Bridge a Budget MUST

22 April 2015 Member for Murray Plains and Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh is urging the Melbourne Labor Government to recommit the funding for the new river crossing at Echuca in the May budget. “Prior to the November 2014 election the Liberal Nationals Coalition committed $96 million for the Echuca-Moama bridge project “ Mr…

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Locals encouraged to attend ANZAC Services

20 April 2015 Member for Murray Plains and Leader of the Nationals Peter Walsh has encouraged residents to attend ANZAC Day services across the Murray Plains Electorate.  “ANZAC Day is of special significance for Australians but is particularly more poignant this year because it marks the ANZAC Centenary: 100 years since Australia’s involvement in World…

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Constituency Question Public Transport

15 April 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – (Question 148) My constituency question is for the Minister for Public Transport and is on behalf of Kevin Simpson of Echuca and other constituents who use the V/Line service to connect with Bendigo and Melbourne. Will the minister commit to delivering the planned upgrades for the Echuca rail line…

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Domestic Animal Amendment Bill 2015

15 April 2015 I rise to lead the debate for the coalition on the Domestic Animals Amendment Bill 2015. The purpose of this bill is to introduce a moratorium on the destruction of restricted breed dogs in certain circumstances. The bill will put that moratorium in place until 30 September 2016 while a joint investigatory committee…

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Under Labor Victoria misses out on Almond Centre

14 April 2015 Peter Walsh Leader of The Nationals and Shadow Minister for Agriculture: “Under the Coalition’s commitment Mildura would have had a $12 million investment that would have made Victoria the home of the National Almond Centre of Excellence. “Seventy per cent of Australia’s almond production happens in Victoria and this sector is our…

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Member’s Statement – Dr Alf Bamblett

14 April 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to pay my respects to Aboriginal elder and leader Dr Alf Bamblett. On 26 March I together with the former Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Jeanette Powell had the privilege of representing the Liberal-Nationals coalition at Uncle Alf’s state funeral in Moama. Uncle Alf will be remembered as a proud…

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Labor won’t rule out more white elephants

14 April 2015 The Andrews Labor Government today refused to rule out building more white elephant pipelines to move water from the desalination plant to lakes in northern Victoria. Yet it can’t name a single lake it plans to fill. Today in Parliament Question Time Water Minister Lisa Neville did not rule out building a…

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Pharmacies Should Remain Local – Walsh

10 April 2015 The Member for Murray Plains and Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh has written to The Pharmacy Guild of Australia in response to the Competition Policy Review Draft Report recommendations to deregulate pharmacies. Mr Walsh said that The Nationals do not support the Review Panel’s recommendation that regulations governing the locations and…

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Labor misleads community on wild dogs

9 April 2015 The Andrews Labor Government has again misled Victorians on wild dog control today. Labor appear desperate to hide the fact they are axing the wild dog bounty and slashing funding for aerial baiting. Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford was interviewed on ABC Gippsland this morning and made several false claims about funding for…

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Andrews sacks water boards for Labor mates

8 April 2015 Fast Facts   Water board appointments Water board appointments under the previous Coalition Government balanced skills in sound governance financial management water industry experience and community connection. The Coalition was committed to bringing together highly skilled professionals who could help water corporations deliver affordable and high quality water services to local communities.…

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Awards Recognise Environmental Excellence

  7 April 2015 Member for Murray Plains and Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh has encouraged the community to nominate a project or a local hero for this year’s Victorian Landcare Awards. The biennial awards recognize the significant efforts by the many individuals groups networks and organisations who contribute to the sustainable care of…

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