Liberal-Nationals: Wild Dog Control Policy

Saturday 14 January 2017   An elected Liberal-Nationals government would introduce new measures to bring wild dog numbers under control in Victoria’s High Country Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh announced today. The Andrews Labor Government’s weakening of wild dog management has left numbers out-of-control while attacks on livestock continue to take an emotional and…

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Petition Launched for More Police Resources in Rochester

Thursday 12th January 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh joined with local community members this morning to launch a petition calling for more police resources in Rochester and district. Mr Walsh said the current number of operational police is inadequate to provide a satisfactory level of police presence after…

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Victoria yet to issue ban notice for Queensland prawns

Tuesday 10 January 2017   Background The Australian Government has banned the import of foreign green prawns after the detection of white spot a disease harmless to humans but devastating for local prawn populations. Green or raw prawns are sold at supermarkets and fish stores for people to cook at home but recreational fishers often…

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This Year in Review

Thursday 29 December 2016   It is often said that farming is one of the hardest jobs in the world and over the past year the resilience of Victorian farmers has certainly been tested. While this time last year grain farmers plagued by dry conditions had packed up the header after a harvest spanning just…

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Labor’s native veg review fails farmers

Thursday 22 December 2016   Victorian farmers want easy to navigate native vegetation clearing laws that reward on-farm management and investment. The review of the native vegetation clearing regulations by the Andrews Labor Government was viewed by farmers as an opportunity to improve current processes. Instead Daniel Andrews is using it as another opportunity to…

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Four Winners Chosen For Christmas Card Competition

Friday 16th December 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has announced the four winners of his annual Christmas card design competition today. Each year Mr Walsh selects two primary schools in the electorate and invites students to  design the cover of his  Christmas cards. ”This year I invited Lancaster…

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Science Scholarships For Swan Hill Students

Friday 16th December 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh was on hand to present science scholarship funding to two Swan Hill College students this week. Nariel Garcia and Daniel Hughes received Mr Walsh’s scholarships to enable them to attend ConocoPhillips Science Experience Program at the University of Melbourne in…

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Funding Available for Sporting Clubs

Friday 16th December 2016   Sporting groups and organisations in the Murray Plains Electorate can benefit from the Round Two of the Sporting Clubs Grants Program which is now open. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the fund will allow sporting clubs to update their equipment train their volunteers…

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Average summer day too hot for Labor’s deteriorating rail

Wednesday 14 December 2016   Background VLine has released an updated network service plan for Victoria’s freight rail network. It has seen speed restrictions imposed on the Swan Hill Echuca Shepparton Mildura and Ouyen lines which would see freight trains stop once temperatures reach 33 degrees. Comments from Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh Jacinta…

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Walsh Supports Neighbourhood Watch Funding

Wednesday 13th December 2016 An elected Liberals Nationals government will lead the re-vitalisation of the Neighbourhood Watch program according to Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh. Mr Walsh said an elected Liberal Nationals government will partner with Neighbourhood Watch and provide $2m over four years to fund locally based crime…

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Petition Launched to Fight Crime In Gunbower

Monday 12th December 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has urged residents to support a petition calling for more police resources in Gunbower and district. The petition has come at the request of Gunbower residents who are fed up with rampant crime and drug use in their community. Mr…

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