The Dairy Industry

14th September 2016 Member’s Statement – Dairy industry Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – The Andrews government is blatantly discriminating against dairy farming families in my electorate of Murray Plains who choose to send their children to their nearest denominational school of choice in this case Moama Anglican Grammar School. These families are eligible for the Victorian school…

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Dairy Assistance Package Discriminates – Walsh

Wednesday 14th September 2016 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has highlighted in State Parliament today a blatant discrimination by the Andrews Labor Government against very stressed dairy farming families. Mr Walsh said the impact of the milk pricing crash is profound and many dairy farming families are really…

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Spirt of ANZAC Prize

Wednesday 14th September 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged Year 9 and 10 students to apply for the 2016-17 Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize. The Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize will provide 22 students with the opportunity to participate in an overseas study tour of Lemnos Gallipoli…

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Lower Moira Boat Ramp Petition Launched

Wednesday 14th September 2016 The Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has today launched a petition calling on Parks Victoria to stop denying boating access to Deep Creek and the Murray River at Lower Moira. The petition refers to the boat ramp located on Murray River Reserve off Woodbine Drive…

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Water Minister’s $14.3m desal discrepancy

Monday 12 September 2016  Speaking on 3AW today Water Minister Lisa Neville stated the cost of the 50GL desalination water order was $12.7 million which she said equates to $12 extra on Melbourne Water bills. The Government has previously said the desal water order this year would cost $27 million. Not only has the Minister…

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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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