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Happy 160th anniversary MDHS, let’s celebrate with a refresh

18 March 2016

Member for Ripon Louise Staley joined the Board, staff, volunteers and supporters to celebrate the 160th anniversary of Maryborough and District Health Service.

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Victory for Dunolly residents as Andrews Government backflips on supported playgroup rules

18 February 2016

Ripon MP Louise Staley has welcomed news that the Andrews Government has finally buckled to strong public pressure and has abandoned their ill-conceived push to restrict supported playgroups places to only healthcare holders.

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More full-time job losses across north-west Victoria

17 December 2015

Official figures released today again highlight the Andrews Labor Government’s broken promise to create full-time jobs in the north-west region.

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More support needed for local farmers and meat industry

16 December 2015

Ripon MP Louise Staley has vowed to continue her support for pig farmers and the local meat industry in light of the recent outrageous report by the World Health Organisation, which tried to class bacon and other processed meats as a group one carcinogenic.

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Fire Services Levy soars under Labor

27 November 2015

Home owners, businesses and farmers will face large increases in their property based Fire Services Levy (FSL) as a direct result of the Labor State Budget.

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Mobile towers announced for regional Victoria

27 November 2015

Local residents in the Wimmera and Pyrenees will soon have better phone coverage with the construction of 109 new or upgraded mobile towers across Victoria.

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Family violence funding must be restored

16 October 2015

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has criticised the Andrews Government for scrapping family violence funding for the popular Act@Work Program.

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Local campaign pays off

17 August 2015

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has welcomed the State Governments announcement to support the Murray Basin rail project, marking the successful end of an intense two year local campaign by Ms Staley to get local freight rail lines standardised.

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Ripon manufacturing ripe for the picking

22 June 2015

Member for Louise Staley today met with a number of local businesses across the electorate to gauge the current health of Ripon’s export industry.

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Labor must fund Community Health Centre for Ararat

26 May 2015

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has reignited the campaign for a new community health centre in Ararat. Ms Staley today hosted Shadow Health Minister Mary Wooldridge and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Health Margaret Fitzherbert in Ararat where the future of this crucial project was discussed with East Grampians Health...

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