Chaos Continues in Fines Victoria

The Victorian Ombudsman’s report on Fines Victoria complaints confirmed the concern and suspicions of motorists across the Murray Plains electorate, Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said today. Mr Walsh said that in a report tabled in the Victorian Parliament, the Ombudsman revealed a culture of mismanagement that has impacted…

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Volunteer Emergency Service Grants Available

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging local emergency service organisations to apply for funding through the 2019-20 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP). Mr Walsh said the program was open to the Country Fire Authority and Victorian State Emergency Services. “Volunteer emergency services carry out a crucial role…

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Nominate Now for Rural Women’s Network

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging women making a difference in the Murray Plains electorate to apply for a place on the Victorian Rural Women’s Network to develop their leadership skills and advocate for country communities. The $500,000 program provides funded places on a range of leadership programs…

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Scholarships available for young farmers

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging young farmers to apply for a scholarship to help them build a productive and profitable career in agriculture. Mr Walsh said the Upskill and Invest Young Farmer Scholarship program provided young farmers under the age of 35 with funding for training or…

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NAIDOC Week

Voice. Treaty. Truth. The theme of 2019 NAIDOC week is so poignant for Victoria’s Indigenous communities. As we celebrate NAIDOC week, we do so against a backdrop of new opportunity as the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria begins to be established. Every day I see more and more of our Indigenous people coming into leadership…

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Community Funding

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging local not-for-profit groups to apply for grants of up to $15,0000 under the The ANZ Seeds of Renewal Program. Mr Walsh said the program focuses specifically on helping build vibrant and sustainable rural communities with a population of 15,000 or fewer. This…

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New Crime Reporting Hotline is off beat

The announcement by the Andrews Labor Government of a new crime reporting hotline will come as little comfort to rural Victorians struggling to get police to respond when they need it most. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Andrews Labor Government has spent $212 million to provide a…

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Have Your Say on Victoria’s Mental Health System

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is calling on local people to have their say on Victoria’s Mental Health System during the Royal Commission’s public submission phase. “Victoria’s mental health system needs urgent attention,” Mr Walsh said. “I am regularly contacted by people who have tried to raise their concerns…

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More police resources needed to tackle crime in Swan Hill

The Andrews Labor Government isn’t providing police with the resources they need to tackle crime in the Rural City of Swan Hill local government area. Figures from the Crime Statistics Agency show a 19.57 per cent increase in the number of crimes since Daniel Andrews was elected in 2014, from 2,197 to 2,627. Leader of…

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More police resources needed to tackle crime in Campaspe

The Andrews Labor Government isn’t providing police with the resources they need to tackle crime in the Campaspe local government area. Figures from the Crime Statistics Agency show a 36.43 per cent increase in the number of crimes since Daniel Andrews was elected in 2014, from 2,948 to 4,022. Leader of The Nationals and Member…

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