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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Liberals deliver Daycare Centre for Charlton families

27 August 2018

Member for Ripon, Louise Staley today announced that an elected Liberal Nationals government will fund a long daycare centre for Charlton. Ms Staley announced that an elected Liberal Nationals Government would provide $340,000 to renovate the extension of the current Maternal and Child Health Care Centre. The project will see...

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Liberals secure future for Energy Breakthrough

24 August 2018

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has today announced that an elected Liberal Government will secure the future of the Energy Breakthrough. Ms Staley announced that an elected Liberal Nationals Government would provide $200,000 for Central Goldfields Shire Council to develop a business case to grow this regional event and increase...

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Securing Ballarat’s economy with skills and experience

22 August 2018

An elected Liberal Nationals Coalition Government will seek to upskill more Victorians by investigating new and innovative approaches to training. Member for Ripon Louise Staley MP, said the Liberal Nationals would look at targeted funding for micro-credentials to fill the demand for workers in high-priority sectors and transitioning industries. Ms...

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Securing Stawell’s economy with skills and experience

22 August 2018

An elected Liberal Nationals Coalition Government will seek to upskill more Victorians by investigating new and innovative approaches to training. Member for Ripon Louise Staley MP, said the Liberal Nationals would look at targeted funding for micro-credentials to fill the demand for workers in high-priority sectors and transitioning industries. Ms...

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Liberals deliver major upgrade for Carisbrook Recreation Reserve

17 August 2018

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has today announced that an elected Liberal Government will deliver a major upgrade for Carisbrook Recreation Reserve.

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Solar and Energy Smart Upgrades for Ballarat High School

16 August 2018

A future Liberal Nationals Government will create Australia’s most energy efficient schools by embracing the latest renewable energy technology. Ballarat High School will received $50,000 to install a solar PV system and deliver energy efficient lighting solutions to tackle their soaring power bills. Ballarat High School is the leading government...

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Liberals confirm commitment to build Lucas Primary School

15 August 2018

Shadow Minister for Education, Tim Smith MP and Ripon MP, Louise Staley today confirmed that an elected Liberal Government will build a brand new Primary School for Lucas. Lucas is a fast-growing suburb of Ballarat, the existing Catholic Primary School is at capacity and students who are unable to attend...

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Desperate stunt from a desperate Premier

30 July 2018

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has today slammed the Deputy Premier’s accusations against her as nothing more than a desperate stunt. “This is from a government with six ministers currently under an active investigation by the police fraud squad,” Ms Staley said.  The Ombudsman’s investigation released this year found evidence...

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New funding pitched for sports clubs in Ripon

27 July 2018

Sports clubs in Ripon can be supported to create new opportunities to get women, girls and less active Victorians playing sport thanks to around $400,000 in VicHealth grants now up for grabs. The latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants, which opened this week, provides funding of up to $3,000...

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Crime in Central Goldfields continues to soar under Daniel Andrews

18 June 2018

Daniel Andrews’ careless regard for law and order continues to put Maryborough residents at risk according to Member for Ripon, Louise Staley. Crime has continued to rise in Maryborough, with the latest figures from the Crime Statistics Agency showing 1517 offences recorded by police in the most recent quarter up...

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