Water Minister Urged to Submit Mitiamo Application

Friday 8th March 2019 Water Minister Lisa Neville has been given the hurry up to submit the Mitiamo Pipeline project’s formal application for Commonwealth funding. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said he and his Federal colleague Damian Drum had ensured the Prime Minister Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Water Minister are all aware of…

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Constituency Question – Mitiamo Pipeline

Constituency Question – Mitiamo Pipeline 6 March 2019 Mr Walsh : My constituency question is to the Minister for Water and it is on behalf of the community of Mitiamo and district. That community wants the minister to submit the formal paperwork to the commonwealth for a commonwealth contribution to funding for the Mitiamo pipeline…

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Minister clueless on promised drought cash grants

Wednesday 6 March 2019   Agriculture Minister Jaclyn Symes failed to give even basic details on how the State’s Drought Hardship Support will roll out when questioned in State Parliament today. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath questioned Minister Symes after being inundated with calls from Gippsland farmers who are trying to access…

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Members Statement – Echuca Hospital Wellness Centre

Mr Walsh :  Very generous benefactors Geoff and Alex Kent in my electorate were prepared to donate $3 million to help achieve the vision of a wellness centre at the Echuca hospital particularly to treat cancer patients. They have had protracted discussions with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services about this donation and project.…

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Questions Without Notice – Vic Bushfires

Questions Without Notice – Vic Bushfires 5 March 2019 Mr Walsh :  There was a 10-hour delay in accessing critical firefighting machinery from a particular harvest and haul contractor. Given the ongoing nature of these protests I ask the Premier: what steps are being taken by the government to ensure that critical firefighting equipment supplied…

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Walsh Issues Invitation to Parliament House

Friday 1st March 2019 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has issued an invitation to the people of Murray Plains Electorate to visit Parliament House on Sunday 17th March 2019. “The Victorian Parliament is celebrating Cultural Diversity Week with an open day filled with music dancing and food from around…

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Grants Available to Support Country Cricket

Monday 25 February 2019 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging clubs to submit an application to the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund which is also open to councils and the Grassroots Cricket Fund. “The Grassroots Cricket Fund is open to clubs situated only in regional and rural areas with…

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Timber industry at tipping point after Dan’s delays

Friday 22 February 2019   Latrobe Valley timber contractors are furious the Andrews Labor Government continues to threaten the industry’s future by refusing to put out critical Timber Release Plans (TRPs). Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath and Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood were in Traralgon today to meet…

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Farmers bitterly disappointed by drought package

Friday 22 February 2019   The drought package announced by the Victorian Government today is a disappointing token gesture. The package is a long way short of what farmers have been calling for and what they were expecting. This is a $13 million band-aid and it’s grossly inadequate in the context of the catastrophic conditions…

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Question Without Notice – Timber Release Plan

Question Without Notice – Timber Release Plan 21st February 2019 Mr Walsh :  Premier in addition to the 4000 direct jobs in the sector that I have talked about there are a further 24 000 jobs in the construction and manufacturing sector that rely on the supply of Victorian timber. Why won’t your government act more…

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Daniel Andrews betrays Victoria’s timber industry again

Thursday 21 February 2019   Today in Parliament Daniel Andrews’ hypocrisy was on full display with his false claims that he isn’t playing politics with the future of Victoria’s timber workers. Thousands of jobs of harvest and haulage contractors and sawmill workers have been in limbo for months while Daniel Andrews plays games with Timber…

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