Labor’s funding cuts threaten Landcare jobs

Victoria’s Landcare networks could be forced to lay off their facilitators next year after the Andrews Labor Government failed to fund the positions. The news comes as Landcare marks its 30th anniversary as a national organisation this week. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said The Nationals and Liberals first…

Labor must park its plan to lock up more public land

Bush users have converged on State Parliament today against a plan to lock up more of Victoria’s public land. More than 77,000 hectares of public land will be locked up if the Andrews Labor Government adopts recommendations from the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council’s Central West Investigation final report. Leader of The Nationals and Member for…

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…

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…