Labor still failing to consult regional industry

Friday 20 October 2017   Background Daniel Andrews has snubbed Victorian farmers by failing to consult with Victoria’s livestock and intensive industries before establishing Animal Welfare Victoria. Animal Welfare Victoria was announced under the cover of darkness without consultation with Victoria’s peak farmer group the Victorian Farmers Federation or the Livestock Industry Consultative Committee (LICC).…

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Get On With The Courthouse Says Walsh

Friday 20th October 2017 In State Parliament this week Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has called out the Melbourne Labor Government for its failure to deliver on key recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Mr Walsh said that on the 2nd May 2016 the Attorney General Martin…

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Constituency Question – Echuca Magistrates Court

18 October 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (11:50:38) – (13 291) My constituency question is to the Attorney-General on behalf of the Campaspe Shire Council. On 29 April 2016 the Attorney-General announced $1.1 million to improve community safety and deliver on key recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence concerning the Echuca courthouse: separate court access safe waiting rooms…

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Grievances – Energy Policy

18 October 2017 Debate resumed. Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I compliment the member for Essendon on his contribution. It is amazing how empty vessels make the most noise. It was certainly 15 minutes of an empty vessel up there. The fact that he protesteth too loud about the member for Kew obviously shows that those on that…

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill – Second Reading

17 October 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (16:05:25) – I rise to contribute to the debate today. In starting my contribution I note that this is an issue that has brought some of the most feedback to all our electorate offices including my electorate office. I have had people from both sides of the debate come and…

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Red Cross Recruiting across Campaspe Region

Tuesday 10 October 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that Australian Red Cross welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds to apply and provides extensive training and development opportunities for new volunteers. “Red Cross is recruiting across the region now so it’s a great time for people to…

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Local History Grant for Echuca

Monday 9th October 2017 A major project being undertaken by Echuca Historical Society Inc (EHS) took a step further with the announcement of a funding grant of  $14 927 from the Local History Grants Program. For the past three years volunteers of EHS have been working on the project which aims to fully digitize archiving…

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Liberal Nationals Onshore Gas Policy

Monday 9 October 2017 Today Liberal Leader Matthew Guy and I announced an onshore gas policy that will give Victorians a clear choice at the next election. This policy will help put the brakes on soaring gas prices that are currently hurting Victorian households and businesses.  Our policy will provide cheaper gas and create more…

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Decentralisation portfolio elevates the focus on country Victoria

Wednesday 4 October 2017 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor Victoria’s country communities are at the heart of the Liberal Nationals’ plan to decentralise population growth in our state. The nonsense claim from Labor MPs that the regional development portfolio has been cut is nothing more than hysterical scaremongering. The Andrews Labor Government is desperate…

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Letter to Editor – Bills in Parliament 19-21 September 2017

  Monday 25th September 2017 To the Editor Last week the following Bills were also introduced to the Victorian Parliament which may be of interest to Murray Plains residents:  Fines Reform Amendment Bill 2017 Gambling Regulation Amendment (Gaming Machine Arrangements) Bill 2017 Planning and Environment Amendment (Public Land Contributions) Bill 2017 Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill…

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Decentralisation elevates focus on regional development

Monday 25 September 2017 Country Victoria is at the heart of the Liberal Nationals plan to better manage our population and grow our whole state – not just Melbourne. The Liberal Nationals strongly believe a whole-of-government approach is integral to delivering the best outcome for rural and regional Victoria and our new Shadow Minister for…

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