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State must step up and fund Geelong Infrastructure

An inability to look beyond their own rorts, deals with union mates and the distraction of inner-city Green seats has resulted in a total neglect of regional Victoria’s infrastructure by the Andrews Government. All of Victoria’s major construction works are in Melbourne. Liberal...
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Drysdale Water Safety Centre needs to happen

Liberal Member for Western Victoria Simon Ramsay has called on the Andrews Government to investigate constructing a Water Safety Centre at the sports precinct at Drysdale. Mr Ramsay has had discussion with the community on the Bellarine and is seeking support through a petition...
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South West Fires

Dear Editor, I want to publicly thank the many volunteers and organisations who helped in the response to the South West Fires nearly two weeks ago. 100 kilometre per hour winds whipped the landscape into a blazing frenzy with locals literally escaping fireballs by just seconds....
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Geelong Labor Ministers should front Select Committee

Liberal Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, is confident the Victorian Legislative Council will support a Coalition push for a Select Committee to further the Victorian Ombudsman’s investigation into Labor Party rorting. The Victorian Parliament will return this week, the...
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Rorting Geelong-based Ministers should be sacked.

Three Geelong-based Victorian Government Ministers have been named in today’s Ombudsman’s Report into the Red Shirts rorting saga and should be sacked. The Minister for Sport, John Eren, the Corrections Minister Gayle Tierney and the Minister for Police, Lisa Neville, are all...
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Government go-slow on Moolap Masterplan

The Andrews Government’s proposal for the Moolap Plan remains secret nearly ten months since public consultation closed. The Moolap Coastal Strategic Framework Plan is being prepared by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and first began it’s work in December...
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No to Goat Farm says Ramsay

Liberal Member for Western Victoria Simon Ramsay has called for the City of Greater Geelong to reassess its Lara Structure Plan and its current planning zones given residential housing growth in the Lara area. Mr Ramsay said he met with concerned Lara residents at the proposed...
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Crime Statistics

Despite the crime rhetoric from the Andrews Government, the latest crime statistics show an increase in home invasions up by 48%, aggravated robbery is up 29.65%, crimes against a person are up 17.7%, assaults are up by 36.6% and motor vehicle theft up 10.2%. Minister for Police...
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Lobbying Let-down over Land 400 decision

Sloppy lobbying by the Andrews Government has failed Victoria and Geelong and resulted in the $5 billion Land 400 defence contract heading north to Queensland. Liberal Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, had raised his concerns about the slovenly engagement several times...
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Dirty MFB agreement will lead to huge increase in Fire Services Levy

The Andrews Government will again attempt to reintroduce the controversial Fire Services Bill to the Victorian Upper House by the end of the month. Liberal Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, said it’s passing will be on the proviso that it has the support of cross bench...
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