Christmas Carols Off the Curriculum

15 December 2015 Students at Victorian Government schools will be stopped from learning or singing a wide selection of Christmas carols under new guidelines issued by the Melbourne Labor Government. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the restrictions are contained in a Fact Sheet sent out to school principals…

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Multicultural Grants Now Open

  14 December 2015 Multicultural groups in the Murray Plains electorate are being encouraged to apply for a  grant to run multicultural celebrations festivals and events across the electorate. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Multicultural Festivals and Events Funding (MFE) Program 2015-16 provided groups with the opportunity…

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Undera Primary School Students Design Christmas Cards for MP

14 December 2015 Two primary schools students from Undera Primary School have designed the Christmas card for Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains MP Peter Walsh. Mr Walsh said that each Christmas season he invites two local primary schools to be involved in the “Design my Christmas Card”competition. “All students are encouraged…

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Discount Card for Working Seniors

9 December 2015 The Victorian Seniors Card has been expanded to provide business discounts to Victorians aged 60 and over and still working full time. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the new Seniors Business Discount Card was part of Victoria’s Seniors Participation Action Plan supported by the Liberal-National…

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Kardinia Park Stadium Bill 2nd Reading

8 December 2015 Debate resumed from 11 November; motion of Mr EREN (Minister for Sport). Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – It is a pleasure to rise to speak on the Kardinia Park Stadium Bill 2015. The bill establishes the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust which is tasked with increasing the number and quality of events that are held at…

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Why Not Wi Fi for Regional Commuters

8 December 2015 The Melbourne Labor Government’s announcement to cancel planned free Wi-Fi on V/line trains is another low blow to regional and rural commuters  according to Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh. “Daniel Andrews has not only cut the Country Roads and Bridges Program but now he’s betraying regional…

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Tongala Primary School Petitions for a Portable

4 December 2015 The Melbourne Labor Government has refused a request to provide a mod 5 portable/relocatable classroom to cater for Tongala Primary School’s increasing student enrolments. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains met with school council members today to distribute a petition protesting against this unfair decision. Mr Walsh said that…

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Tongala Primary School Petitions for Portable

4 December 2015 The Melbourne Labor Government has refused a request to provide a mod 5 portable/relocatable classroom to cater for Tongala Primary School’s increasing student enrolments. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains met with school council members today to distribute a petition protesting against this unfair decision. Mr Walsh said that…

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Letter to the Editor – Parole

Dear Editor   The Liberal Nationals Coalition in government will make it law so that any convicted murderer is prevented from being released on parole if they have not provided police with the details on where the body of their victim is located. A convicted murderer cannot claim to be remorseful or rehabilitated if they…

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Letter to the Editor – Family Violence

27 November 2015 The 2015 Australian of the year Rosie Batty addressed a special parliamentary sitting this week to draw attention to the tragedy of family violence in our community. Her speech and that of several others highlighted that family violence has no geographical boundaries and crosses all parts of society and all income levels…

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Opinion piece: 1 year of Labor

Friday 27 November 2015 You might have seen or heard me refer to the state government as the “˜Melbourne Labor Government’ at some point this year. It might seem flippant but it’s a well-deserved title. As we reach the 12 month anniversary of Daniel Andrews’ government the list of examples of it prioritising the city…

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