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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Liberals plan to stamp out violent re-offending

12 April 2017

Member for Ripon Louise Staley says a future Liberal Government is committed to making Victoria safe again following the release of the State Opposition’s plan to crack down on violent reoffenders by introducing statutory minimum jail terms for criminals who are found guilty of a second offence.

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Liberals deliver natural gas to Avoca

12 April 2017

Member for Ripon, Louise Staley has celebrated the opening of the extension of natural gas to Avoca as a great day for the town.

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Ombudsman Clear to Investigate Daniel Andrews Rorting

12 April 2017

Member for Ripon, Louise Staley has welcomed the decision by the High Court to throw out Daniel Andrews latest attempt to prevent an investigation into the misuse of taxpayer-funded staff to help Labor’s election campaign in 2014.

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Ripon facing an energy crisis

12 April 2017

The Hazelwood Power Station has been shut down due to policy decisions by the Andrews Labor Government. Hazelwood represents 22 per cent of Victoria’s power generation and 1000 jobs, providing affordable and reliable power to homes and businesses.

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Central Goldfields region leading the fight against family violence

30 March 2017

Ripon MP Louise Staley has praised Maryborough Health Services for helping to spread an anti-domestic violence message in Dunolly, whilst pressure mounts on the Andrews Government to follow the communities lead and beef up local police resources.

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jobs crisis worsens under Labor

30 March 2017

Official figures show that Ripon has lost 4,745 full-time jobs since Daniel Andrews came to office in December 2014.

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Labor at war with itself over CFA

30 March 2017

Former Labor Premiers Steve Bracks and John Brumby have both expressed their bewilderment to Labor colleagues about Daniel Andrews handling of the CFA crises.

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Local Health Campaign Delivers at Last

06 March 2017

Local Health Campaign delivers at last   Member for Ripon Louise Staley has welcomed the building of a new community health facility for Ararat, with the announcement delivering on of one of her major campaign promises.

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Premiers Stawell trip just a talkfest

06 March 2017

Premier’s trip a talkfest Daniel Andrews failed to provide any new answers to fix the growing jobs crisis during talkfests in Ararat and Stawell on Friday.  

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Andrews Government Must Fix Stawell Tyre Pile

24 February 2017

Ripon MP Louise Staley has called on the Andrews Government to listen to the Stawell Community and take action on the Stawell Tyre Dump.  

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