Scholarships available for young farmers

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging young farmers to apply for a scholarship to help them build a productive and profitable career in agriculture. Mr Walsh said the Upskill and Invest Young Farmer Scholarship program provided young farmers under the age of 35 with funding for training or…

No rates relief for farmers, but doctors and lawyers get drought aid under Daniel Andrews

The Andrews Government’s decision to refuse council rate relief for struggling farmers while offering doctors, lawyers and public servants drought aid is an insult to farming families. In a weak performance at Parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC), Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes couldn’t even say how much of Labor’s drought assistance was actually…

Members Statement – Drought Assistance

Members Statement – Drought Assistance 9 February 2019 Mr Walsh :  I raise the plight of the dairy farmers in northern Victoria. Consumers take for granted the dairy products-the milk the cheese the yoghurt-they have in their supermarkets but every day dairy farming families have to live with the stress of trying to keep their…

Members Statement – Fruit Fly

Members Statement – Fruit Fly Thursday 20 September 2018 Fruit fly Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (09:42:37) – I want to raise the concerns of the fruitgrowers in my electorate who live and run businesses in the Gannawarra shire and those concerns are around fruit fly. Mildura Rural City Council and Swan Hill Rural City Council do very…

Adjournment Pest Animal and Weed Control

Adjournment Pest Animal and Weed Control Thursday 20 September 2018 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (17:06:37) – (15 037) My adjournment matter this afternoon is for the Minister for Agriculture. The action I seek from the minister is that she adopt the very sensible solution put forward by the Liberal-National parties recently to establish a dedicated invasive weeds and…

Zero Tolerance on School Bullying

Thursday 9th August 2018 The Nationals will have a zero tolerance approach to bullying in government schools if elected in November. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said a new anti-bullying program would be rolled out in all government schools across the Murray Plains electorate. Mr Walsh said the $15.3…