Media Releases

Jobs drought continues in North West

30 August 2017

Member for Ripon, Louise Staley says drastic action is needed to reverse Daniel Andrew’s jobs disappearing act in North West Victoria.

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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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11 year campaign pays off for Charlton

03 November 2017

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has congratulated the Charlton community on its lengthy and successful campaign to attract funding for the Charlton 2020 project.

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Liberals on shore gas policy will drive down gas prices

09 October 2017

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has hailed the Liberals on Shore Gas Policy as a win for farmers, and those struggling to pay high gas bills. A Liberal Government will legislate to allow onshore conventional gas exploration and production in Victoria on a case-by-case basis while maintaining the current ban...

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Ripon crime tsunami rolls on under Daniel Andrews

28 September 2017

Ripon crime tsunami rolls on under Daniel Andrews   Daniel Andrews’ irresponsible approach to law and order is putting residents at risk in Ripon, says Ripon MP Louise Staley. The latest figures from the Crime Statistics Agency have shown that the rise of crime in Ripon has continued.

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Jobs continue to vanish in North West region under Labor

22 September 2017

Ripon MP Louise Staley says it is wrong of the Andrews Government to celebrate rising jobs in regional Victoria while the employment situation in North West Victoria is so poor. This month’s ABS regional jobs figures in North West region (including Ararat, Stawell, St Arnaud, Charlton and Donald) shows that...

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Ararat and Stawell Population in the spotlight

11 September 2017

Ripon MP Louise Staley will be hosting a community forum looking at the best way to manage Ararat and Stawell’s population growth opportunities heading towards 2050. Victorian Liberal Leader Matthew Guy launched the Victorian Population Taskforce in 2016 and an interim report was published earlier this year.

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Jobs drought continues in North West

30 August 2017

Member for Ripon, Louise Staley says drastic action is needed to reverse Daniel Andrew’s jobs disappearing act in North West Victoria.

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Parliamentary report into Fire Services legislation

18 August 2017

Ripon MP Louise Staley has welcomed news that a Parliamentary Committee has recommended the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) be referred for investigation for interfering in an inquiry into Victoria’s fire services.

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Liberals commit $1.2 Million to redevelop Donald Stadium

18 August 2017

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has welcomed an announcement by Opposition Leader Matthew Guy that an elected Liberal Government would commit $1.2 million to fund the long awaited upgrade of the Donald Community Precinct.

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Murray Basin Rail a big win for Ripon

04 August 2017

Ripon MP, Louise Staley has welcomed the beginning of rail upgrades as part of stage 2 of the $440 Million Murray Basin Rail Project.

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No jobs for young people in Ballarat region under Daniel Andrews

27 July 2017

Thursday 27th July 2017 No jobs for young people in Ballarat region under Daniel Andrews Ripon MP, Louise Staley has called on the Andrews Government to help nurture more job opportunities for young people following the release of the latest ABS data revealing full-time jobs for youth had gone backwards...

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