Member’s Statement – Grand Final Day

6 October 2015 Mr WALSH – On the topic of the grand final holiday I commend the businesses in both Echuca and Swan Hill that opened for 4 hours on the day to make sure that visitors who came to town had the opportunity to have a meal or a cup of coffee and do some shopping. They…

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Second Reading – Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

6 October 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to make the lead contribution on behalf of the Liberal-Nationals coalition on the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment Bill 2015. The legislation has been amended quite a few times Acting Speaker as you would well know and usually with support from both sides of the house because…

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Funding for Sports Clubs to Buy Defibrillators

1 October 2015 Local sporting clubs are encouraged to apply for an automatic defibrillator to help save the lives of players officials and spectators. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program was now open and provided clubs with funding to purchase an automatic external defibrillator (AED) for…

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Get Hooked On Fishing

1 October 2015 The 2015/2016 Recreational Fishing Grants Program is now open. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the grants program was a great opportunity for fishing clubs community groups incorporated bodies registered companies and government and statutory bodies to develop projects which would provide benefits to public recreational fishing. “The Murray Plains Electorate…

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Young Musicians Invited to Shake Up Parliament House

30 September 2015 The Victorian Parliament is holding  a special community event to bring young Victorians to Parliament House through music and culture. Spring Street Beat will be held on Saturday 21 November 2015 from 10 am 5 pm. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains said the event aims to encourage and…

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Applications Open for Loddon Murray Leadership Program

28 September 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged emerging leaders in the Murray Plains electorate to consider applying for the 2016 Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program. The program aims to develop and encourage leaders for vibrant and sustainable communities across central and north west Victoria. Mr Walsh…

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Swan Hill Businesses Say Holiday Will Cost Them

25 September 2015 Swan Hill businesses are overwhelmingly opposed to the introduction of Melbourne Labor’s AFL grand final parade public holiday a new survey has found. The survey published on the website of Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh shows the holiday will be costly for local businesses. “The Grand…

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Echuca Students At Risk From Labor’s VET Cuts

25 September 2015 School-based vocational education and training (VET) and VCAL in Echuca is in jeopardy as a result of funding cuts by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Murray Plains and Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh said Daniel Andrews had axed funding for Echuca’s workplace learning coordinator. “Echuca’s local coordinator assist students undertaking…

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Country Football and Netball Grants Open

22 September 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged grassroots football and netball clubs and umpiring organisations to apply for grants of up to $100 000 to improve their facilities. Applications for the l2015-16 round of The Country Football and Netball Program are now open and will close on…

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