Labor’s goat nothing to say on eID

Thursday 21 September 2017   Victorian producers still don’t know if the Andrews Labor Government will subsidise electronic identification tags for sheep and goats in 2018. In Parliament today Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford refused to confirm if the Andrews Government would subsidise tags in 2018. Ms Pulford’s admission confirms the process is severely delayed months…

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Labor trading insults not answers on rising energy costs

Wednesday 20 September 2017   The Andrews Labor Government’s trivial response to questions in Parliament today on rising energy costs in regional Victoria is an utter insult to country business owners. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio would rather blame others than make sure families and businesses can afford to pay their energy bills. Agricultural businesses…

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MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE Political donations

Wednesday 19th September 2017 Political donations Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I join the debate on the matter of public importance. The member for Oakleigh has waxed lyrical about these reforms. What have we had? We have had a press release that says nothing. Where is the detail? Where is the detail about these reforms? There was…

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Awards recognise inspirational young achievers

Tuesday 19 September 2017   Community members are encouraged to nominate hard-working and dedicated young people for a Victorian Young Achiever Award. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said there were many young people making a difference in the Murray Plains electorate and who deserved to have their efforts recognised. “We have so many hard…

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Adjournment – Regional and Rural Roads

Tuesday 19th September 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – (13 075) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Police and the action I seek from the minister is: fix country roads and save country lives and do not bring in a 70-kilometre-per-hour speed limit on country gravel roads. I have had a lot of feedback on this…

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All Heyfield jobs must be saved

Friday 15 September 2017   Background The glaring omission in the Andrews Government’s confirmation of the Heyfield mill sale is a promise that all 250 jobs will be saved. Labor MP Harriet Shing promised in March the mill would”not lose jobs overall” if the Government became a buyer of last resort but Agriculture Minister Jaala…

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Keeping the lights on in Victoria

Thursday 14 September 2017   Statement from Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh The closure of Hazelwood Power Station this year saw the loss of 750 jobs and Victoria’s baseload energy capacity drop by 22 per cent. Increases to average annual power bills for homes and businesses have been far worse than the Andrews Labor…

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Have your say on roads

Tuesday 12 September 2017 Reports that Daniel Andrews will reduce the speed limit to 70 kmh on some unsealed country roads is just lazy policy by a lazy government Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has said. The Andrews Labor Government has flagged the government is considering a proposal to reduce the speed limit on…

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Labor’s Heyfield mill jobs promise in tatters

Thursday 7 September 2017   The Andrews Labor Government has broken its promise to the Heyfield community that jobs will not be lost at the Heyfield mill. In Parliament today Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford failed to stand by a promise from Labor’s Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing in March that the mill would”not lose…

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Labor playing follow the leader on water security

Thursday 7 September 2017   It is a relief that Labor has finally realised the value of the former Coalition Government’s work with Integrated Water Cycle Management. In 2011 after a decade of drought and water mismanagement that saw Labor waste billions of taxpayer dollars on the desal plant and the north south pipeline the…

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