LETTER TO THE EDITOR- Re: State Budget

Dear Editor, Next week’s 2020-21 Victorian State Budget is a critical chance to lay out a plan to restore Victorians’ lives and livelihoods. The lessons of 2020 have created unique opportunities for regional Victoria. Enforced working from home has showed us it’s possible to have a job in the city, while living in the country.…

APPROPRIATION (2016–2017) BILL 2016

3 May 2016 Second reading Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to make a contribution on the Appropriation (2016–2017) Bill 2016. The way I would couch this budget is as the budget of broken promises. The Premier was on the record unequivocally saying there would be no new taxes and no new tax increases under his…

Echuca School Merger – Do The Sums Add Up

27 April 2016 The merging of Echuca Specialist School Echuca South Primary School and Echuca West Primary School took another step towards its long-awaited development with $11 million allocated to the project in today’s State Budget. The Budget includes $4.9 million to be spent in the 2016-17 financial year with $6 million to come the…

Budget Promises Big But Delivers Little

27 April 2016 Budget promises big but delivers little Today’s State Budget shows that the further you live from Melbourne the less you’ll get from the Andrews Labor Government. The 2016/17 Budget makes some big promises but actually delivers little. It will make almost no positive difference to the lives of rural and regional Victorians…

New School Tops Budget Wish List – Walsh

26 April 2016 The Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has listed the $25m new school redevelopment in Echuca West as his top priority for the upcoming State Budget. The new school will bring together Echuca Specialist School Echuca South Primary School and Echuca West Primary School onto a single greenfield…