Country MPs unable to attend start of Parliament today

Wednesday 11 November 2015 Country-based Liberal-Nationals MPs were unable to make it back in time for the start of Parliament today after travelling to Remembrance Day services in their local electorates. Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh said the Andrews Labor Government had scheduled a sitting day of Parliament on Remembrance Day with a delayed…

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Innovative Women’s Scholarship Program Now Open

9 November 2015 Women serving on the boards across Victoria can now apply for one of 34 scholarships to build their leadership capacity and boost their skills Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said today. Applications are now open for the Victorian Women’s Governance Scholarship Program – an initiative that…

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Budget Blowout

9 November 2015   Dear Editor   It has taken Daniel Andrews and Tim Pallas less than a year to blow the budget and put Victoria into deficit. Confirmation came from the Auditor General last week who belled the cat on Labor’s attempt to prop up its budget with federal East West Link funds –…

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Kyabram Shines in Sport Again

 5 November 2015 The high standard consistently set by the sporting sector of Kyabram has shone through again in Victoria’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards. Member for Murray Plains and Leader of the Nationals Peter Walsh said he was thrilled to see that Kyabram’s Peter Tindale has been named in the 24 finalists chosen from…

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TAFE enrolments drop in Loddon Mallee under Labor

Monday 2 November 2015 Enrolments in government-subsidised training have dropped by 13 per cent in the Loddon Mallee region since Labor came to office new data has revealed. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the 2015 Half Yearly Training Market Report showed TAFEs were receiving less funding under Daniel…

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Walsh Pledges Support To Volunteer Firefighters

2 November 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh joined with volunteer firefighters at Cohuna today to support their entitlement to assistance under any future presumptive legislation. Mr Walsh called on Premier Daniel Andrews to deliver legislation that does not discriminate against the men and women in Victoria’s volunteer brigades…

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Shade Grants Now Open

30 October 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging sports clubs and community groups to take advantage of the Community Shade Grants Program which is now open. The program provides grants of up to $50 000 to construct a new shade purchase a portable shade plant a natural…

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Job Plan Fails Murray Plains

30 October 2015 The  Back to Work plan trumpeted by the Melbourne Labor Government to create 100 000 jobs over two years  has funded only ONE new job in  the entire electorate of Murray Plains in its first three months of operation. The Back to Work Scheme provides payroll tax relief to employers who hire…

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Religious Organisations Rights Defended – Walsh

23 October 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has voted against the Adoption Amendment (Adoption by Same-Sex Couples) Bill 2015. The purpose of the bill is to provide equality for same-sex couples and children in adoption. Clause 17 of the bill inserts a new section 82(3) in to part…

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National Youth Week Grants Available

21 October 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has called for local youth groups and organisations to apply for grants to fund 2016 National Youth Week celebrations. National Youth Week is an annual week-long celebration of Australia’s young people – aged between 12 and 25 – and will take…

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