Walsh plays local card in Parliament

February 09, 2018

Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh delivers neighbourhood house postcards to the Parliament of Victoria.

MEMBER for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has delivered hundreds of postcards signed by local people to the Parliament of Victoria in support of regional neighbourhood houses.

The postcards are part of a campaign by Neighbourhood Houses Victoria to have the State Government deliver on its 2014 election commitment to provide increased funding support to neighbourhood houses.

“Our neighbourhood houses offer fantastic services across the Murray Plains electorate including adult education, social support and as agencies for some government departments,” Mr Walsh said.

“They do a great job responding to local community needs, often in trying circumstances and with a very limited budget.

“Before the last election Daniel Andrews promised to increase funding to neighbourhood houses, but after three years the promise of more money has eventuated as hollow lip service.

“Staff, volunteers and visitors to local neighbourhood houses have realised they’ve been duped.

“This is yet another example of Daniel Andrews ignoring country Victoria. He has abandoned many vulnerable rural people and turned his back on the great work that neighbourhood and community houses deliver into country communities.”

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