National Sorry Day

Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (By leave) – I am very pleased that we are taking this opportunity today in theVictorian Parliament to reflect on National Sorry Day and also National Reconciliation Week which beginstomorrow. National Sorry Day has been a fixture on our calendar since May 1997 when the CommonwealthParliament’s Bringing Them Home report was released…

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Free Information Services for Seniors

16 March 2015 Seniors Information Victoria is keen to make sure all Victorian seniors are aware of the benefits of their free information service for older Victorians their workers families and friends. The Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that Seniors Information provides practical information on a very wide range of issues included…

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Walsh Dismay at Cage Fight Hypocrisy

The Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh  is appalled that a violent combat style competition staged in a cage has been given the go ahead by the Andrews Labor Government.  “In government the Liberal Nationals Coalition was strongly focussed on preventing all forms of violence in Victoria and that definitely included cage fighting “…

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FARMERS DESERVE ANSWERS ON PORT

12 March 2015 Rural and regional Victoria continues to be neglected by the Andrews Labor Government with increased rents at the Port of Melbourne likely to hurt farmers’ incomes. Rents at the Port of Melbourne have been flagged to increase by up to 800 per cent as Daniel Andrews prepares to fatten up the port…

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Walsh Demands Answers on the Port of Melbourne

 12 March 2015 The Andrews Labor Government continues to discriminate against country Victorians with   rents mooted to increase by up to 800 % as it prepares to sell the lease of the Port of Melbourne. The sale of the lease of the Port of Melbourne is the cornerstone funding for the Andrews Labor Government  pre-election…

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First 100 days of Labor neglect

11 March 2015 In its first 100 days the Andrews Labor Government has shown its total lack of interest in rural and regional Victoria. Daniel Andrews has spent his time continually finding excuses to delay and abandon country projects. He made a promise to govern for all Victorians but has clearly forgotten that our state…

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MP Visits Swan Hill College

6 March 2015   The Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh today visited Swan Hill College to meet with the senior teachers student leaders and students of Years 11 and 12. During the visit Mr Walsh addressed the students on  the subject of leadership.  “School captains take on important leadership roles which require a…

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Funding Available for Heritage Collections

3 March 2015   The Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged local historical societies and museums to apply for funding the 2015 Community Heritage Grants program. Mr Walsh said the federally funded program has been operating since 1994 and offers grants of up to $15 000 to assist in preserving cultural heritage…

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Extra Penalty Rates Penalise Health Care

2 March 2015 Hospitals and aged care facilities in the Murray Plains electorate are facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional penalty rate payments this Easter Sunday following a decision by the Labor Government to declare it an official public holiday. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has called on the Andrews Labor Government…

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Extra Penalty Rates Penalise Health Care in Kerang and Cohuna

2 March 201 Hospitals and aged care facilities in the Murray Plains electorate are facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional penalty rate payments this Easter Sunday following a decision by the Labor Government to declare it an official public holiday. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has called on the Andrews Labor Government…

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Landholders deserve right to say no to CSG

25 February 2015 The Nationals have heard the concerns of our communities and will demand stronger safeguards for landholders regarding onshore coal seam gas operations should the industry ever develop in Victoria. The Nationals support landowners having the right to say no to coal seam gas extraction activity on their property. We also believe the…

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