Active Club Grants Now Open

1 February 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging sporting clubs to apply for round two of VicHealth’s 2015-16 Active Club Grants program which open today. For more than 27 years VicHealth has provided small grants to more than 10 000 community sport and active recreation clubs and…

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Telstra Business Awards

29 January 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh today called on the community to celebrate the success of local businesses by nominating them for the 2016 Telstra Australian Business Awards.  For 24 years the national Awards program has recognised the best of Australia’s entrepreneurial spirit and the courage of…

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Grants Open for Sport Shooting Clubs

28 January 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member  Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging sport shooting clubs in the electorate to take advantage of the Shooting Sports Facilities Program. “Shooting involves a high level of proficiency and it is important that our rural communities have good facilities to nurture those skills and to support…

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Free Travel Doesn’t Buy Country People

25 January 2016 You can’t buy country rail commuters with a week of free passenger rail services says Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh Mr Walsh was responding to the announcement by the Andrews Labor Government that all passenger rail services to and from Swan Hill will be free for…

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Cost Of Living Pressures

21 January 2016 The Victorian Liberal National Coalition today launched CostWatch an initiative to hear directly from Victorians about the cost of living pressures they face. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains said the project aim is to uncover your cost-of-living issues; get households and businesses talking; and most importantly use people…

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Travel Grants Available For Elite Teams and Athletes

21 January 2016 The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program is now open and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging local sporting teams and individuals to take advantage. “Rural and regional sporting achievement is dependent on the ability of sporting teams and individuals to travel long distances to climb league ladders or achieve individual…

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Sporting Club Grants Program Open

21 January 2016 Sporting groups and organisations in the Murray Plains Electorate can benefit from the $4.6 million Sporting Club Grants Program which is now open. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the program is designed to give clubs the tools and resources they need to keep them viable…

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Bridge – Get On With It

20 January 2016 Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh today hosted Leader of the Opposition Matthew Guy MP to Echuca in a combined Coalition effort to up the pressure on the government for a start date on the Echuca Moama Bridge. Both leaders met with the Shire of Campaspe before taking a tour of the…

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Labor must end duck season uncertainty

Tuesday 12 January 2016 The Andrews Labor Government should stop stalling and decide whether it will hold a full duck hunting season this year. The season usually opens in March. Hunters their families and business owners – such as supply stores and accommodation providers – should be given ample time to plan their travel or…

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Labor backs eBay over Victoria’s rural businesses

Wednesday 4 January 2016   Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford is beefing up the pockets of global corporations over Victorian small business as she implements her go-it-alone eID scheme Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh has said. Ms Pulford told The Weekly Times today: “there is no requirement to buy gear other than subsidised electronic tags…

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More Full-Time Job Losses Across North-West Victoria

18 December 2015 Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released today show 13 812 full-time jobs have been lost in north-west Victoria since Daniel Andrews came to office. The number of people in full-time jobs in the North-West Region has fallen from 51 372 in December 2014 to 37 560 in November 2015. The local unemployment…

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