Monthly Archive: July 2019


Pathology Service Crisis

July 31, 2019

The shock announcement that pathology scientists will no longer be stationed at Colac Area Health by private operator Australian Clinical Laboratories will be an unfair blow to the Colac community who have worked so hard to grow and support its health service.   Health Minister Jenny Mikakos must guarantee the Colac Otway community and other...

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Calls for technology access for farms

July 17, 2019

State Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP says that local farmers will be disappointed that they cannot access the State Government’s Internet of Things program to help make farm technology smart.   “It is disappointing that one of Australia’s key dairy areas — which also has prime lamb and grain production — has been locked...

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Riordan welcomes wire rope barrier audit

July 12, 2019

State Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP has welcomed the announcement of the audit by the Auditor General into wire rope barriers. After two years of questioning the value for money with the State Government’s massive wire rope barrier rollout, Mr Riordan today said that the review was long overdue.   The Auditor General’s overview...

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South west roads petition

July 8, 2019

Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP is asking the community to support a petition demanding that the State Government properly fund and actually fix our vital road networks.   “Dan Tehan and the Federal Government have contributed $140 million to get a start on fixing our roads, but so far the State Government has provided...

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