Labor must come clear today on its new COVID mandates says Walsh

The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, says how can Victorians make any short-term plans – let alone long-term – when the Andrews Labor government keeps threatening to bring back its draconian COVID mandates. Mr Walsh says Health Minister Mary-Anne Thomas has confirmed in radio and TV interviews the Andrews Labor government…

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Statement from the Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh

Steph Ryan has been a driving force for positive change for regional Victorians during her time as the Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals. She’s advised me today she will not seek re-election for Euroa at the 2022 Victorian State Election in November. I know this is not a decision she’s come…

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Bolstered biosecurity crucial to stop catastrophic incursion of FMD

Australian biosecurity efforts must be strengthened following confirmation this week that foot and mouth disease (FMD) has been detected in cows in Indonesia. With thousands of Australians travelling to the tropical island nation to escape the winter, iron-clad safeguards must be put in place to protect the health of livestock, our farmers’ livelihoods and the…

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Statement on the Yoorrook Justice Commission interim report

The Liberals and Nationals will consider, in detail, the interim report delivered today by the Yoorrook Justice Commission, with consideration to advancing the Treaty process in a way that supports self-determination, reconciliation and Victoria’s commitments on Closing the Gap. The Yoorrook Justice Commission’s work is central to the truth-telling process, but it must go hand…

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Statement on Treaty Authority and Other Treaty Elements Bill

The Liberals and Nationals Party Room has today supported the advancement of Victoria’s Treaty process. The Treaty Authority and Other Treaty Elements Bill 2022, which will be debated in State Parliament tomorrow, facilitates the establishment of a Treaty Authority, a body that will support future Treaty negotiations between Aboriginal Victorians and the State of Victoria.…

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Walsh refuses to lay down and die over Echuca cemetery fight

The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, has again used the floor of Parliament in a bid to force the Victorian Government to hand over a small piece of land for Echuca cemetery’s expansion. Mr Walsh says his first appeal to Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio was treated with disinterest and disdain. He…

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