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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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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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More jobs down the drain in North West Victorian under Daniel Andrews

20 April 2017

Ripon MP Louise Staley says the latest job losses in the North West Victoria Region is proof that the Andrews Government has given up on fixing the region’s unemployment crisis.   The latest ABS data reveals that the North West Victoria Region (including Ararat, Stawell, St Arnaud, Charlton and Donald)...

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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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Less talk and more action on Big Hill

24 February 2017

Ripon MP Louise Staley has condemned the State Government for failing to come up with a solution for the future of Stawell’s Big Hill Mine.

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Staley calls on State Government to reinstate planning permit of stalled Western Highway duplication project

23 February 2017

Ripon MP Louise Staley has criticised the Andrews Government for allowing the crucial Western Highway duplication to stall after allowing the planning permit lapse in 2015.  

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Daniel Andrews unfair tax on country taxi users

23 February 2017

The Andrews Government today introduced legislation that will see a $2 tax on every taxi ride, Uber trip or other ride-sharing service across Victoria.  

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Enough is Enough: No More Sex Offenders for Ararat.

21 February 2017

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has called on the Andrews Labor Government to abandon plans to build a new secure sex offenders centre in Ripon.    

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Union to focus on CFA takeover bid following new pay deal with Andrews Government

21 February 2017

Union to focus on CFA takeover bid following new pay deal with Andrews Government   Member for Ripon Louise Staley has warned that the United Firefighters Union is free to continue its campaign to take control of the CFA after completing a grubby pay deal with the Andrews Government.

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Stawell Residents call for Andrews Government to fix tyre mess

21 February 2017

Just under 1000 Stawell Residents have called on the Andrews Government to stop holding up action at the Stawell Tyre Dump.  

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Liberal Nationals introduce Bill to protect CFA volunteers

21 February 2017

Liberal Nationals introduce Bill to protect CFA volunteers While Daniel Andrews continues to wage war with our volunteer firefighters, the Liberal Nationals today introduced legislation to protect them.

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Ambulance response times continue to blow out in Ararat

21 February 2017

Ripon MP Louise Staley has called on the Andrews Government to urgently address growing Ambulance response times before they spiral out of control.  

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CFA Volunteer Numbers Plummet

21 February 2017

Communities at risk as CFA Volunteer numbers plummet   Ripon MP, Louise Staley has hit out at the Andrews Government for driving away CFA Volunteers and leaving local communities at risk.  

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Andrews Caught Lieing As Electricty Bills Soar

21 February 2017

Friday 20th January 2016 Andrews caught out as electricity prices skyrocket   Electricity prices are now confirmed to go up by around 10%, a big increase on Daniel Andrews previously announced figure of 4%.   The news follows Daniel Andrews new tax which forced the Hazelwood Power Station to close...

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Regional Victoria falls further behind Melbourne as GDP Growth plummets under Daniel Andrews

22 December 2016

Member for Ripon Louise Staley says a new report shows that Daniel Andrews Melbourne centric policies are dividing the State of Victoria.

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Lucas community repeats plea to government for a new primary school

18 November 2016

Today Louise Staley, State Member for Ripon, welcomed Nick Wakeling, Shadow Minister for Education, to Lucas where they discussed the need for a new government primary school in the community.

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Daniel Andrews must leave the Skycrane alone.

03 November 2016

  Member for Ripon Louise Staley has called on the Andrews Government to urgently reverse its decision of pulling the Erickson Skycrane out from its summer base at Ballarat Airport and relocating it to Melbourne.

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Crime rates continue to surge in Ararat

03 November 2016

This morning the Crime Statistics Agency released its annual report revealing that the number of offences recorded by police in the year to 30 June 2016 was 535,826. This is up 13.4% from the same period last year.

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Western Victorian jobs crisis grows under Daniel Andrews

03 November 2016

New ABS data released yesterday paints a terrible picture of the widespread neglect by the Andrews Labor Government of Western Victoria. (source ABS 6291.0.55.001 Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery)

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Dan’s Public Holiday whacking economy and jobs

02 November 2016

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has called on Daniel Andrews to release local businesses from his AFL Grand Final Eve Public Holiday stranglehold.

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Liberals fuel price inquiry for regional Victoria

02 November 2016

Victorian Liberal MPs have successfully moved for Victoria’s Parliament to conduct an inquiry into regional fuel prices.

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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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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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Sacking of CFA board ultimate betrayal to country Victoria

14 June 2016

Ripon MP, Louise Staley has condemned Premier Daniel Andrews sacking of the CFA Board as the ultimate betrayal to country Victorians.

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Sport Clubs in Ripon receive funding to get more people physically active

02 June 2016

Sporting and recreation clubs across Ripon have received a share in almost $1 million in the latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants, to help get Victorians more physically active.

