VicHealth Grants Open for Sport & Rec Clubs

18 August 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging sports and active recreation clubs to apply for VicHealth grants to help purchase core equipment and injury prevention items. Mr Walsh said the Active Club Grants aimed to make it easier for clubs to fund items or equipment which…

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Men’s Shed Funding Up For Grabs

18 August 2015 Grants of up to $8 000 are now available to help communities modify equip and improve Men’s Sheds local MP Peter Walsh announced today. Mr Walsh encouraged community groups with existing Men’s Sheds across the Murray Plains electorate to apply for the latest round of grants available from the Australian Men’s Sheds…

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Local Brigades to Receive Project Funding

18 August 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has congratulated local fire brigades on their successful applications for this year’s Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program. “Our country communities have enormous respect for the amazing efforts of our CFA volunteers. “They play a critically important role in protecting our rural…

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CFA Volunteers Deserve to Have their Voices Heard

14 August 2015 The short timeframe for submissions to the Fire Services Review has fueled concerns the Melbourne-based union will gain control of country fire fighting operations. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said there were even fears that the Andrews Labor Government would use the review to merge the…

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Equal Education is a Right not a Privilege

14 August 2015 The students and teachers at Echuca Specialist School need and deserve a permanent home with access to capital funding and facilities to take them into the future. Echuca Specialist School provides education for children aged 5 to 18 years with moderate to severe intellectual and associated disabilities.    Member for Murray Plains Peter…

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Public Transport Review – Echuca Melbourne Line

10 August 2015 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging  all local public transport travellers to have their say on the government’s review of public transport in regional Victoria. “Improved rail services are a key priority for regional Victorians “ Mr Walsh said. Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is…

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Public Transport Review – Make Your Voice Heard

10 August 2015 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging  all local public transport travellers to have their say on the government’s review of public transport in regional Victoria. “Improved rail services are a key priority for regional Victorians “ Mr Walsh said. Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is…

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Ice Freezes Over Rural Victoria

7 August 2015 Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains used the Adjournment Debate in State Parliament this week to highlight the inequities young and vulnerable rural people suffer in comparision to their city peers. “The Melbourne Labor Government has failed dismally to resource regional and rural communities in the fight against ice…

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Echuca Business Recognised in State Parliament

6 August 2015 twistED – science at play was this week recognized in State Parliament on the back of their success in the 2015 Travel Inland Tourism Awards. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh paid tribute to one of Echuca’s newest businesses which last week won first place in the “New Tourism Category” of the…

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Yung Gunz Recognised In State Parliament

6 August 2015 Yung Gunz was this week recognized in State Parliament on the back of their success in reality television talent show Band Wars. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh paid tribute to the talented group of Swan Hill rock musician who are into the Grand Final. “Eli Keating Jason Forster Shannon Bishop Callum…

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Sessional Orders

6 August 2015 Business of the House Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to make a contribution to the debate on this motion. I start by suggesting to the Leader of the House after the appalling contribution from the member for Bundoora that the government might like to go out into the vestibule of the Parliament…

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