Labor must commit to 12 month extension on eID

Friday 10 November 2017   The Andrews Labor Government’s late announcement today of a price for electronic identification (eID) tags for sheep and goats next year is long overdue. Jaala Pulford promised to give primary producers certainty “˜in the first half’ of 2017 only to force them to wait until nearly Christmas. Today’s announcement fails…

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Community Shade Grants Program Now Open

Wednesday 8th November 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging sports clubs not-for-profit organisations and community groups across the Murray Plains electorate to take advantage of the third and final round of the Community Shade Grants Program which is now open.   Mr Walsh said funding was available…

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Fight For Random House Continues

Friday 3rd November 2017 The Melbourne Labor Government is arrogantly ignoring the issues at Random House despite the Rochester community’s concerns Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh  said in parliament this week.   The Murray Plains MP said the heritage listed house and gardens has been allowed to fall into…

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Member’s Statement – Random House Rochester

Tuesday 2nd November 2017 – Random House Rochester Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (09:41:08) – I again raise the concerns of the community of Rochester and the saga of what is Random House in Rochester. Random House is a heritage‑listed property under the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and it has been allowed to go to rack and…

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Member’s Statement – Murrabit Country Market

Thursday 2nd November 2017 – Murrabit Country Market Mr WALSH – In the last few seconds I would like to congratulate Murrabit Country Market which is celebrating its 40th year this Saturday. They have a great day planned at the Murrabit market and we encourage anyone in northern Victoria or anyone that wants to travel to northern…

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Rail Freight Advisory Council

Wednesday 1 November 2017   If Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan is genuinely committed to making Victoria’s freight rail network as “˜efficient and safe as possible’ Labor should fund upgrades at level crossings on the Maryborough to Mildura freight line. The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of a Rail Freight Advisory Council to…

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ROYAL COMMISSION INTO VICTORIA’S FIRE SERVICES

Monday 30th October 2017 A Liberal Nationals Government will initiate a Royal Commission into Fire Services in Victoria. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said a Royal Commission which is completely independent of government will take the politics out of the bitter dispute over Victoria’s Fire Services “It’s time that…

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Dog breeders slam Labor’s secrecy on change

Thursday 26 October 2017   Background Alarm bells are ringing for Victorian dog breeders as the Andrews Labor Government dithers on its proposed Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms And Pet Shops) Bill 2016. Breeders and stakeholder groups continue to highlight an ongoing lack of consultation and secrecy on changes to the original Bill. Agriculture Minister…

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Food and Fibre Export Performance Report

Wednesday 25 October 2017   Cuts to Victoria’s agriculture budget and little action to reduce red tape for farmers are taking a toll on Victoria’s booming agriculture sector. The Victorian Food and Fibre Export Performance Report 2016-17 was released today and showed Victoria’s agriculture sector continues to lead the nation in exports but that growth…

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Labor in denial on botched eID rollout

Wednesday 25 October 2017 Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has embarrassingly admitted she has no idea of serious concerns with the implementation of electronic identification (eID) of sheep and goats. Victorian saleyard operators say they won’t be ready to scan eID tags by March 2018 because the software they need to share data with the National…

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ANZAC AWARDS TO RECOGNISE EXCEPTIONAL AUSTRALIANS

24th October 2017 Nominations have opened for the 2018 ANZAC of the Year Awards. The awards honour those who serve in peace and also perpetuate the memory and gallantry of those who served in war. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh encouraged residents in the Murray Plains Electorate to give…

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Labor still failing to consult regional industry

Friday 20 October 2017   Background Daniel Andrews has snubbed Victorian farmers by failing to consult with Victoria’s livestock and intensive industries before establishing Animal Welfare Victoria. Animal Welfare Victoria was announced under the cover of darkness without consultation with Victoria’s peak farmer group the Victorian Farmers Federation or the Livestock Industry Consultative Committee (LICC).…

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