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Lowering speed limit will not fix broken roads

16 May 2016

Ripon MP Louise Staley has slammed the Andrews Labor Government for failing to fund rural roads and instead proposing the lowering of speed limits.

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Local Bridges struggling under Daniel Andrews

13 May 2016

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has called on the Andrews Government to recommit State Government funding to the former Country Roads and Bridges Program which was introduced by the previous Coalition Government; following news that Central Goldfields Shire has been forced to downgrade the weight limit of two local bridges....

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Ripon ripped off by Labor

27 April 2016

Ripon MP Louise Staley has slammed the Andrews Government after delivering a budget that heavily increased taxes and failed to deliver essential overdue investments in local projects across the Ripon Electorate.

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Persistent rail campaign delivers for Maryborough Commuters

27 April 2016

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has welcomed news the State Government has caved into her repeated calls for an extra rail service on the Maryborough Line.

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CFA Volunteer Firefighters need our support

26 April 2016

Ripon MP, Louise Staley has pledged her support for volunteer firefighters who face not having a say in how the CFA is run, following Daniel Andrews intervention to keep his union mates at the United Firefighters Union happy.

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Maryborough Police needs access to drug testing kits

15 April 2016

Ripon MP Louise Staley says it is imperative that Maryborough Police has access to drug testing kits, following recent reports that local police must rely on receiving them kits from Ballarat or Bendigo.

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Daniel Andrews Back to Work Scheme a spectacular failure for Regional Victoria

05 April 2016

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has accused the Andrews Government of failing drought-ravaged people in Victoria after new figures revealed Labor’s Back to Work scheme has fallen well short of it’s promise of 100,000 full-time jobs within two years, delivering only one job in drought affected Victoria.

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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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Liberals secure $700m for regional Victoria

09 March 2016

The Mathew Guy led Liberals have secured up to $700 million from the Port of Melbourne lease for transport infrastructure projects in rural and regional areas and Member for Ripon Louise Staley is seeking the community’s input on how it should be spent.

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Staley calls on authorities to work together to maintain Norval Dam

09 March 2016

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has called on the State Government, Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water, and Ararat Rural City Council to find a solution to the maintenance of Norval Dam.

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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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State Government must leave local schools alone

10 February 2016

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has called on the State Government to abandon plans to move Donald Primary School, Birchip P-12 School and Donald Secondary College out of their current education region.

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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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Youth in Central Goldfields Shire to be more engaged

30 November 2015

Member for Ripon Louise Staley today congratulated Central Goldfields Shire Council after it was successful in receiving State Government funding to operate its Youth Council program.

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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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Lucas families again ignored by Andrews Government

27 November 2015

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has criticized the Andrews Government after it failed to include a badly needed new primary School in Lucas in its list of new schools to be built over the next two years

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Staley calls on Premier to compensate rural councils after cutting roads and bridges funding

23 November 2015

Ripon MP Louise Staley has called on the Andrews Labor Government to compensate rural councils following the savage cutting of 1 Million dollars a year to each council that was previously set aside for roads and bridges funding in country Victoria.

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TAFE enrolments drop in Grampians under Labor

03 November 2015

Enrolments in government-subsidised training have dropped by 9 per cent in the Grampians region since Labor came to office, new data has revealed.

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New police hub on track to serve growing Ballarat West

16 October 2015

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has today inspected the progress of the new Ballarat West Police Station under construction near Lucas.

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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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State Government being disrespectful of Remembrance Day

11 October 2015

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has blasted the Andrews Government for not giving regional MP’s enough time to attend local Remembrance Day services and then travel back to Melbourne for the start of Parliament.

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Revealed: Labor’s sham “Country” bridges program

10 October 2015

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has accused the Andrews Government of neglecting country Victoria after it was revealed this week that 10 of the 48 bridges earmarked for upgrades under Labors Stronger Country Bridges program are located within 4km of Premier Daniel Andrews’ own Melbourne based electorate.

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Staley calls on Mikakos to save Dunolly Supported Playgroup

04 October 2015

Member for Ripon Louise Staley MP today called on the Andrews Labor Government Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos to reverse proposed changes to supported playgroups that will result in the Dunolly supported playgroup closing.

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Daniel Andrews’ delayed NDIS rollout will leave people stranded

24 September 2015

The Andrews Labor Government’s rollout of the NDIS in Victoria will leave people on the waiting list in the Pyrenees Shire until the 1st of January 2017.

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Staley calls for more train and bus services in Ripon

22 September 2015

Ripon MP Louise Staley has called for an urgent increase to train and bus across the Ripon electorate.

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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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Wedderburn needs action on Ambulance service not more talking

26 May 2015

Member Ripon Louise Staley has called on the Andrews Government to cease wasting time through pointless talkfests and immediately fund an ambulance service for Wedderburn.

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More questions than answers in Daniel Andrews Budget

26 May 2015

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has cautiously welcomed the Wedderburn Streetscaping Project being included in this week’s State Budget but has vowed to lobby the Andrews Government to commit further funding to finish the job.

