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Ramsay welcomes change to Coalition gas policy

Liberal Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, has welcomed today’s announcement by the Victorian Opposition to support on-shore gas exploration. Mr Ramsay has been calling for the change in policy. “It is clear that Labor’s reckless, ideologically driven energy policy is...
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Ramsay supportive of more powers for PSOs

Liberal Member for Western Victoria has supported new legislation giving Protective Service Officers, or PSOs, more power. The new powers enable PSO’s to broaden their area of surveillance to car parks, making it safer for train commuters to return to their vehicles. “This is...
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Why Labor doesn’t want an Inquiry into soaring electricity prices

Dan Andrews’ Labor Government has stopped an Inquiry being held into the rising cost of electricity in Victoria since the closure of the Hazelwood Power Station. Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, voted in favour of the Parliamentary motion which would have enabled the...
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Community locked out of wind farm decisions

Planned changes to Victorian legislation will result in the community having no say about plans for new windfarms in their area, or changes to approved permits. The Planning and Building Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 is currently before the State Parliament in an effort to hand...
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Business case for rail duplication needs detail

Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, has welcomed news that planning has begun on the duplication of the rail track between South Geelong and Waurn Ponds, but says it’s overdue. Mr Ramsay again raised the issue in the Victorian Parliament last week – one of several failed...
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Ramsay calls for immediate improvements to Midland Highway

Liberal Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, has called for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety to direct immediate upgrades to the Midland Highway. The highway has been the scene of many serious and fatal accidents, the latest being the tragic death of an 18-year-old...
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Ramsay calls for more attention for regional roads

Liberal Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, has questioned the call to reduce the speed limits on all unsealed country roads. “The call by Victoria Police to reduce the speed limit on all unsealed country roads is problematic in many ways,” Mr Ramsay told the State...
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Ramsay asks to see Bellarine Community Health forensic audit

Liberal Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, has asked the State Government if it intends to release its long-awaited forensic audit of Bellarine Community Health Ltd. Speaking in the Legislative Council on the same morning it emerged that Bellarine Community Health...
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Ramsay blames failure to negotiate with farmer for project delay

Liberal Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, has asked the State Government to disclose when it might start building its long-proposed 30-hectare V/Line depot and train stabling yard at Waurn Ponds. “This project was announced more than two years ago, with the potential to...
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Labor should unlock onshore gas reserves

The Andrews Government has been urged to unlock the state’s onshore gas reserves and stop the shutdown of any further coal-fired power stations in Victoria. Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, has told the Victorian Parliament that the state’s energy generation must be...
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