State budget fails regional Victoria

5 May 2015 At a glance: Agriculture output budget – cut by 12 per cent (Budget Paper 3 p123) Regional development output budget – cut by 24 per cent (BP3 p123) Trade output budget – cut by 61.5 per cent (BP3 p123) Regional Expo – cut (BP3 p355) Road asset management budget – cut by…

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Andrews must commit to Murray Basin Rail Project

30 April 2015 The Murray Basin Rail Project offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to repair and standardise freight rail lines across northern and western Victoria which Daniel Andrews must not waste. Following the sale of Rural Finance Corporation for approximately $400 million the Coalition set aside $220 million of those funds for the Murray Basin Rail Project in the 2014/15 Budget.…

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Nationals Oppose Cattle Grazing Bill

28 April 2015 The Member for Murray Plains and Leader of The Nationals joined the debate on the National Parks Amendment (Prohibiting Cattle Grazing) Bill 2015 in State Parliament on 15 April. The Melbourne Labor Government has introduced the Bill to bring an end  to the 160 year old tradition of cattle grazing in the…

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Ky P-12 Cannot Wait Another 4 years

  24 April 2015 Member for Murray Plains and Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh is urging the Melbourne Labor government to commit funding to the Kyabram P-12 College regeneration project in the May budget. “Prior to the November 2014 election the Liberal Nationals Coalition announced  $10 million to enable the college to finally construct…

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MP Visits Woorinen District Primary School

24 April 2015 The Nationals Member for Murray Plains and Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh visited Woorinen District Primary School last week to present badges to student leaders. Mr Walsh said he is always impressed when he visits local schools. “We have such fantastic young leaders across our electorate who are determined to be…

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Nominate the Business Woman who Inspires You

  23 April 2015 Member for Murray Plains and Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh is encouraging the business community to nominate an inspirational local business woman for the 2015 Telstra Business Women’s Awards. Mr Walsh said that for 21 years Telstra has sponsored the Awards to celebrate the achievements of brilliant business women in…

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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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