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Beaufort Secondary College funding welcome; but more funds needed

26 May 2015

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has cautiously welcomed the partial upgrade of Beaufort Secondary College being included in today’s State Budget but has vowed to lobby the Andrews Government to commit further funding to finish the job.

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Staley calls on Daniel Andrews to commit to full Murray Basin Rail project

26 May 2015

Ripon MP Louise Staley has called on the Andrews Government to avoid missing out on a once in a lifetime opportunity and fully commit to the Murray Basin Rail project.

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Staley backs inspiring young local

26 May 2015

Ripon MP Louise Staley has called on the community to support young local based fundraiser Lauren Dempsey as she strives to raise money and awareness for mental health.

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Staley celebrates Miners Rest Kindergarten being open

26 May 2015

Ripon MP Louise Staley today joined former Minister for Early and Childhood Development Wendy Lovell to celebrate the Miners Rest Kindergarten being open.

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Funding boost for Ripon sporting clubs

26 May 2015

Many sports and active recreation clubs across Ripon will benefit from funding as part of round 1 of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants program.

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Labor cuts to Avoca races is city-centric Labor at its worst

26 May 2015

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has criticised the new Labor Government for cancelling Avoca’s popular Christmas race meeting.

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Closing rail crossings is unsafe

26 May 2015

Ripon MP Louise Staley has called on State Transport Minister to overrule plans by City of Ballarat to close down multiple railways crossings around Windemere.

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Labor drops guard in the war against ice

26 May 2015

Ripon MP Louise Staley has called on Grampians based Labor MP’s to put pressure on the Andrews Government to immediately re-instate the abandoned ice forums across Ballarat and regional Victoria.

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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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Liberals listening to communities on rural health

26 May 2015

Ripon MP Louise Staley today hosted key members of the Victorian Opposition Health portfolio to meet with health stakeholders across Ripon.

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Staley challenges Pakula to face up to Avoca residents

16 April 2015

Ripon MP Louise Staley last night in Parliament called upon the Minister for Racing Martin Pakula to visit the Avoca Shire Turf Club to explain the State Government’s decision to scrap the December race meeting, however the Minister refuses to provide a timeline to do so.

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Pyrenees Advocate – January

15 January 2015

Welcome to 2015 and thank you to the Ripon community for electing me as your local member. You have given me the honour of representing you. I will spend the next four years fighting for Ripon’s fair share. I promised you I would work for you and I recommit to...

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Maryborough Advertiser – January 2014

15 January 2015

Welcome to 2015 and thank you to the Ripon community for electing me as your local member. You have given me the great honour of representing you. During the campaign I promised you I would work for you and I recommit to that promise. I know you will hold me...

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Coalition announces major boost to ambulance services in Wedderburn

24 November 2014

A re-elected Napthine Government will invest $1.3 million to establish an ambulance presence in Wedderburn, Liberal candidate for Ripon Louise Staley announced today.

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Extra $157 million to upgrade the Western Highway to Ararat

06 November 2014

The Australian and Victorian Governments are continuing to deliver better infrastructure in Victoria’s west by announcing funding to continue the upgrade of the Western Highway.

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Funding boost for Ararat Outdoor Pool, Alexandra Gardens

06 November 2014

The Alexandra Oval Reserve and Gardens precinct received a major boost today when Premier Denis Napthine announced an election commitment of $765,000 in funding to re-open the Ararat Outdoor Pool and enhance the greater sporting precinct.

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New Charlton Hospital rises from the 2011 floods

21 October 2014

The Charlton community has celebrated a historic milestone in its recovery from the devastating 2011 floods with the doors opening on the town’s new state-of-the-art hospital.

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Funding initiatives to reduce the harm of ice

15 October 2014

The Victorian Coalition Government has today announced new measures to respond to the harm arising from the use of the drug ice.

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Louise Staley launches Ararat Outdoor Pool campaign

01 October 2014

Louise Staley, the Liberal candidate for Ripon, has launched a campaign to secure State Government funding for the redevelopment of the Ararat swimming pool.

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Louise Staley will walk the line

30 September 2014

Liberal candidate for Ripon, Louise Staley, today confirmed that she would join other members of the community to ‘Walk the Line’ in support of the proposed Ripon route for the Murray Basin Rail Project.

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$100,000 for the Stawell Swifts club rooms and bushfire support centre

26 September 2014

Liberal candidate for Ripon, Louise Staley, today announced that a re-elected Napthine Government will deliver $100,000 towards the redevelopment of the Stawell Swifts club rooms and bushfire support centre.

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Dean Kite Festival takes flight

15 September 2014

Liberal candidate for Ripon, Louise Staley, today congratulated the Hepburn Shire Council and the whole Dean Community on another successful Dean Kite Festival.

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