Harriet Shing too busy to act on wild dogs

Wednesday 5 April 2017   The Andrews Labor Government’s bungled management of Victoria’s Wild Dog Control program has gone from bad to worse as wild dog numbers and attacks on livestock increase. “Wild dogs are a significant challenge for North East and far East Gippsland livestock farmers and feeble excuses from Labor’s local MP Harriet…

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Melbourne Explodes While Regions Stand Still Under Labor

Monday 3rd April 2017 Melbourne’s population is growing out of control under Daniel Andrews while regional and rural communities are denied the funding and resources they need to grow. The most recent population figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that in 2016 Victoria grew by 2.1 per cent – or 123…

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Victoria Facing An Energy Crisis Under Labor

Tuesday 28th March 2017 Under Daniel Andrews the Hazelwood Power Station is shutting down and electricity bills are powering up according to Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh. Mr Walsh said that the Andrews Labor Government has tripled the tax on coal and introduced a state-based Renewable Energy Target of…

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Echuca Fire Station Opening

As a show of commitment to country Victoria The Liberal Nationals Coalition in government delivered 250 CFA stations across the State as part of a $125 million investment. The completion of the new $1.8m Echuca Fire Station in High Street South is testament to that investment. The Echuca Fire Brigade has always been an important part…

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Regional Ministerial Taskforce

Dear Editor As Daniel Andrews and his city-centric Labor Government focus effort and funding on Melbourne it was refreshing to hear the Federal Government announce a new Regional Ministerial Taskforce. With Victorian Nationals Minister Darren Chester alongside Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce there’s no doubt that our communities will benefit. The taskforce will look at initiatives…

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Labor must extend funds for eID

Friday 24 March 2017   Background The Andrews Government must offer further financial assistance to Victorian producers to implement Labor’s rushed and poorly-funded mandatory electronic identification (eID) scheme. Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford announced late last year that Labor would go-it-alone on mandatory eID offering just one month’s consultation and subsidies for the first year only.…

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Business of the House – Adjournment

Thursday 23rd March 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to support the manager of opposition business in opposing the adjournment of the house. In starting I make an observation about the member for Essendon’s contribution on how busy allegedly those on that side of the house are in their electorates. We are elected to the…

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London Attack

Thursday 23rd March 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (By leave) – I rise to join the Premier and the Leader of the Opposition on behalf of The Nationals to express my condolences to those who have lost their lives and those who have been critically injured in the attack at Westminster in England. As was said on…

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Natural Gas Resources

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to make a contribution on behalf of the Liberal and National parties on the motion before the house from the Minister for Industry and Employment about gas. I have listened with interest to the member for Eltham make her contribution. She talked about what the people…

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Bills Introduced to Victorian Parliament March 21-23 2017

Bills introduced to Victorian Parliament March 21-23 2017 This week five Bills were introduced to the Victorian Parliament which may be of interest to Murray Plains residents. The Bills are as follows: Land Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Amendment (Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner) Bill 2017 Worksafe Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 Crimes…

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Andrews refuses to stand up for Heyfield mill workers

Tuesday 21 March 2017   Heyfield mill workers contractors and the community sent a clear message to the Premier today: don’t drop the axe on our jobs and our community. Hundreds of timber workers and community members rallied at State Parliament on the same day Daniel Andrews and Ministers Jaala Pulford and Gavin Jennings again…

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Closure of Quambatook School

Monday 20th March 2017 Comment from Peter Walsh MP Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh visited Quambatook recently in response to the closure of the Quambatook Group School. “I had received correspondence from passionate local advocate Chelle Espagne and it was good to call in personally and talk with her…

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