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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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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Liberals will fund major redevelopment of Maryborough Hospital upgrade

31 October 2018

Maryborough Hospital will get the vital 21st century hospital it needs under a Liberal Nationals government. Leader of the Liberal Party, Matthew Guy today announced that an elected Liberal Nationals government would invest $100 million to deliver all elements of the recently completed masterplan for the Maryborough Hospital. Mr Guy...

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Liberal Nationals deliver upgrades for Siena Catholic Primary School

29 October 2018

The Liberal Nationals are committed to supporting great education facilities for all Victorian children. That’s why a Liberal Nationals Government will commit $1.8 million to build a new gymnasium and bus exchange area for Siena Catholic Primary in Lucas. This announcement follows the Liberal Nationals commitment of $400 million for...

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Liberal Nationals pledge to upgrade Highview College

29 October 2018

The Liberal Nationals are committed to supporting great education facilities for all Victorian children. That’s why a Liberal Nationals Government will commit $4.28 million to construct a Science Complex and modernise the STEM facilities at Highview College in Maryborough. This announcement follows the Liberal Nationals commitment of $400 million for...

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Liberal Nationals to fund STEM centre and upgrades at Marian College Ararat

25 October 2018

The Liberal Nationals support a strong public and private education system because we believe in giving parents choice and children the best opportunities. That’s why an elected Liberal Nationals government will commit $4 million to deliver much needed upgrades at Marian College Ararat. This announcement follows the Liberal Nationals commitment...

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CCTV cameras for Maryborough

24 October 2018

Our local communities deserve to feel safe.Shadow Minister for Community Safety, Edward O’Donohue and Member for Ripon, Louise Staley today announced that an elected Liberal Government would provide $250,000 towards extending the current CCTV security network in Maryborough. The CCTV camera network will be extended along High Street to enhance...

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Liberals commit to building Miners Rest Off-Leash Dog Park

23 October 2018

Member for Ripon Louise Staley MP today announced that an elected Liberal Government would commit to developing a fully enclosed off-leash dog park in Miners Rest. Miners Rest is a fast-growing town near Ballarat, and the community is still lacking in some essential infrastructure. “Dog parks throughout Victoria provide a...

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