Labor must release its regional review now

1 July 2015 The Coalition is calling on the Andrews Labor Government to release its review into regional Victoria immediately. Former Labor Premier John Brumby has provided the government with his review into “˜regional economic development and services’. Yet his 61 recommendations will not be made public until Daniel Andrews’ Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford…

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Another Melbourne Grab at the Expense of Country Victoria

29 June 2015 The Melbourne Labor Government is using its Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund as a way of cost-shifting so it can spend more in Melbourne Nationals Member for Murray Plains said today.   The fund’s guidelines were released today.   “Today has confirmed my fear that the Melbourne Labor Government is using its “˜regional…

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Lalbert Phone Coverage Upgrade

26 June 2015 The announcement of 109 new or upgraded mobile towers across the state is great news for the residents of Lalbert. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said being stuck with no phone coverage or constant drop-outs was not only frustrating but terribly isolating. “The federal funding announced this week to build a…

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Echuca Education Hub

25 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – The adjournment matter I raise is for the Minister for Education. It refers to the proposed Echuca schools regeneration project which will bring together Echuca Specialist School Echuca South Primary School and Echuca West Primary School on a single site. I ask the minister to receive a deputation from…

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Completed Master Plan Takes Echuca School Merger to Next Step

25 June 2015 The Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has turned up the heat on the Melbourne Labor Government to fund the Echuca Schools Regeneration Project. The project will bring together Echuca Specialist School Echuca South Primary School and Echuca West Primary School. In State Parliament this week Mr Walsh asked the Minister for…

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Apply Now for Community Safety Grants

Thursday 25 June 2015 The Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging local councils and community groups to apply for Victorian Government community safety grants. “This fund supports local communities in implementing practical projects to deter crime and promote safety “ Mr Walsh said. Community safety projects come in many different forms from…

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Port of Melbourne Charges

25 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – Like many of my colleagues I have been consulting with users of the Melbourne container port. A very important part of the port is the containerised grain trade particularly for high-value crops like lentils chickpeas and fava beans as well as for the export of cereals in containers. In…

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Country Roads – All Talk No Action

24 June 2015 The all talk no action Melbourne Labor government has released yet another review this time asking the public to share their views on road safety. The government wants you to attend community consultations or provide online feedback on its towardszero website. The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains said…

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Regional and Rural Infrastructure Funding

24 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to make a contribution on the matter of public importance proposed in my name. It is disappointing that The Nationals have to raise this matter of public importance. Leading up to the last election the Premier then the Leader of the Opposition constantly talked about the fact…

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Country Road Funding – All Talk No Action

24 June 2015 The all talk no action Melbourne Labor government has released yet another review this time asking the public to share their views on road safety. The government wants you to attend community consultations or provide online feedback on its towardszero website. The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains said…

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Labor’s port proposal a dud deal for Victorians

23 June 2015 The Liberal-Nationals Coalition cannot support the Melbourne Labor Government’s proposed sale of the Port of Melbourne in its current form. It is a dud deal for Victorians particularly country Victorians and would damage the competitiveness of our export sector. Victoria is the freight and logistics capital of Australia with the Port of…

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