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Road race to highlight region on world stage

 WESTERN Victoria MP Simon Ramsay will lead by example when he gears up for Saturday’s People’s Race as part of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. “I’ll be riding to promote the importance of physical exercise and to help showcase the Geelong region’s safe cycling trails...
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Andrews sends electricity prices skyrocketing

Background:  The Andrews Government introduced a new tax which forced the Hazelwood power plant to close its doors, then promised electricity prices would only go up 4% as a result. On 3AW’s Neil Mitchell program on 3 November 2016, Daniel Andrews said: “Any increase will cause...
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Missing out on Land 400

The Andrews Government must do everything in its power to stop Geelong from losing the $5 billion dollar Land 400 combat vehicle project to South Australia. Dan Andrews has been asleep at the wheel, while the Weatherill Government has pledged tens of millions of dollars of...
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Labor shielding Geelong MPs from investigation

Background:  The Andrews Government has appealed for the High Court to block the Ombudsman’s investigation into the Labor Party’s criminal rorting during the 2014 State Election. Lara MP John Eren and Bellarine MP Lisa Neville are alleged to have signed up casual employment...
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Inactive Andrews letting Geelong slip behind

Background:  Victoria has lost several large Federal Government infrastructure projects to other states, allowing its regional economy to fall behind. In 2015–16, Victoria’s gross domestic product rate per capita in regional areas collapsed by eight per cent since peaking ...
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Coalition’s Neighbourhood Watch pledge

The previous Coalition Government provided $600,000 over four years to support Neighbourhood Watch. Daniel Andrews failed to renew this funding and the CEO resigned, leaving the organisation with limited resources to run and co-ordinate programs and community safety initiatives....
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Students second to politics under Daniel Andrews

  A letter sent to Daniel Andrews from Victorian university heads has revealed Labor’s attempt to handpick people for leadership roles, without consent from universities. Appointments to Victoria’s university councils were finalised with former Minister for Training...
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Work together to help regional Victorian economy

MEMBER for Western Victoria Simon Ramsay has called on state and federal governments to work together to improve regional Victoria’s stifled economy. A report released this week by SGS Economic and Planning shows Victoria has become the Australian state with the greatest divide...
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The future of Geelong’s council

A citizen’s jury report was tabled in Parliament this week with recommendations about the future council model for the City of Greater Geelong. The government will respond early in 2017, but the Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins has indicated she will adopt the...
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End industrial action at Simonds Stadium

The $74 million state-funded stage 4 rebuild of Simonds Stadium is one of Geelong’s most important projects, and successive governments have invested over a long period of time in building this stadium. It was only last year that the Andrews Government fast-tracked new management...
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