Election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker

7th March 2017   Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – As you would know respect for the Speaker is something that has to be earned; it is not just a given. I must say that at this stage I am struggling – – Honourable members interjecting. The SPEAKER – Order! Members on my right! Mr WALSH – I am struggling to see that that…

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Business of the House – Program

7th March 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to support the manager of opposition business in his opposition to the government business program. In doing that can I say the most urgent issue before this house is dealing with the rorting by the previous Speaker and previous Deputy Speaker. Leave was refused for a motion…

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Election of Speaker

7th March 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I have the privilege of seconding the nomination of the member for Evelyn for the position. As all honourable members who have any decency would know there is a crisis of confidence in the very democracy that our forefathers and our foremothers died to protect. For the first time…

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Adjournment – Water Policy

Thursday 23rd February 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – (12 303) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Water. I call on the minister to conduct a formal review of the carryover rules for water in northern Victoria so that Victorian irrigators do not continue to have their annual allocation reduced by the outcomes of those current…

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Shadow Ministry

Thursday 9th February 2017   Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I would just like to inform the house of some changes to the shadow ministry. I welcome the member for Lowan to the shadow ministry and she will have the portfolios of mental health consumer affairs and seniors. The member for Gippsland East will continue with the…

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Adjournment – Business of the House

Thursday 9th February 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – Despite the urging from the member for Bendigo East we do not support this motion and we will not be supporting this motion. I think the manager of opposition business put the case very very clearly around precedents of law and history as to why this motion should…

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