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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Price relief for Wimmera Grampians gas consumers

27 February 2019

Ripon MP Louise Staley has welcomed the announcement by Origin and Red Energy that they are considering entering the Wimmera Grampians gas market. EnergyAustralia currently has a monopoly on the region, consumers have no option but to use EnergyAustralia for natural gas. Ms Staley said EnergyAustralia’s monopoly on the region...

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Young leaders encouraged to have their say

21 February 2019

State Member for Ripon, Louise Staley is encouraging young people aged 16 to 25 to make their voices heard as part of the annual YMCA Victorian Youth Parliament.  “Youth Parliament is a program designed to give young Victorians a chance to be heard at the highest levels of State Government,...

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Local impacts due to Port of Melbourne price hikes

21 February 2019

Users of the Port of Melbourne are alarmed that the Ports Minister, Melissa Horne, failed to explain in Question Time yesterday why access fees charged by the major stevedoring companies have increased from $3.60 to $80.00 per container over the past 2 years. Following the lease of the Port of...

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Daniel Andrews uses cancer compensation for firefighters to play politics in Ripon

20 February 2019

The Liberal-Nationals this week reintroduced a bill for presumptive cancer rights for firefighters to protect those who protect us, and again Daniel Andrews and Labor voted down this bill to play politics. “The health and wellbeing of all our firefighters continue to be used as a political football by Daniel...

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Staley backs Ballarat Racing Industry

05 February 2019

Horse owners who are being forced to relocate horses away from Darren Weir’s Forest Lodge stables, have been urged to consider other Ballarat based trainers. Local MP, Louise Staley, said today she understood some owners had to make urgent decisions on the future of their horses due to the stage...

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Staley appointed Shadow Treasurer

14 December 2018

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has been appointed Victorian Shadow Treasurer by Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien. In announcing the appointment, Mr O’Brien said, “Louise Staley is a fierce advocate for her constituency. Louise brings to this role her 20-year career in finance as well as small business and farming experience. She...

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Sport and recreation hub for Miners Rest community

12 November 2018

Miners Rest community will at last get the sport and recreation hub it needs. Miners Rest is one of the fastest growing suburbs of Ballarat and yet Labor has ignored this community for the past four years and not delivered them any of the vital infrastructure they need. The Liberal...

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Eureka! Goldfields Tourism set to ensure regional towns prosper

07 November 2018

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will create a brand new, targeted, tourism marketing campaign to encourage tourists to try their hand at gold prospecting and immerse themselves in Victoria’s rich goldfields history as well as enjoying the extensive landscapes in the region. Tourists who want a genuine goldfields experience can...

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Expanding support and care for Prison Officers

06 November 2018

A Liberal Nationals Government will protect those who protect Victorians. That’s why an elected Liberal Nationals Government will provide expanded mental health support for members of Victoria Police, emergency services, ambulance workers and public sector prison officers. A Liberal Nationals Government will make it easier for our first responders to...

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Liberal Nationals improving food security for vulnerable people in Ballarat

02 November 2018

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will address the growing issue of food insecurity in Ballarat, providing the funds for Foodbank and Ballarat Foundation to partner to establish a Foodbank Hub for the Grampians region. Currently more than 12 per cent of people in the Ballarat community need access to emergency...

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