Liberal Nationals Introduce Bill to Protect CFA Volunteers

Monday 13th February 2017 While Daniel Andrews continues to wage war with our volunteer firefighters the Liberal Nationals last week introduced legislation to protect them. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that the Liberal Nationals members in the Upper House of the Victorian Parliament moved an amendment to the…

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Letter to the Editor – Bourke Street Tragedy

Monday 13 February 2017   Dear Editor On January 20 a senseless act stunned Victorians and rattled our communities to their core. The events in the Bourke Street Mall were a horrific act that still today I and many people in the community struggle to understand. Last week in Parliament I offered my heartfelt condolences…

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Swan Hill Hearing for Autism Services Inquiry

Friday 10th February 2017 The Parliamentary Inquiry into the availability and adequacy of services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder will visit Swan Hill next week. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the public hearing will provide an important opportunity to highlight the demanding challenges autism presents in a…

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Shadow Ministry

Thursday 9th February 2017   Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I would just like to inform the house of some changes to the shadow ministry. I welcome the member for Lowan to the shadow ministry and she will have the portfolios of mental health consumer affairs and seniors. The member for Gippsland East will continue with the…

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Softly Softly on Violence has People Seething

Thursday 9th February 2017 Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh delivered a passionate and at times angry contribution in parliament this week expressing his heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the victims and the families of the Bourke Street Mall tragedy. The effects on those families will live with them forever…

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Adjournment – Business of the House

Thursday 9th February 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – Despite the urging from the member for Bendigo East we do not support this motion and we will not be supporting this motion. I think the manager of opposition business put the case very very clearly around precedents of law and history as to why this motion should…

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Ombudsman Jurisdiction

Thursday 9th February 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – Despite the urging from the member for Bendigo East we do not support this motion and we will not be supporting this motion. I think the manager of opposition business put the case very very clearly around precedents of law and history as to why this motion should…

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Gannawarra Sports Clubs Secure Drought Proof Funding

Wednesday 8th February  2017 The Sir John Gorton Swimming Pool Precinct in Kerang and the Cohuna Bowls Club Inc have been successful in securing funding from the Sustainable Water Fund – Community Sport and Recreation Program. Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains said the Kerang Swimming Pool Precinct had been awarded $50…

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Labor’s dairy grants under-funded and over-promised

Tuesday 7 February 2017 Daniel Andrews under-funded and over-promised on grants offered to farmers hit by the dairy crisis. Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh said just 332 of Victoria’s 4200 dairy farmers received funding from the Dairy Development Grants Scheme before the grants ran out. “Victoria’s dairy farmers were handed scraps off the table…

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Athlete Travel Grants

Tuesday 6th February 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging athletes across the Murray Plains electorate to apply for a grant through the latest round of the Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program. Mr Walsh said the grants program provides grants to help Victorian athletes particularly those in rural…

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