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Banning smoking in public places is long overdue

31 March 2015 Dear Editor Banning smoking in public places is long overdue For some strange reason the Andrews Government is losing its nerve on banning smoking in public places. Over its term, the Coalition Government introduced step by step legislation to restrict smoking. This...
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New West Connection a solution to West Gate congestion

23 March 2015 Dear Editor New West Connection a solution to West Gate congestion Last week in Parliament I called on Premier Daniel Andrews to table the business case documents for the East West Link in the Legislative Council. This was an election commitment made by the then...
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Andrews Government confirms its soft on crime approach to Victorians

19 March 2015 Dear Editor Andrews Government confirms its soft on crime approach to Victorians The Andrews Government has passed its Summary Offences Amendment (Move-on Laws) Bill 2015 demonstrating another example of its tendency to go soft on crime. Passing these changes to the...
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Andrews Government must protect the community from excessive Union demands

Friday, 20 March 2015 Andrews Government must protect the community from excessive Union demands Minister for Emergency Services, Jane Garrett, must stand up to the United Firefighters Union and its excessive pay demands says Simon Ramsay Member for Western Victoria. Mr Ramsay,...
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Andrews Government must support Avalon Airport

Thursday, 19 March 2015 Andrews Government must support Avalon Airport Member for Western Victoria Simon Ramsay sought assurances in Parliament this week from the Minister for Industry, Ms Lily D’Ambrosio that the Andrews Government would continue to support Avalon Airport. Mr...
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Andrews Government ignores recommendations in Ice Report

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 Andrews Government ignores recommendations in Ice Report Member for Western Victoria Simon Ramsay MP in Parliament this week has called on Premier Daniel Andrews to readdress his Government’s response to the Joint Parliamentary Committee Report on the...
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Victoria honours Sister Mary Glowrey

18 March 2015 Dear Editor Victoria honours Sister Mary Glowrey I would like to acknowledge a very special lady from my home town of Birregurra. Mary Glowrey, Sister of the Sacred Heart, is among 22 women inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women this month. Established in...
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Cost of more public holidays will hurt small business

6 March 2015 Dear Editor Cost of more public holidays will hurt small business Numerous small business operators have contacted me about the cost of the two new public holidays promised by the Andrews Government during the election campaign and now being reinforced as a policy...
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Ramsay calls on Andrews Government to fix unfair local government rates on farming community

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 Ramsay calls on Andrews Government to fix unfair local government rates on farming community Member for Western Victoria Simon Ramsay is calling on the Andrews Government to set up a Parliamentary inquiry into rating inequities to highlight the high cost...
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Cuts to local government

5 March 2015   Dear Editor Cuts to local government A savage cut by the Andrews Government means that from 30 June this year 20 local councils across Western Victoria will no longer receive $1 million per year from the former Coalition Government’s $160 million Country Roads...
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