Media Releases

Daniel Andrews rips off country taxi users

07 September 2016

Ripon MP, Louise Staley has accused the Andrews Labor Government of ripping off country taxi passengers, who face a hike in taxi fees to fund the legalisation of Uber in Melbourne.

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Gagging Liberal MP’s will not end CFA dispute

25 August 2016

Ripon MP, Louise Staley has warned the Andrews Government that stopping local MP’s from speaking at CFA functions will not end the State Government's dispute with the CFA.

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Ararat Freight Hub is 18 months overdue

15 August 2016

Ripon MP Louise Staley has slammed the Andrews Government for dragging its heels on the Ararat Freight Hub project.

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Liberals to invest $20 million on rural level crossings

11 August 2016

Member for Ripon, Louise Staley will fight to ensure all level crossings on the reopening Maryborough-Ararat Railway line are upgraded as part of the Victorian Liberals $20 Million commitment to make level crossings safer.

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Ambulance figures blow out in Ripon

05 August 2016

Ripon MP Louise Staley has called on the State Government to take action following another blowout in Ambulance response times.

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Victoria will be a more expensive place to live from tomorrow

30 June 2016

Ripon MP Louise Staley has said Lucas, Miners Rest, Mitchell Park and other areas in the City of Ballarat region are going to be more expensive places to live from tomorrow due to the Andrews Labor Government increasing a whole range of government fees, fines and charges as of July...

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Country crime rates continue to climb

16 June 2016

Ripon MP, Louise Staley has demanded the Andrews Government properly resource Victoria’s over-worked police officers as crime rates in the Central Goldfields region.

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Country Crime rates continue to climb

16 June 2016

Ripon MP, Louise Staley has demanded the Andrews Government properly resource Victoria’s over-worked police officers as crime rates continue to climb in the Ararat region.

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Consulting with communities about kinders for St Arnaud

14 June 2016

The State of local kindergarten and childcare services was on the agenda recently with Member for Ripon Louise Staley being joined by Shadow Minister for Families Georgie Crozier as they embarked on a series of visits to kindergartens in the St Arnaud region.

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Consulting with communities about kinders for Buloke

14 June 2016

The State of local kindergarten and childcare services was on the agenda recently with Member for Ripon Louise Staley being joined by Shadow Minister for Families Georgie Crozier as they embarked on a series of visits to kindergartens in the Buloke region.

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Ripon crime wave continues

16 June 2017

  Daniel Andrews’ soft approach to law and order is responsible for the continuing crime surge across much of Ripon according to Ripon MP Louise Staley.

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Daniel Andrews’ Ice Action Plan failing Ripon

11 June 2017

Ripon MP Louise Staley has described the Andrews Governments Ice Action Plan as a complete and utter failure after the release of recent statistics showing drug offences have dramatically increased.

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Ararat jobs crisis out of control

06 June 2017

Ararat Jobs Crisis still out of control   Member for Ripon Louise Staley has said the Andrews Government has failed to take any action against the growing unemployment crises in Ararat.  

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Local job losses continue under Daniel Andrews

29 May 2017

This month’s ABS regional jobs figures show the unemployment rate in regional Victoria has increased 5.4% to 5.7%  

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Fire Services Split Will Weaken CFA

19 May 2017

Ripon MP, Louise Staley has labelled the Andrews Government as irresponsible after the government split the CFA between volunteer and career firefighters with no consultation.  

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Ripon and Western Vic ripped off in port proceeds allocation

10 May 2017

Hidden away in the Victorian Government’s Budget Paper Number 10 is a disturbing admission that Daniel Andrews has already secretly allocated the entire $1 billion dollars in promised regional Port of Melbourne sale proceeds, but none is coming to Western Victoria.

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Louise Staley- Daniel Andrews ambushes CFA volunteers

09 May 2017

This week is National Volunteers Week and while Victorians are celebrating the generous contribution of CFA firefighters’ Daniel Andrews is planning to sell out volunteers by splitting the CFA.

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New figures show Daniel Andrews cut Code 1 Ambulance call-outs in Central Goldfields

02 May 2017

New figures from Ambulance Victoria about Central Goldfields reveal that there were 100 fewer Code 1 ambulance responses between January and March 2017 (141), compared to the same time in 2016 (241). This reflects a statewide trend, with a massive cut to the number of Code 1 ambulance responses.

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Staley welcomes country MP's Audit results being revealed

01 May 2017

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has been given the all-clear following an audit of country MPs allowances.   All country MP’s that utilise the second residence allowance provided extensive evidence to the audit following the Labor rorting scandal that has tarnished the careers of former Speaker Telmo Languillier and former...

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Lucas still in the dark over primary school

21 April 2017

Ripon MP Louise Staley has criticised the Andrews Government after announcing it would build the first stage of the Lucas Primary School but then failed to provide any details on when it will be built and how much funding was allocated in today’s state budget.  

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