More Swan Hill Families Waiting for Housing Under Labor

17 November 2015 The number of families waiting for public housing in Swan Hill has already increased under the Melbourne Labor Government with 328 people now on the waiting list. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said quarterly figures silently put online by the government showed a disturbing trend with…

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Walsh Calls For A Start On Warren Street Roundabout

12 November 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has used an adjournment debate in State Parliament this week to ask the Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan for a start date on the Murray Valley Highway and Warren St roundabout. “The intersection is an important gateway connecting communities and businesses…

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Second Reading – Fisheries Amendment Bill

12 November 2015 – Debate resumed from 22 October; motion of Mr PAKULA (Attorney-General). Opposition amendment circulated by Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) under standing orders. Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I will make the lead speaker contribution on the Fisheries Amendment Bill 2015. As is set out in the bill the purpose of this bill is to phase out net…

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Walsh urges Premier to visit drought affected towns

Thursday 12 November 2015 Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh has used an adjournment in Parliament to urge Daniel Andrews to visit drought-affected farming areas in the Wimmera and southern Mallee. Mr Walsh told Parliament that while Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford had visited the Premier should do the same to gain a first-hand insight into…

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Adjournment – Drought Assistance

11 November 2015 –  Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – My adjournment issue tonight is for the Premier. The action I seek from the Premier is to have him visit the drought-affected areas of Victoria in the southern Mallee and the Wimmera. In asking the Premier to come I acknowledge that the Minister for Agriculture has visited twice…

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Country MPs unable to attend start of Parliament today

Wednesday 11 November 2015 Country-based Liberal-Nationals MPs were unable to make it back in time for the start of Parliament today after travelling to Remembrance Day services in their local electorates. Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh said the Andrews Labor Government had scheduled a sitting day of Parliament on Remembrance Day with a delayed…

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Budget Blowout

9 November 2015   Dear Editor   It has taken Daniel Andrews and Tim Pallas less than a year to blow the budget and put Victoria into deficit. Confirmation came from the Auditor General last week who belled the cat on Labor’s attempt to prop up its budget with federal East West Link funds –…

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Innovative Women’s Scholarship Program Now Open

9 November 2015 Women serving on the boards across Victoria can now apply for one of 34 scholarships to build their leadership capacity and boost their skills Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said today. Applications are now open for the Victorian Women’s Governance Scholarship Program – an initiative that…

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Kyabram Shines in Sport Again

 5 November 2015 The high standard consistently set by the sporting sector of Kyabram has shone through again in Victoria’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards. Member for Murray Plains and Leader of the Nationals Peter Walsh said he was thrilled to see that Kyabram’s Peter Tindale has been named in the 24 finalists chosen from…

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Walsh Pledges Support To Volunteer Firefighters

2 November 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh joined with volunteer firefighters at Cohuna today to support their entitlement to assistance under any future presumptive legislation. Mr Walsh called on Premier Daniel Andrews to deliver legislation that does not discriminate against the men and women in Victoria’s volunteer brigades…

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