Business of the House – Program

7th March 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to support the manager of opposition business in his opposition to the government business program. In doing that can I say the most urgent issue before this house is dealing with the rorting by the previous Speaker and previous Deputy Speaker. Leave was refused for a motion…

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Election of Speaker

7th March 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I have the privilege of seconding the nomination of the member for Evelyn for the position. As all honourable members who have any decency would know there is a crisis of confidence in the very democracy that our forefathers and our foremothers died to protect. For the first time…

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Election of Deputy Speaker

7th March 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I have great pleasure to move: That the member for Mildura be appointed Deputy Speaker of this house. Honourable members interjecting. The SPEAKER – Order! Members on my right! We need to proceed with this election on the basis of silence respect to members and courtesy extended to all members…

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Election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker

7th March 2017   Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – As you would know respect for the Speaker is something that has to be earned; it is not just a given. I must say that at this stage I am struggling – – Honourable members interjecting. The SPEAKER – Order! Members on my right! Mr WALSH – I am struggling to see that that…

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Labor Taxing Country People to Pay for City Transport

Monday 2nd March 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh says it is an absolute nonsense for country people to pay a new tax to regulate Uber transport services operating in city settings. He said the Andrews Labor Government is proposing legislation in the Victorian Parliament that all commercial passenger…

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Invitation To Parliament House

Friday 3rd March 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh  has issued an invitation to the constituents of the Murray Plains Electorate to visit Parliament House for the Open Day on Sunday 19 March 2017 between 10.30 am and 3.30 pm. “This is great opportunity for people to have a…

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Commonwealth Hands over $97m for Echuca Moama Bridge

Friday 24th February 2017 Nationals Federal Member for Murray Damian Drum MP says the Liberal National Commonwealth Government has signed over $97m in funding to the Victorian Government for the construction of a new Echuca Moama Bridge. “˜With the additional $97m of Commonwealth money now in the hands of the Victorian Government it’s time to…

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Adjournment – Water Policy

Thursday 23rd February 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – (12 303) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Water. I call on the minister to conduct a formal review of the carryover rules for water in northern Victoria so that Victorian irrigators do not continue to have their annual allocation reduced by the outcomes of those current…

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No certainty for Vic forestry jobs

Wednesday 22 February 2017   The Andrews Government’s hostility toward Victoria’s forestry industry will bleed jobs Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh has said. Mr Walsh said workers at two major forestry businesses in East Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley would be devastated at Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford’s failure to commit to doing anything to…

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Essendon airport must stay open

Wednesday 22 February 2017   While a tragic accident occurred at Essendon airport yesterday it should not result in a knee-jerk reaction to close a vital transport hub for regional and rural Victorians. This airport is a critically important base for a number of public services that protect and help country Victorians in times of…

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Equipment Upgrade for Echuca SES

Friday 17th February 2017 EQUIPMENT UPGRADE FOR ECHUCA SES  The Echuca SES Unit has received a funding boost under the first round of the Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Echuca unit had applied for a new light tower and has been…

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