Election of Deputy Speaker

7th March 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I have great pleasure to move: That the member for Mildura be appointed Deputy Speaker of this house. Honourable members interjecting. The SPEAKER – Order! Members on my right! We need to proceed with this election on the basis of silence respect to members and courtesy extended to all members…

Election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker

7th March 2017   Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – As you would know respect for the Speaker is something that has to be earned; it is not just a given. I must say that at this stage I am struggling – – Honourable members interjecting. The SPEAKER – Order! Members on my right! Mr WALSH – I am struggling to see that that…

Business of the House – Program

7th March 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to support the manager of opposition business in his opposition to the government business program. In doing that can I say the most urgent issue before this house is dealing with the rorting by the previous Speaker and previous Deputy Speaker. Leave was refused for a motion…

Invitation To Parliament House

Friday 3rd March 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh  has issued an invitation to the constituents of the Murray Plains Electorate to visit Parliament House for the Open Day on Sunday 19 March 2017 between 10.30 am and 3.30 pm. “This is great opportunity for people to have a…

Adjournment – Water Policy

Thursday 23rd February 2017 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – (12 303) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Water. I call on the minister to conduct a formal review of the carryover rules for water in northern Victoria so that Victorian irrigators do not continue to have their annual allocation reduced by the outcomes of those current…

Letter to the Editor – Bills Introduced to Parliament

Monday 13th February 2017 To the editor Last week four  Bills were introduced to the Victorian Parliament which may be of interest to Murray Plains residents. Of great importance to regional Victorians is the Country Fire Authority Amendment (Protecting Volunteer Firefighters) Bill 2016 introduced by the Liberal Nationals Coalition in the Legislative Council this week.…

Shadow Ministry

Thursday 9th February 2017   Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I would just like to inform the house of some changes to the shadow ministry. I welcome the member for Lowan to the shadow ministry and she will have the portfolios of mental health consumer affairs and seniors. The member for Gippsland East will continue with the…

Labor fails to deliver sustainable hunting plan

Thursday 10 November 2016 Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford today failed to explain why the State Government’s long-promised plan for hunting in Victoria is not being released. In question time today The Nationals’ new Member for Northern Victoria Luke O’Sullivan asked Minister Pulford to explain the five month delay in the release of the Sustainable Hunting…

Bills Introduced to Victorian Parliament

Sunday 16 October 2016 Dear Editor Bills introduced to Victorian Parliament week ending October 14 2016 Last week five Bills were introduced to the Victorian Parliament which may be of interest to Murray Plains electorate residents. The Bills are as follows: “¢ Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 “¢ State Taxation Acts Further Amendment Bill 2016…