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Ramsay condemns CFA restructure

The Liberal Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay MLC, has condemned the Andrews Government for finally deciding to split the Country Fire Authority and remove volunteers from integrated fire stations. “This is a black day for volunteer firefighters, who have served and...
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Need for clarity around regional rail promises and funding

The recent Victorian Budget has raised more questions than answers around the funding of regional rail projects. Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, wants the Andrews Government to clarify what it has announced – and funded – for the south west of the state in the 2017-18...
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Where should Victoria’s second container port be built?

Opinion MELBOURNE is the fastest growing city in Australia. Melbourne is also Australia’s leading container port. Melbourne’s ongoing economic and population growth demand that it be served by a world-class port. I believe that in time, that port will have to have be situated...
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Ramsay welcomes Turnbull Government railway investments

State Opposition Rural Transport spokesman, Simon Ramsay, today welcomed significant Turnbull Government commitments to invest in railways in this week’s Federal Budget, including $500 million for regional railway development in Victoria and $8.4 billion for a Melbourne-Brisbane...
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Ramsay “sickened and saddened” by proposed CFA reforms

Liberal Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, today (Wednesday) marked National Volunteer Week by slamming Premier Daniel Andrews in parliament for proposing to remove the Country Fire Authority from urban areas. Speaking in the Legislative Council, Mr Ramsay said he w...
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Save the volunteers who save us

Dear Editor I cannot believe that Daniel Andrews is still trying to destroy the Country Fire Authority and its volunteers. Dan has pulled together a secret taskforce to work out how to broaden the control of the United Fire Fighters Union (UFU), at the expense of CFA volunteers. ...
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Rural and Regional Councils under the spotlight

A joint Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry looking into the sustainability and challenges facing local councils will visit South West Victoria later this year. Already, written submissions to the Inquiry have raised the possibility of council amalgamations. Deputy Chair of the...
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Premier’s secret taskforce sends shudders through CFA

Payback clearly remains on the Victorian Labor Party’s agenda as Premier Daniel Andrews’ installs a secretive inner-cabinet taskforce to ensure his fire-fighter union mates stay happy With the state budget out of the way, Liberal Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, said...
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Ramsay slams Andrews for not funding key projects in Geelong

Liberal Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, has spoken in State Parliament of three high profile Geelong projects that the Andrews Government has not funded in its 2017-18 budget. Speaking in the Legislative Council on Tuesday night, just hours after the latest State...
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Ramsay seeks announcement of new Bannockburn CFA/SES hub

Liberal Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, has made Golden Plains Shire Council plans for a new combined emergency services facility in Bannockburn the subject of a question to the Minister for Emergency Services, James Merlino. Speaking in the Legislative Council on 7...
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