twistED — science at play

4 August 2015 – Member’s Statement  Mr WALSH – An exciting new family attraction in Echuca twistED – science at play has been designed for the curious of all ages to challenge minds and spark curiosity with science play. The centre opened just four months ago and last week won first place in the new tourism category of…

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Agriculture Infrastructure Fund

2 August Regional Victorians will not be fooled by the Andrews Labor Government’s attempt to bribe them with the scraps off the table from the sale of the Port of Melbourne. The Port of Melbourne was built off the back of farmers and exporters and the Melbourne focused Labor Government are again short changing regional…

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Grants For Sporting Facilities Now Open

31 July 2015 Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging councils and community organisations in the Murray Plains electorate to consider applying for funding through the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund. Mr Walsh said the program aimed to provide high-quality accessible community sport and recreation facilities across Victoria. “A range of grants is on…

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Labor’s Road Maintenance Media Stunt

17 July 2015 The Melbourne Labor Government is showing absolute contempt for country Victorians with its announcement  of  a Roads Maintenance Boost for Regional Victoria . Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the funding is nothing more than routine VicRoads maintenance dressed up as a media stunt. “The recent State budget confirmed that Labor…

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Walsh Callls For Nominations To Victorian Honour Roll Of Women

10 July 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is calling for local nominations to the 2016 Victorian Honour Roll of Women (the Honour Roll). Since its commencement in 2001 the Honour Roll has acknowledged and celebrated the outstanding achievemements of 562 Victorian women who have contributed to change across…

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Daniel Andrews’ Holiday Plan To Cost Victoria $1 Billion

8 July 2015 A Regulatory Impact  Statement  prepared by Price Waterhouse Coopers and released this week has confirmed what all Victorian businesses and service providers already knew – the estimated costs of the new public holidays outweigh the benefits. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said The Regulatory Impact  Statement…

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Swan Hill Women’s Forum With Local MP

7 July 2015 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains today hosted a roundtable discussion with community and business women of Swan Hill.  Mr Walsh said that as a general rule most of the  meetings he attends across the state are attended by men.  He said he has initiated women’s forums across…

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Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper

4 July 2015 I welcome today’s release of the Federal Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper which will help Victorian producers to remain at the forefront of innovation and productivity. Given the Andrews Labor Government has no plan for agriculture and has abandoned the state’s production targets this White Paper provides a common direction for the future…

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2015 Regional Achievement and Community Awards Kick Off

3 July 2015 The Regional Achievement and Community Awards have been launched for 2015. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the awards reward the valuable contribution individuals businesses groups and organisations are making in regional and rural Victoria. “The Regional Achievement and Community Awards began in 2002 and have…

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Melbourne Labor Gets It Wrong Again – Gannawarra

Facts: From 1 July 2015 local households and business in the Murray Plains region face a massive hike in their fire services property levy (FSPL). Despite a pre-election pledge to hold all tax increases to CPI the Melbourne Labor Government is gouging an additional $42.1 million from Victorian property owners in this financial year –…

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Melbourne Labor Gets It Wrong Again

  2 July 2015 Facts: From 1 July 2015 local households and business in the Murray Plains region face a massive hike in their fire services property levy (FSPL). Despite a pre-election pledge to hold all tax increases to CPI the Melbourne Labor Government is gouging an additional $42.1 million from Victorian property owners in…

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Melbourne Labor’s Ice Plan Needs to be Activitated Now

2 July 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has expressed deep concern that the Melbourne Labor Government is not providing adequate resources into rural and regional communities to assist them in dealing with the ice epidemic. We need services on the ground in our regional and rural cities and…

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