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Thank the Feds for funding

Today’s announcement of $1.42 Billion from the Federal Coalition Government for Victoria’s Regional Rail Revival project is good news. However, Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, said it’s now the State’s turn to contribute. “It’s all very good for Daniel Andrew’s to...
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Time for Labor to offload the CFMEU

Dear Editor The ugly words by the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union’s (CFMEU) boss, John Setka, at a rally last week leave me pondering just how low this union will go. Mr Setka threatened Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) inspectors, telling them...
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Government pressured into rates review of Ararat Council

Pressure applied to the Andrews Labor Government in Victoria has forced it to announce an Inquiry into proposed rating changes by the Ararat Rural City Council. Under the Council plan, the 55 per cent farm differential rate would be scrapped. Member for Western Victoria, Simon...
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Ramsay names and shames CFMEU state secretary John Setka

Liberal Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, has slammed controversial trade union leader John Setka in State Parliament after he this week publicly incited his members to stalk and harass officers of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). Mr Setka is...
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Library rally

Dear Editor, It was a clear demonstration of people power that achieved a stay of execution for the closure of the Highton, Chilwell and Barwon Heads libraries over the weekend. I, like 300 others, attended the Barwon Heads Rally on Sunday. It was pleasing to see bipartisan...
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Population Taskforce report supports Ramsay viewpoint

The interim findings of a Population Taskforce have confirmed the need for a dedicated fast train service linking Geelong and Melbourne. Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, has been advocating for the service for years. “I have previously called for a business case with...
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Petition launch at Law and Order Forum

A petition fighting for more police resources for Geelong and the Bellarine will be launched at a Law and Order Forum tomorrow. Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, has initiated the petition. “This petition resonates more now than ever.  I am sick of picking up the paper,...
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Crime wave keeps rolling on

The weekend crime spree by three Geelong men has highlighted the impact the current lawlessness is having on the community. Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, has congratulated the police for their efforts in capturing the alleged offenders. “These men have travelled...
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Ramsay seeks Ministerial action on Ararat farm rate differential

Liberal Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, has asked the Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins, to intervene in Ararat Rural City Council deliberations over a proposal to strip farmers of their 55 per cent municipal rate differential. Speaking in the Legislative...
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Ramsay hopes for fresh City of Greater Geelong councillors

Below is a statement from Liberal Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, penned in Parliament House last night (Thursday). “Tonight in the Legislative Council the City of Greater Geelong Amendment Bill 2017 was passed without Amendment. “The Liberal-Nationals Opposition...
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