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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Police In Schools Program

Tuesday 6th February 2017 Tackling the scourge of violent youth crime and improving community safety would be the focus of a $50 million “˜Police in Schools’ program to be introduced by an elected Liberal Nationals government. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the program would complement the Liberal Nationals…

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Walsh-Bull: Labor failing our forestry workers

Tuesday 7 February 2017   Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has failed to explain why the Andrews Government refuses to stand up for thousands of jobs in Victoria’s forestry industry. In Parliament’s Upper House today Nationals members Luke O’Sullivan and Melina Bath directly asked Ms Pulford why Labor’s Forestry Industry Taskforce which the Premier said would…

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Bourke Street Tragedy

Tuesday 7th February 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise as Leader of The Nationals to support the motion and support the Leader of the Opposition the Premier the Deputy Premier and all members of this house in expressing my heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the victims and the families of this absolute tragedy that occurred…

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Massive Response to Rochy Police Petition

Monday 6th February 2017 Almost 2000 Rochester & district residents have signed a petition calling on the Andrews Labor Government to increase police presence and numbers in their rural community. Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the massive response to the petition sent a loud and clear message to…

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