Victorian Nationals announce landmark Zero to Landfill environmental policy

In the largest environmental overhaul in Victoria in decades, a Victorian Liberal Nationals government has committed to ending household waste being sent to Victorian landfill by 2035. This visionary Zero to Landfill policy will bring energy-from-waste technology currently being used in central Paris, Amsterdam, Germany and Singapore to Victoria along with reforms to recycling. Large…

Walsh calls out the Solar Rebate debacle

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has criticised the Andrews Labor Government for its inept management of the solar panel package that provided up to $2,225 to support the installation of solar panels. Mr Walsh said Daniel Andrews had thrown well-intentioned people into financial stress because his government  did not…

Have Your Say On Surging Energy Prices

Wednesday 15th November 2017 Labor’s Minister in Denial –  Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio today continued her incompetent defence of the impact of surging energy prices to families and businesses across Victoria. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that in a response to a question in parliament regarding the rising…

Grievances – Energy Policy

18 October 2017 Debate resumed. Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I compliment the member for Essendon on his contribution. It is amazing how empty vessels make the most noise. It was certainly 15 minutes of an empty vessel up there. The fact that he protesteth too loud about the member for Kew obviously shows that those on that…

Keeping the lights on in Victoria

Thursday 14 September 2017   Statement from Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh The closure of Hazelwood Power Station this year saw the loss of 750 jobs and Victoria’s baseload energy capacity drop by 22 per cent. Increases to average annual power bills for homes and businesses have been far worse than the Andrews Labor…

Regional councils struggling to meet roads costs

Tuesday 15 August 2017   Country Victorians are wearing the costs of the Andrews Labor Government’s cuts to country roads funding. The parliamentary Inquiry into the Sustainability and Operational Challenges of Victoria’s Rural and Regional Councils heard today that country councils are struggling to meet the high costs of maintaining their roads network. Giving evidence…

Blackouts Predicted in Murray Plains Electorate

Friday 28th July  2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh says that Daniel Andrews’ closure of Hazelwood Power Station threatens to cause blackouts in the Murray Plains electorate this summer. As the first summer without Hazelwood approaches experts predict Victoria will not be able to generate enough baseload energy to…