Member’s Statement – Hon. Stuart Richard McDonald AM

Tuesday 6th February 2018 – Hon. Stuart Richard McDonald AM Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (15:50:33) — Recently I attended a service to celebrate the life of Stuart Richard McDonald AM. Stuart was born in Rochester and attended Timmering East Primary School Echuca High School and University High School before completing a bachelor of science with honours and…

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CONDOLENCES Hon. Arthur Andrew McCutcheon

Tuesday 6th February 2018 – Hon. Arthur Andrew McCutcheon Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (12:26:40) — Thank you very much Speaker and I join the condolence motion on behalf of The Nationals. Andrew McCutcheon was born in Melbourne in September 1931. He attended Wesley College and then had his tertiary education at Melbourne University where he obtained a…

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Grants Available to Attract CFA Volunteers

Tuesday 30th January 2018 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging CFA brigades from across the Murray Plains electorate to apply for funding to attract and retain volunteers. In what Mr Walsh has called”too little too late” the Melbourne Labor Government has announced the Enhancing Volunteerism Grants Program. The…

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Australia Day

Thursday 25th January 2018 An elected Liberal Nationals government will move to protect our communities’ Australia Day celebrations on January 26 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has said. Almost all Victorian local governments do the right thing except for three inner-city Greens Labor councils that appear to be obsessed…

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AgriFuture Scholarships to Nuture Young Leaders

Thursday 25th January 2018 Young Australian students looking to develop their careers in agribusiness are being urged to nominate for a scholarship designed to nurture future leaders in the sector Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains  said today. Applicants for the AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident…

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Show Your Pride on Australia Day

Tuesday 23 January 2018 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has urged residents to get involved in their community on Australia Day to celebrate all that is good about life in Australia. Mr Walsh said January 26 was a chance for everyone to express national pride and to acknowledge our…

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Liberal Nationals commit to tackling cross-border problems

Friday 19 January 2018   Communities along Victoria’s state borders will benefit from the services of a dedicated Cross Border Commissioner under an elected Liberal Nationals government. People living and working in Victoria’s border communities alongside New South Wales and South Australia face unique problems including with access to services licencing and coordination of emergency…

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Duck hunting season

Wednesday 17 January 2018 Daniel Andrews has ignored his own consultation process by imposing new restrictions on Victorian hunters in the 2018 duck season. The Andrews Labor Government has taken no notice of advice from informed stakeholder groups that strongly argued against the restrictions. Victorian hunters legally taking part in the duck hunting season are…

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Victoria’s iconic High Country history immortalised in new Hall of Fame

Wednesday 10 January 2018   An elected Liberal Nationals government will help Victoria’s High Country communities immortalise their heritage in a new High Country Hall of Fame. Shadow Minister for Regional Victoria and Decentralisation Peter Walsh will announce the Liberal-Nationals’ commitment at Omeo this weekend at the Mountain Cattlemen’s Association of Victoria Annual Get Together.…

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Vic famers hard hit by chickpea and lentil tariff

Friday 22 December 2017   This morning I have spoken to Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud to convey the seriousness of the impact of India’s 30 per cent tariff on chickpeas and lentils on Victorian farmers. Victoria’s chickpea and lentil farmers have battled frost hail and heavy rains in the past months. India’s decision to…

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Fix country roads save country lives (Letter to the Editor)

Tuesday 19 December 2017   Dear Editor Country Victorians don’t need a website to tell us regional and rural roads have been seriously neglected by the Andrews Government. Labor recently announced a “˜bold plan’ for regional roads but instead of spending money fixing country roads Labor has spent money building a website and named it…

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