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Regional transport shambles as commuter frustration hits a new high.

Monday, 6 July 2015 Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Rural and Regional Transport Simon Ramsay has called for an immediate review of V/Line operations as Victoria’s two major regional cities grind to a halt due to delayed and overcrowded services on the Ballarat and Geelong...
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Congratulations John Burt on a job well done

15 June 2015 Dear Editor Congratulations John Burt on a job well done I read with interest in The Courier of Wednesday, 3rd June, that the current Principal of the Ballarat Specialist School John Burt is retiring at the end of this year. I vividly remember when I first became a...
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Wind farm permits to be approved by Minister

Friday, 12 June 2015 Wind farm permits to be approved by Minister Changes to planning rules for wind farms in Victoria will now be in the hands of Labor and the Greens. Speaking in Parliament this week, Member for Western Victoria Simon Ramsay said new planning rules around...
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Queen’s Birthday honours

12 June 2015 Dear Editor Queen’s Birthday honours I wish to acknowledge recipients of the 2015 Queen’s Birthday honours from across Western Victoria. Officer of the Order of Australia honours were awarded to former Geelong residents Cheryl Barker, for distinguished service to the...
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Raising awareness of Prostate Cancer

Friday, 12 June 2015 Raising awareness of Prostate Cancer While there are improvements in the control and detection of cancer, and survival rates continue to improve, there is significant effort needed in diagnosing and treating prostate cancer. Member for Western Victoria Simon...
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Alli Murphy Memorial Scholarship

11 June 2015 Dear Editor Alli Murphy Memorial Scholarship I was honoured to attend the Alli Murphy Memorial Scholarship Dinner on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 at the Pier in Geelong. Alli Murphy, a much loved member of the Geelong community, was a successful business woman, lobbyist...
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Call for Andrews Government to fund long-term rehabilitation facilities in regional Victoria

Thursday, 11 June 2015 Call for Andrews Government to fund long-term rehabilitation facilities in regional Victoria Speaking in Parliament this week, Member for Western Victoria Simon Ramsay called on Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley to fund long-term rehabilitation...
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Martin Foley needs to listen to families affected by ICE

5 June 2015 Dear Editor Martin Foley needs to listen to families affected by ICE I cannot believe the outburst from State Mental Health Minister Martin Foley in the Geelong Advertiser on Friday, 5 June 2015 where he accuses the National ICE Taskforce of playing politics by coming...
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Farmers forced to share unfair burden of Fire Services Levy

Friday, 5 June 2015 Farmers forced to share unfair burden of Fire Services Levy Victorian Farmers are being forced to share an unfair burden of increases to the Fire Services Levy as the Andrews Government attempts to make up a $65 million shortfall in its budget after bowing to...
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Slashing Small Business Commissioner funding will hurt farmers

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 Slashing Small Business Commissioner funding will hurt farmers Member for Western Victoria Simon Ramsay has rung alarm bells over the Andrews Government slashing the Small Business Commissioners’ 2015/16 Budget by 27 per cent. Mr Ramsay said that many very...
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