Richard Riordan News

COBDEN TECH FUNDING DENIED

May 22, 2018

Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP, has raised in Parliament today the concerns of the Cobden Technical School, about lack of Education Department funding under the Accessible Schools Program.   For two years the school has been waiting for funding to make access possible for two of its students who have conditions that make access...


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LIGHTHOUSE DECISION NOT A BRIGHT IDEA

May 18, 2018

Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP, has today condemned the State Government for its sham tender process of the iconic Cape Otway Lighthouse. For 22 years the innovative and award winning management of the Cape Otway Lighthouse has shone in stark contrast to the shambles at the 12 Apostles.   Despite the Andrews Government’s very...


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Urgent action for Great Ocean Road

April 20, 2018

Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP, has expressed dismay at the Victorian Government’s funding announcement for the Philip Island Penguin Parade while they continue to ignore the desperate need for funding for Australia’s most iconic tourist attraction, the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road.   “Millions of dollars have been thrown at the penguins...


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WESTERN VICTORIAN FIRES

March 29, 2018

Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP, this week used Parliament to acknowledge and thank the 1000’s of volunteers and community members who have stepped up to the plate to help our fire ravaged areas.   “It has been a difficult few weeks for many of my constituents in the Corangamite shire  — namely, the towns...


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WIRE ROPE BARRIERS REPAIR AND UPKEEP

March 29, 2018

The growing number of broken wire rope barriers has raised real road safety concerns. During questions in Parliament this week, the Member for Polwarth asked the Roads Minister:   “Can the minister tell my electorate what the budget is for the repair and maintenance of wire rope barriers and who is responsible for their upkeep? Drivers...


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RENEWABLE ENERGY TRANSMISSION LINES

March 29, 2018

Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP, yesterday raised an urgent adjournment matter, regarding the uncontrolled roll out of renewable energy transmission lines, to the attention State Minister for Planning.   “The action I seek from the minister is an immediate review of the consultation requirements for renewable energy transmission line developments, including the routing options...


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Government disrespects country road users

February 20, 2018

A VAGO report found that Andrews Labor Government’s cuts to regional road funding is making country roads dangerous, but the minister thinks it’s still better than a “kick in the d—k.” Daniel Andrews’ decision to scrap the much needed Country Roads and Bridges program left councils without their roads maintenance funding. To add insult to...


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Country school bus system using police to punish parents

February 15, 2018

Another school year and the country school bus system is scaring children and breaking up families. Parents across Polwarth and Western Victoria are reporting new heavy handed tactics by the Public Transport department (PTV), as they continue to use Google Maps to decide where children can go to school, no matter how absurd the outcome,...


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Libs to suspend wire rope barrier roll-out

February 13, 2018

Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP has supported Opposition leader Matthew Guy MP and Shadow Minister for Roads, David Hodgett MP in their common sense wire rope barrier announcement.   The Liberal Nationals support properly placed and installed wire rope barriers, that can prevent some serious accidents and can save lives.   The Liberal Nationals...


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Wire rope barriers – Members Statement

February 9, 2018

This government has a crazy contagion. It is spreading wire rope barriers across the width and breadth of country Victoria with scant regard for common sense, practicality and the real needs of road safety on our rural roads. In a crazy quest to waste more money in the roads portfolio, hot on the heels of...


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