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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Family Violence

26 November 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – As the Leader of The Nationals I rise to make a contribution on the take-note motion. As everyone would well know in this place family violence has no geographical boundaries and family violence crosses all parts of society and crosses all income levels in society. I would like to…

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Grievances

25 November 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – Starting off I will take up the invitation of the Deputy Premier to talk about education. I will talk about the fact that the Deputy Premier is actually an Indian giver; while he gives with one hand he takes away portable classrooms with the other. He wanted to take…

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Walsh Pledges to Support Volunteer Firefighters

23 November 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh joined with volunteer firefighters at Kyabram yesterday to support their entitlement to assistance under any future presumptive legislation. Mr Walsh called on Premier Daniel Andrews to deliver legislation that does not discriminate against the men and women in Victoria’s volunteer brigades…

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Nothing New In Daniel Andrews’ Regional Statement

The Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Statement has failed to deliver new infrastructure projects or investment plans for the Loddon Campaspe Region. The Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said Labor had kept regional Victoria waiting a year for the statement. “Unfortunately for our area the Regional Statement is a very underwhelming document “ Mr…

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Nothing New for Kyabam in Daniel Andrews’ Regional Plan

19 November 2015 The Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Statement has failed to deliver new infrastructure projects or investment plans for the Loddon Campaspe Region. The Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said Labor had kept regional Victoria waiting a year for the statement. “Unfortunately for our area the Regional Statement is a very underwhelming…

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American Hotel Shines Again

17 November 2015   Echuca’s American Hotel has again stood tall against its peers in a showcase of  Victoria’s very best hotel and hospitality venues says Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh The 2015 Australian Hotels Association (AHA) (Vic) State Awards for Excellence were held in Melbourne last Monday and…

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More Swan Hill Families Waiting for Housing Under Labor

17 November 2015 The number of families waiting for public housing in Swan Hill has already increased under the Melbourne Labor Government with 328 people now on the waiting list. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said quarterly figures silently put online by the government showed a disturbing trend with…

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Walsh Calls For A Start On Warren Street Roundabout

12 November 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has used an adjournment debate in State Parliament this week to ask the Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan for a start date on the Murray Valley Highway and Warren St roundabout. “The intersection is an important gateway connecting communities and businesses…

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Second Reading – Fisheries Amendment Bill

12 November 2015 – Debate resumed from 22 October; motion of Mr PAKULA (Attorney-General). Opposition amendment circulated by Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) under standing orders. Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I will make the lead speaker contribution on the Fisheries Amendment Bill 2015. As is set out in the bill the purpose of this bill is to phase out net…

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Walsh urges Premier to visit drought affected towns

Thursday 12 November 2015 Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh has used an adjournment in Parliament to urge Daniel Andrews to visit drought-affected farming areas in the Wimmera and southern Mallee. Mr Walsh told Parliament that while Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford had visited the Premier should do the same to gain a first-hand insight into…

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