Victorian Irrigators Urged to Lobby MDBA

Monday 30 January 2017 Southern Basin communities are feeling the impacts of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan but with a full review still five years away Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has urged irrigators to have their say at upcoming community drop-in sessions. Last year a review of the Plan’s impact on Northern Basin Communities…

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Daniel Andrews failing to stand up for regional jobs

Friday 27 January 2017 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor There was great relief for 1600 workers at Alcoa’s Portland aluminium smelter in late January after ongoing negotiations with the Federal and State governments settled a deal to keep the smelter open. This is great news for Victoria’s south-west but it has broken the hearts…

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Museum Exhibition Opened – Walsh

Echuca Historical Society’s latest exhibition celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Old Police Station was officially opened last Friday by the Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh Mr Walsh acknowledged members of Victoria Police who have worked from the Old Police Station precinct of 1-11 Dickson Street for all of…

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Walsh Supports Telstra Business Awards

Monday 23rd January 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging local businesses and charities to nominate for 2017 Telstra Business Awards. Mr Walsh said the Telstra Business Awards celebrate the achievements and entrepreneurial spirit of small and medium businesses and charities. “The Murray Plains electorate has a significant…

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Walsh Urges Tenants and Landlords To Have Their Say

Monday 23rd January 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is urging tenants and landlords to provide input into the rules around renting properties. “The Andrews Labor Government is currently calling for feedback on a range of proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act ” Mr Walsh said. “Some of…

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Liberal-Nationals: Wild Dog Control Policy

Saturday 14 January 2017   An elected Liberal-Nationals government would introduce new measures to bring wild dog numbers under control in Victoria’s High Country Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh announced today. The Andrews Labor Government’s weakening of wild dog management has left numbers out-of-control while attacks on livestock continue to take an emotional and…

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Petition Launched for More Police Resources in Rochester

Thursday 12th January 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh joined with local community members this morning to launch a petition calling for more police resources in Rochester and district. Mr Walsh said the current number of operational police is inadequate to provide a satisfactory level of police presence after…

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Victoria yet to issue ban notice for Queensland prawns

Tuesday 10 January 2017   Background The Australian Government has banned the import of foreign green prawns after the detection of white spot a disease harmless to humans but devastating for local prawn populations. Green or raw prawns are sold at supermarkets and fish stores for people to cook at home but recreational fishers often…

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This Year in Review

Thursday 29 December 2016   It is often said that farming is one of the hardest jobs in the world and over the past year the resilience of Victorian farmers has certainly been tested. While this time last year grain farmers plagued by dry conditions had packed up the header after a harvest spanning just…

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Labor’s native veg review fails farmers

Thursday 22 December 2016   Victorian farmers want easy to navigate native vegetation clearing laws that reward on-farm management and investment. The review of the native vegetation clearing regulations by the Andrews Labor Government was viewed by farmers as an opportunity to improve current processes. Instead Daniel Andrews is using it as another opportunity to…

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Four Winners Chosen For Christmas Card Competition

Friday 16th December 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has announced the four winners of his annual Christmas card design competition today. Each year Mr Walsh selects two primary schools in the electorate and invites students to  design the cover of his  Christmas cards. ”This year I invited Lancaster…

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