Volunteer Emergency Service Grants Available

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging local emergency service organisations to apply for funding through the 2019-20 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP). Mr Walsh said the program was open to the Country Fire Authority and Victorian State Emergency Services. “Volunteer emergency services carry out a crucial role…

Questions Without Notice – Vic Bushfires

Questions Without Notice – Vic Bushfires 5 March 2019 Mr Walsh :  There was a 10-hour delay in accessing critical firefighting machinery from a particular harvest and haul contractor. Given the ongoing nature of these protests I ask the Premier: what steps are being taken by the government to ensure that critical firefighting equipment supplied…

Commemorations – 2009 Bushfires

Commemorations – 2009 Bushfires 6 February 2019 Mr Walsh :  I rise to support the condolence motion moved by the Premier for the 2009 bushfires. As has already been said the 2009 bushfires are more than Black Saturday. There were fires before Black Saturday and obviously there were fires for a long time after Black…

CFA volunteers gagged in new low from Labor

Wednesday 22 November 2017 Funding for CFA’s main communication tool to volunteers Fire Wise will be reinstated under a Liberal Nationals Government Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains said today. The publication which began in 1947 and is distributed to 1300 brigades was suddenly cancelled last week without explanation or consultation. Mr…

LOCAL GROUPS BENEFIT FROM EMERGENCY SERVICES GRANTS

Tuesday 21st November 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has congratulated local emergency volunteer groups who received funding as part of the 2017-18 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP). Emergency volunteer groups in the Murray Plains Electorate include : Kerang CFA  ($29 769.00) Lalbert CFA  ($1 333.00) Quambatook CFA…

GROUPS BENEFIT FROM EMERGENCY SERVICES GRANTS

Tuesday 21st November 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has congratulated local emergency volunteer groups who received funding as part of the 2017-18 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP). Emergency volunteer groups in the Murray Plains Electorate include : Bamawm Extension CFA  ($170 000) Echuca SES ($1 263) Leitchville…

Red Cross Recruiting across Campaspe Region

Tuesday 10 October 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that Australian Red Cross welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds to apply and provides extensive training and development opportunities for new volunteers. “Red Cross is recruiting across the region now so it’s a great time for people to…

Equipment Grant Boosts Kerang Emergency Services

Tuesday 6th June 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh congratulated the Kerang SES unit  on its successful application to the Emergency Services Volunteers Sustainability Grant Program (ESVS) The fully volunteer unit has been allocated $16 271.32 to improve its facilities with concreting yard works and new storage. The ESVP…

Harriet Shing too busy to act on wild dogs

Wednesday 5 April 2017   The Andrews Labor Government’s bungled management of Victoria’s Wild Dog Control program has gone from bad to worse as wild dog numbers and attacks on livestock increase. “Wild dogs are a significant challenge for North East and far East Gippsland livestock farmers and feeble excuses from Labor’s local MP Harriet…

No certainty for Vic forestry jobs

Wednesday 22 February 2017   The Andrews Government’s hostility toward Victoria’s forestry industry will bleed jobs Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh has said. Mr Walsh said workers at two major forestry businesses in East Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley would be devastated at Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford’s failure to commit to doing anything to…