CFA Volunteers Impacted by Destructive and Divisive EBA

Tuesday 6 September 2016 CFA volunteers impacted by “˜destructive and divisive’ EBA Evidence provided to a parliamentary fire season inquiry has contradicted the Andrews Labor Government’s claims country volunteers would not be impacted by the proposed CFA EBA. Former CFA CEO Lucinda Nolan appeared before a parliamentary inquiry into fire season preparedness today. Ms Nolan…

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Letter to the Editor – Unconventional Gas Exploration

Monday 5 September 2016   Dear Editor Unconventional gas exploration is a source of concern for many Victorian farmers. So I am sure there was a collective sigh of relief this week for many who are on land in the sights of CSG companies. The former Coalition Government’s ban on exploration and extraction of unconventional…

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Coalition Calls For inquiry Into Regional Fuel Pricing

1st September 2016 The Liberal-Nationals Coalition has proposed in Parliament today to establish an inquiry into fuel prices in regional Victoria. The inquiry to be referred to the Law Reform Road and Community Safety Committee would consider pricing of unleaded diesel and LPG fuels and include but not be limited to five other terms of…

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Strong Response to Echuca Bendigo Train Line Petition

31 August 2016  The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has presented a petition to the Parliament of Victoria calling for an immediate upgrade of the Echuca to Bendigo train line.  The petition was managed by longtime local rail advocate Terry Nanscawen who travelled the Echuca Bendigo journey inviting passengers…

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Mandatory tagging cuts Victorian industry off from nation

Wednesday 31 August 2016   Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has refused to explain why she has isolated Victorian sheep farmers from the rest of the industry by introducing mandatory electronic identification (eID). The refusal came when The Nationals asked Ms Pulford in Parliament yesterday why she had back-flipped on the Government’s pre-election promise not to…

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Second Reading – Freedom of Information Amendment Bill

30 August 2016 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to make a contribution on the Freedom of Information Amendment (Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner) Bill 2016. As the member for Malvern has already articulated in his contribution the Liberal-Nationals coalition will not be supporting this bill in its current format and I believe it will…

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Nominate a Victorian Young Achiever – Walsh

Tuesday 30 August 2016 Nominate a Victorian Young Achiever – Walsh Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is calling for nominations for the Victorian Young Achiever Awards for 2017. Mr Walsh said the Young Achiever Awards recognise the achievements of young Australians who have worked to provide a service program…

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Onshore gas moratorium

Tuesday 30 August 2016   The Nationals have always stood side by side with Victoria’s farmers on this issue. The Nationals were proud to be part of the previous Coalition government who introduced Victoria’s fracking moratorium and who banned the use of BTEX chemicals. Daniel Andrews has followed The Nationals’ lead in announcing a permanent…

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