Andrews tramples democracy for Northern Victorians

Wednesday 17 August 2016 Daniel Andrews has continued his political thuggery and intimidation denying the people of Northern Victoria their democratic right to full representation. The Andrews Labor Government has thrown the parliament into chaos by denying normal parliamentary conventions for the second time this week preventing the swearing in of the fifth Northern Victorian…

Details

National Party Centenary

17 August 2016 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – On 29 and 30 July this year the National Party held its centenary conference. In September 1916 the National Party was formed here in Victoria with a meeting at the State Library. On the Saturday night of our conference we actually had the function at the State Library and what…

Details

Legislative Council Vacancy

17 August 2016 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I am glad that the Leader of the House has finally put the government’s reasons on the table because the member for Williamstown in moving the motion acted like it was a hot potato he had been handed by the Leader of the House. He was standing there shaking.…

Details

Constituency Question – Random House Rochester

16 August 2016 My constituency question is to the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence. It is on behalf of a Rochester resident and his concerns about the deteriorating condition of Random House in Rochester. I have been informed that Random House is actually owned by the Department of Health and Human Services but…

Details

Letter to the Editor ($20m for country level crossings)

11 August 2016   Dear Editor There is no doubt level crossings are a problem for all of Victoria but under Daniel Andrews and his city-centric Labor government only metropolitan Melbourne is worth fixing. Not one of the fifty level crossings deemed among Victoria’s most dangerous and congested by Daniel Andrews’ flagship level crossing removal…

Details

Labor shuns regional agriculture innovation

Wednesday 10 August 2016 Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh has welcomed a multi-million dollar university investment in a state-of-the-art food and fibre innovation hub and called on the Andrews Labor Government to follow by example with investment in our world-class industry. RMIT opened its $15 million Food Research and Innovation Centre earlier today at…

Details

CFA Dispute Far From Fixed

3 August 2016 CFA Dispute Far From Fixed Daniel Andrews claims he has “fixed” the CFA dispute but in reality all he has done is create uncertainty and tension within Victoria’s fire services in the lead-up to fire season. Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) the representative for volunteers in the CFA dispute expressed concerns at…

Details

Students’ chance to commemorate battle

3 August 2016 Schools from the Murray Plains electorate are able to apply for transport subsidies to encourage students to attend the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said schools were able to apply for funding packages of up to $1000 to…

Details

Country Football and Netball Grants

2 August 2016 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 current round of The Country Football and Netball Program are now open and will close…

Details

Letter to the Editor (100 years of The Nationals)

Monday 1 August 2016 Dear Editor The Nationals celebrated a tremendous milestone last weekend – 100 years in politics. During that time we have gone by many names first the Country Party National Party and now The Nationals but there is one thing that has never changed – our commitment to regional communities. Unlike the…

Details