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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Macalister Irrigation District

24 February 2015 Peter Walsh Leader of The Nationals and Coalition Shadow Minister for Water: “This is a major opportunity for Victoria and Water Minister Lisa Neville must step up and engage with the Commonwealth Government so that Gippsland irrigators don’t miss out. “Daniel Andrews is spending billions of dollars on infrastructure for Melbourne but…

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LABOR AGAIN FAILS COUNTRY COMMUNITIES

19 February 2015 Daniel Andrews’ announcement today in no way replaces the Coalition’s Country Roads and Bridges Program and will still leave country councils $40 million short every year. By calling them “country” programs Daniel Andrews is trying to hide the fact that the $85 million will actually be spread across all of regional Victoria…

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Yet another Daniel Andrews talk-fest

13 February 2015 Daniel Andrews and the Labor Government should be ashamed of their hypocrisy in announcing a review of regional Victoria’s priorities while at the same time drastically cutting regional Victoria’s funding. If Daniel Andrews knew anything about regional Victoria he would understand communities want safer roads new recreation centres and public halls and…

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Labor fails on country roads

Thursday 12 February 2015 Country Victorians will be dodging more pot holes than ever on their local roads because Daniel Andrews has ripped $375 million out of the rural roads budget. Daniel Andrews had refused to continue the popular $160 million Country Roads and Bridges Program and is also snatching money from other rural road…

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Telstra Business Awards Open

10 February 2015   Nominations have opened for the 2015 Telstra Australian Business Awards. The awards recognize the best in Australian small and medium business helping them to reach new levels of success. The Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh encouraged businesses in the Murray Plains electorate to give serious consideration to nominating for…

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Murray Plains Sports Clubs Receive VicHealth Funding

  9 February 2015   MURRAY PLAINS SPORTS CLUBS RECEIVE FUNDING   Fifteen sporting clubs in the Murray Plains electorate have shared in funding from round one of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants program. Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the grants of up to $3 000 aim to overcome barriers to participation in…

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Call for Extension of Firewood

9 April 2014 Member for Murray Plains and Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh has called on the Environment Minister Lisa Neville to extend the cut-off date for people wanting to collect dry firewood from the Barmah Forest National Park.   Mr Walsh said it is unfair that the government intends to close the forest…

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Local Students Receive Science Scholarships

14 July 201 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh visited MacKillop College today to meet two students whom he has sponsored with science scholarships. Mr Walsh said he was pleased to assist the students in taking part in such an exciting opportunity. Jacinta van Roosmalen and Kimberley Archard have accepted…

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