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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Disability Self Help Grants Now Available

22 September 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged disability self-help groups to apply for grants of up to $10 000 to increase the independence and community participation of people with disabilities. “Grant funding is provided for a variety of practical purposes including general expenses running costs and…

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Fire Services Review Submissions Being Kept Secret

22 September 2015 The Melbourne Labor Government should immediately release all non-confidential submissions made to the Fire Services Review to the public. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains said despite the government promising to make the submissions available online they are now being kept a secret until the review is complete. “If…

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Aboriginal Flag Flies at Parliament House

15 September 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (By leave) – As the Leader of The Nationals the party dedicated to representing the people of rural and regional Victoria I am very pleased to rise today to speak on this historic occasion. I know today’s events at Parliament House will be well received by our rural and regional communities…

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Aged Care Sector is the Big Loser on Grand Final Eve

14 September 2015 Alcheringa Residential Care in Swan Hill  is $40 000 out of pocket because of the Melbourne Labor Government’s announced policy of two new public holidays. Alcheringa is a community  based charitable organisation that operates a 74 bed facility 30 of which cater for secure dementia. Mr Walsh said the government’s two new…

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