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Meet Peter Crisp

Peter Crisp is an Australian politician and member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 2006. He was formerly a Wentworth Shire Councillor.

Peter holds an engineering degree from Ballarat University and was a horticulturist and milk distributor prior to entering politics. He also served as the Chairman of the Sunraysia Citrus Growers, and was on the board of the Australian Citrus Growers.

Peter came to prominence as the chairman of the Save the Food Bowl Alliance, a community group opposed to the Bracks Government plans to build a toxic waste dump at Nowingi, in north-west Victoria.

He resigned his position as chairman after winning National Party pre-selection for the local seat of Mildura, contesting the seat against the Independent incumbent.

In January 2007 the Labor Government abandoned plans to build the Nowingi waste dump after an Environmental Effects Statement recommended against the proposal, as well as acknowledging overwhelming community opposition.

Peter was the Nationals spokesperson for Public Transport and Major Projects from 2006 until February 2008 when the Nationals and Liberals entered into Coalition.

In 2010 Peter again ran for the seat of Mildura and was successful. He became a member of the Victorian Government and was The National Party Whip until 2014 when he became Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Development.

2014 saw Peter retain the seat of Mildura for the third term.

He is married with three children.

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