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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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Geelong to benefit from BAE Land 400 decision

Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, last week made a site visit to Marand, one of companies that will gain contracts in Victoria should BAE win the Land 400 Federal Defence contract. The decision on the $5 billion deal due soon. Mr Ramsay spoke to the Victorian Parliament...
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Improving regional rail

The Victorian Coalition plan to invest heavily in upgrading regional rail is a win for country Victorians who have been forgotten by the Andrews Government. The Liberal Nationals have announced they will spend $633 million to replace the ageing diesel-hauled train fleet with...
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Batesford bypass

Dear Editor, A couple of weeks ago, I attended a meeting to discuss plans being prepared for the duplication of the Midland Highway from Geelong to Bannockburn. Currently, the route preferred by VicRoads is a duplication of the current road through the centre of Batesford. That...
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Labor to change the face of Anzac and other war remembrances

The Victorian Government could effectively stop firing parties taking part in war remembrance services such as those for Anzac Day and Remembrance Day. Proposed fee changes under the current Firearms Regulation Review could result in volunteer groups that provide such services on...
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Minister decides poultry outcome before consultation

The Victorian Minister for Agriculture has been questioned over why her she stated her position on the future of commercial egg production prior to the conclusion of community consultation. Up until Saturday, Animal Health Australia was accepting public submissions as it develops...
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Roadside rubbish collections and trash talk

Struggling Victorian councils facing spiralling waste collection costs should be helped by the Andrews Government. Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay, today told the State Parliament that the Premier is holding onto half a billion dollars of land fill levies. “The...
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