project. Mr Walsh said the Andrews Labor Government has critically underfunded the community…

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Telstra Business Women’s Awards

Monday 10th April 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has called on the community to celebrate the achievements of exceptional business women by nominating them for the 2017 Telstra Business Women’s Awards. Mr Walsh said the Telstra Business Women’s Awards play a critical role in raising the profile of…

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