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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Slowing down Remembrance Drive is a band-aid solution

15 August 2019

Ripon MP Louise Staley has hit out at the Andrews Government’s half-hearted plans to improve safety on the Remembrance Drive by reducing the speed limit to 60kpm. The Andrews Government this week announced their intention to reduce once again the speed limit in the accident-prone stretch of Remembrance Drive near...

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Greenlight for Western Highway Duplication

22 July 2019

Ripon MP Louise Staley said work finally resuming on the Western Highway Duplication is a big win for local drivers. Ms Staley today welcomed the Federal Government’s move to decline protection restrictions and greenlight work on the long-awaited Western Highway Duplication. The State Government has also welcomed the Federal Government’s...

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Ambulance times blow out in Buloke

11 July 2019

Member for Ripon Louise Staley said the Andrews Government needs to do more to combat rising ambulance response times. Patients in Buloke Shire are being forced to wait longer and longer for an ambulance to arrive. According to the latest response times released by Ambulance Victoria, response times in Buloke...

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Ambulance times blow out in Loddon

11 July 2019

Member for Ripon Louise Staley said the Andrews Government needs to do more to combat rising ambulance response times. Patients in Loddon Shire are being forced to wait longer and longer for an ambulance to arrive. According to the latest response times released by Ambulance Victoria, response times in Loddon...

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Ripon locals urged to be wound aware

11 July 2019

Ripon MP Louise Staley is urging the local community to take care of chronic wounds before they become a problem. Wound awareness week, which runs from 1 to 21 July, is an opportunity to raise awareness and remind the community of the importance of being wound aware. Each year, around...

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Gold tax puts Stawell jobs on shaky ground

26 June 2019

Member for Ripon and Shadow Treasurer, Louise Staley MP this week visited the Stawell Goldmine to discuss the impact of the Andrews Labor Government’s new gold mining tax on local jobs.  Ms Staley and Shadow Resources Minister Ryan Smith met with Campbell Olsen, CEO and Troy Cole, General Manager of...

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Grants to help women and girls to get active in Ripon

25 June 2019

VicHealth grants will create more opportunities for women and girls in Stawell and Creswick to become more active by participating in sport. The Stawell Soccer Club and the Creswick Football Netball Club have both been successful in their applications for Active Club Grants. Stawell Soccer Club will receive $3,000 for...

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Animal Justice Party’s Andy Meddick backs Labor in axing CFA

24 June 2019

Last week, former CFMEU member and friend of the Labor Party, Andy Meddick voted with the Andrews Labor Government to pass legislation to break up the CFA and risk the safety of all Victorians. Daniel Andrews waited to bring this bill before the Parliament after the federal election –knowing the...

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Roads Minister confirms Western Highway Duplication project “not a priority”

13 June 2019

Yesterday in Budget estimates hearings Roads Minister Jaala Pulford said the State Government has not provided funding to match $360 million in Federal Government funding for the Western Highway (Ararat to Stawell) Duplication Project because it is not a priority of the Labor Government.  Under questioning yesterday the Minister said...

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Valuable police resources wasted on Labor’s vacuous political stunt

13 June 2019

Victoria Police have today revealed that they will not take any further action into a State Labor complaint about the Coalition’s use of taxpayer funds and electorate officer resources. Following a ten month investigation, senior Victoria Police detectives today confirmed no offences have been identified and no further action will...

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