Danny O’Brien

March 19 2015 Today I formally welcome The Nationals’ new Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien who was sworn into Parliament this morning. Danny will be a dedicated local champion for the communities of Gippsland South making sure their voices are heard in the Victorian Parliament. Danny encapsulates everything that I believe an MP should…

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Members Statement – Murray Plains Rail Services

18 March 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – Improved rail services are a key priority for the people who live in the seat of Murray Plains. In a recent survey by the shires of Campaspe Swan Hill Gannawarra Loddon and Greater Bendigo the overwhelming majority of respondents said they would increase their patronage of rail transport if…

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Labor re-writes history on wild dogs

March 18 2015 Yet again the Andrews Labor Government is re-writing history to hide the fact it’s doing absolutely nothing for regional Victoria. Today in the Weekly Times Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford has misled the public by claiming she was delivering “what the Coalition couldn’t” through so-called “legislative changes” to allow mobile wild dog…

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Mitiamo Water Supply

18 March 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – The adjournment issue I raise is for the Minister for Regional Development and it concerns the Mitiamo reticulated water supply system. I ask the minister to meet with a delegation including Neil Allen the president of that group to update them on the work that the former Department of…

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Former Government Performance

18 March 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – It is a pleasure to rise on behalf of the opposition to speak on the government’s matter of public importance (MPI). I put on the record that it is the government’s MPI because if you look at the MPI this government that is supposedly so proud of its first…

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Murray Plains Electorate Rail Services

18 March 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – Improved rail services are a key priority for the people who live in the seat of Murray Plains. In a recent survey by the shires of Campaspe Swan Hill Gannawarra Loddon and Greater Bendigo the overwhelming majority of respondents said they would increase their patronage of rail transport if…

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Grants Awarded for National Youth Week

17 March 2015 Swan Hill Rural City Council and Northern District Community Health have been awarded grants of $2 000 each to hold events and activities as part of National Youth Week 2015 Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said today. “National Youth Week  is a celebration of young people and the important role they…

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State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 2015

Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to join the debate on the State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 20I 5. I listened with interest to the contribution of the member for Macedon who talked about the finest and the bestlegislation. 1 point out to the member that merely reading the guidelines into Hansard does not…

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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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