Tanker Upgrade for Kerang CFA

18 April 2016 The Kerang CFA Brigade will benefit from the supply of a new Heavy Tanker being delivered as a result of design and planning works undertaken by the Liberal/Nationals in government. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Kerang tanker was one of 40 currently being built…

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Tanker Upgrade for Swan Hill

18 April 2016 The Swan Hill CFA Brigade will benefit from the supply of a new Heavy Tanker being delivered as a result of design and planning works undertaken by the Liberal/Nationals in government. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Swan Hill tanker was one of 40 currently…

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Adjournment – Camp Site Rubbish Removal

14 April 2016 Murray Plains electorate camp site rubbish removal Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – The matter I raise is for the Minister for Environment Climate Change and Water. The action that I seek from the minister is that she provide funding to Parks Victoria to place large dumpster bins at the exits to the Parks Victoria…

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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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