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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Melbourne centric Andrews Govt doesn’t know where Lucas is

11 May 2018

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has hit out at the Andrews Government for claiming Lucas was in Melbourne in a recent media release.  

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Daniel Andrews goes to war with Catholic and independent schools

03 May 2018

In this week’s budget the State Government announced it would not fund capital upgrades for Catholic and independent schools.

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Labors late country road funding does not make up for three years of neglect

02 May 2018

Daniel Andrews axed the $160 Million Country Roads and Bridges program back in 2015, resulting in local roads falling into disrepair.

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Daniel Andrews continues to ignore Law and order in Ripon

02 May 2018

The growing Crime problem in Ripon is set to continue after the Andrews Government failed to fund key local projects.

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Labor ignores Rail for Donald, Dunolly and St Arnaud

01 May 2018

Despite a strong demand from the community, the Andrews Government has failed to fund a return of passenger rail to Donald, St Arnaud, and Dunolly.

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Lucas Primary School funding is four years too late

01 May 2018

Ripon MP Louise Staley says the Andrews Government has been playing politics with the Lucas community by delaying funding for a new Primary School until an election year.

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Passenger trains to return to Dunolly, St Arnaud and Donald under the Liberal Nationals

24 April 2018

For the first time in over 20 years, passenger trains will return all the way to Donald if the Liberal Nationals are elected in November.

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The Liberals will bring back Country Roads and Bridges in Ripon

18 April 2018

An elected Liberal government will fix country roads and save country lives.Opposition Leader Matthew Guy announced today if elected, the Liberals will bring back the $160 million Country Roads and Bridges Program.

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Electricity price jump under Daniel Andrews

16 April 2018

Ripon MP Louise Staley, says Daniel Andrews owes Victorians an apology after energy prices increased way beyond the 85 cents per week that he said they would.   Recent Reports from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) confirm the poor situation in Victoria.

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Liberals will build a brand new Primary School for Miners Rest

20 March 2018

Ripon MP Louise Staley has promised that a Liberal Government will build a new primary School in Miners Rest if elected in November.

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