Agriculture Infrastructure Fund

2 August Regional Victorians will not be fooled by the Andrews Labor Government’s attempt to bribe them with the scraps off the table from the sale of the Port of Melbourne. The Port of Melbourne was built off the back of farmers and exporters and the Melbourne focused Labor Government are again short changing regional…

Daniel Andrews’ Holiday Plan To Cost Victoria $1 Billion

8 July 2015 A Regulatory Impact  Statement  prepared by Price Waterhouse Coopers and released this week has confirmed what all Victorian businesses and service providers already knew – the estimated costs of the new public holidays outweigh the benefits. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said The Regulatory Impact  Statement…

Swan Hill Women’s Forum With Local MP

7 July 2015 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains today hosted a roundtable discussion with community and business women of Swan Hill.  Mr Walsh said that as a general rule most of the  meetings he attends across the state are attended by men.  He said he has initiated women’s forums across…

Echuca Education Hub

25 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – The adjournment matter I raise is for the Minister for Education. It refers to the proposed Echuca schools regeneration project which will bring together Echuca Specialist School Echuca South Primary School and Echuca West Primary School on a single site. I ask the minister to receive a deputation from…

Country Roads – All Talk No Action

24 June 2015 The all talk no action Melbourne Labor government has released yet another review this time asking the public to share their views on road safety. The government wants you to attend community consultations or provide online feedback on its towardszero website. The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains said…

Labor’s port proposal a dud deal for Victorians

23 June 2015 The Liberal-Nationals Coalition cannot support the Melbourne Labor Government’s proposed sale of the Port of Melbourne in its current form. It is a dud deal for Victorians particularly country Victorians and would damage the competitiveness of our export sector. Victoria is the freight and logistics capital of Australia with the Port of…

Reduction of Mental Health Resource is Perilous

23 June 2015 The Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has thrown down the gauntlet to the Melbourne Labor Government to continue the funding of a generalist youth mental health counsellor position at Swan Hill..   In State Parliament today Mr Walsh put a question to the Minister for Mental Health The Hon Martin Foley…

Walsh urges Labor to put ice funding into Echuca

Member for Murray Plains and Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh has urged the Melbourne Labor Government to fund specific services into Echuca to combat the impact of ice amphetamine on our community. The Andrews Government announced its Ice Action Plan of $45.5m on 4th March 2015 and Mr Walsh is asking that funding be…