Energy Relief Off Labor’s Small Business Agenda

Thursday 9th March 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that relief on skyrocketing gas and electricity prices for regional small businesses has been pushed to the backburner by the Andrews Government. Small Business Minister Philip Dalidakis refused to answer questions in Parliament today on whether his department was…

Regional Achievement Awards Now Open

4 May 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is inviting the community to nominate local high achievers for the Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards. Mr Walsh said the awards encourage and reward the valuable contribution individuals businesses groups and organisations are making in regional and rural Victoria. “They…

Labor backs eBay over Victoria’s rural businesses

Wednesday 4 January 2016   Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford is beefing up the pockets of global corporations over Victorian small business as she implements her go-it-alone eID scheme Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh has said. Ms Pulford told The Weekly Times today: “there is no requirement to buy gear other than subsidised electronic tags…

Swan Hill Businesses Say Holiday Will Cost Them

25 September 2015 Swan Hill businesses are overwhelmingly opposed to the introduction of Melbourne Labor’s AFL grand final parade public holiday a new survey has found. The survey published on the website of Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh shows the holiday will be costly for local businesses. “The Grand…

Public Holiday Survey

7 September 2015 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh wants to know the electorate view on the public holiday that nobody really wants. The Melbourne Labor Government has declared a Grand Final eve public holiday on Friday 2nd October. This holiday will cost Victoria about $1b in lost productivity and…

twistED — science at play

4 August 2015 – Member’s Statement  Mr WALSH – An exciting new family attraction in Echuca twistED – science at play has been designed for the curious of all ages to challenge minds and spark curiosity with science play. The centre opened just four months ago and last week won first place in the new tourism category of…

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…

Regional and Rural Infrastructure Funding

24 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to make a contribution on the matter of public importance proposed in my name. It is disappointing that The Nationals have to raise this matter of public importance. Leading up to the last election the Premier then the Leader of the Opposition constantly talked about the fact…