Port of Melbourne Charges

25 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – Like many of my colleagues I have been consulting with users of the Melbourne container port. A very important part of the port is the containerised grain trade particularly for high-value crops like lentils chickpeas and fava beans as well as for the export of cereals in containers. In…

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Regional and Rural Infrastructure Funding

24 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to make a contribution on the matter of public importance proposed in my name. It is disappointing that The Nationals have to raise this matter of public importance. Leading up to the last election the Premier then the Leader of the Opposition constantly talked about the fact…

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Swan Hill Generalist Youth Health Counsellor Position

23 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – (Question 324) My question is to the Minister for Mental Health. The Swan Hill Rural City Council and the Swan Hill community have been advised by the Department of Health and Human Services that the Swan Hill generalist youth health counsellor position will cease at 30 June 2015. Given that the…

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Grievances – Government Performance

10 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to join the grievance debate. I grieve for all Victorians but I particularly grieve for country Victorians. I grieve because we have a dysfunctional government that is only interested in infighting in factional deals in rewarding factional mates and in being given its marching orders by its…

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Condolences Hon John Hamilton Simson

10 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise also to speak on the condolence motion for John Hamilton Simpson. I congratulate the current member for Niddrie for doing such a great job in his contribution on a previous member for Niddrie. We always learn more about members who we do not know personally when we…

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