Dedicated regional fund must continue

Tuesday 21 May 2019   A fund that’s delivered $1 billion of investment to Regional Victoria is at risk of being axed in Daniel Andrew’s State Budget next week. The Regional Growth Fund was established by the former Liberal Nationals government but will expire on June 30 after eight years of investing in country communities.…

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Andrews Government ignores Random House

Friday May 10th 2019 The Andrews Labor Government has arrogantly ignored the plight of Random House to a point where we are almost out of time Leader of Nationals and Member for Murray  Plains Peter Walsh said today. Mr Walsh branded the Labor government’s failure to make a decision to either sell the property or…

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Victorian Landcare Grants Now Open

Tuesday 7th May 2019 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging volunteers helping to protect and restore Victoria’s land and environment to consider applying for funding under the latest round of Victorian Landcare Grants. Environmental volunteer groups can apply for project grants of up to $20 000 for on-ground…

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Labor won’t rule out further cuts to timber availability

Thursday 2 May 2019   The Andrews Government today confirmed timber communities risk losing more jobs refusing to confirm Labor will not further reduce the amount of timber available to industry. Last week the Andrews Government finally announced this year’s timber allocation order which reduced the area available for harvesting by industry by 5000 hectares.…

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Farmers don’t rate a mention in Labor’s review

Thursday 2 May 2019   Farmers facing further rises in farm rates this year continue to be ignored by the Andrews Labor Government. Labor’s Local Government Minister Adem Somyurek was asked in Parliament this week to explain why a review into rates fails to address the number one issue facing farmers: the unfair rates cap.…

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Constituency Question : Random House

1 May 2019:   Mr Walsh My constituency question is to the Minister for Disability Ageing and Carers and it is on behalf of the Rochester community and follows on from a number of letters over the last 18 months requesting that the Andrews government do something about the deteriorating condition of Random House in Rochester.…

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Adjournment : Cross Border Policing

Adjournment : Cross Border Policing 1 May 2019 : Mr Walsh My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Police and Emergency Services and the action I seek from the minister for police is that she urgently bring together the relevant ministers and senior police to ensure that cross-border policing issues are resolved into the…

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Liberal Nationals put up motion to fix farm trespass laws

Wednesday 1 May 2019   Victorian Parliament will today debate the Liberal Nationals’ motion to fix farm trespass laws. Our farmers are the backbone of the Victorian economy but their critical work producing our state’s food and fibre is being relentlessly attacked by law-breaking activists who don’t care about the damage they’re inflicting on ethical…

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Liberal Nationals establish inquiry to fix farm trespass laws

Wednesday 1 May 2019   A parliamentary inquiry to fix farm trespass laws and better protect Victorian farmers will be established after a strong community-driven campaign supported by the Liberal Nationals. The Liberal Nationals proposed the inquiry after calls from farmers and communities to strengthen laws and better protect farmers against extreme activists illegally entering…

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Sea Lake Mallee Rally must continue

Wednesday 1 May 2019   Premier Daniel Andrews is under pressure to resolve problems community groups are facing to comply with cultural heritage assessments following the cancellation of an iconic regional event. The Sea Lake Off Road Club was forced to cancel the 2019 Mallee Rally after they were told they would not be granted…

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Condolences: Ross Powell and Andrew Powell

Condolences: Ross Powell and Andrew Powell 30 April 2019 : Mr Walsh I join the condolence for the tragic death of father and son Ross and Andrew Powell of Port Campbell. Easter was going to be a celebration time for the Powell family. They were gathering together because there was a succession in the farm.…

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Condolences – Sri Lanka Attacks

Condolences – Sri Lanka Attacks 30 April 2019 :   Mr Walsh   I rise to support the condolence motion of the Premier and grieve with the Sri Lankan community particularly with those from the Sri Lankan community who are in the gallery today. We acknowledge them for coming along and supporting their community. Easter Sunday is supposed…

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