Royal Commission Into Family Violence

13 April 2016 ROYAL COMMISSION INTO FAMILY VIOLENCE – REPORT Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to join the Premier the Leader of the Opposition and particularly the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence in responding to the motion to take note of the Royal Commission into Family Violence report before the house today. I…

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Question Without Notice – Echuca Moama Bridge

13 April 2016 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – My question is to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety.  The only thing standing between congestion in Echuca and a solution on the Murray River is the state government finally submitting a business case to the federal government for the Echuca -Moama bridge. I ask:   When…

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More Job Losses Across North West Region

24 March 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said ABS figures released today showed the Andrews Labor Government had failed to create jobs and opportunity in the Kerang district. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released today show 12 815 full-time jobs have been lost in north-west Victoria since Daniel…

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Funding On Offer For Clubs To Hook New Members

24 March 2016 Local angling clubs can now apply for up to $2 000 to undertake projects such as open days clubroom improvements website development catch-a-fish days and guest speaker nights with the aim of getting more people fishing. The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Stronger Fishing…

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Labor Offers No Answers On Echuca Rail

24 March 2016 The Andrews Labor Government has refused to say whether it will undertake $1 million of planned bridge upgrades and timetable improvements on the Echuca to Bendigo rail line. It has taken almost a year for Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan to respond to questions on the rail improvements asked by Leader of…

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School Drought Funding Shortfall

  21 March 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has criticised an Andrews Labor Government funding program which is designed to provide a one-off drought assistance payment to students. Mr Walsh said the Camps Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) program which provides grants of $375 per student was only…

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Walsh Supports CFA Following Review

21 March 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh today gave his total support to the Country Fire Authority following the announcement that it would not be merged with the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. Mr Walsh said he was pleased the government had decided not to merge the CFA and MFB…

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Matters Of Public Importance – Water Policy

9 March 2016 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – The nub of this issue is that the Andrews government is exploiting the vulnerability of country communities as an excuse to turn on the desalination plant. As many people would know – and for those on the other side of the house who do not know – there is a critical…

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Up to $700 million secured for regional Victoria

Wednesday 9 March 2016 The Liberal-Nationals have secured three times as much funding for regional Victoria from the sale of the Port of Melbourne lease than was offered by Daniel Andrews. The Liberal-Nationals will support an amended version of the Delivering Victorian Infrastructure (Port of Melbourne Lease Transaction) Bill 2015 in Parliament. In those amendments…

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Community Heritage Grants Now Open

8 March 2016 The National Library of Australia has announced the 2016 Community Heritage Grants Program which is providing grants of up to $15 000 to assist in the preservation of cultural heritage collections of national significance. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the program comes with the acknowledgement…

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Adjournment – SunniTAFE Nursing Course

8 March 2016 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – The matter I raise is for the Minister for Training and Skills in the other place. It concerns SuniTAFE in Swan Hill and particularly the diploma of nursing course which is supposedly being delivered at the Swan Hill campus. The minister will be attending the SuniTAFE Swan Hill campus…

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