Richard Riordan News

Geelong Metro for Colac and Bannockburn

October 16, 2018

Richard Riordan MP has supported Matthew Guy’s State Opposition announcement which will build European-style High Speed Rail network across Victoria, slashing travel times.   An elected Liberal Nationals Government will also build Geelong Metro.   Geelong Metro will become a major hub for regional rail services that connect the city with regional centres.   The...


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Camperdown Royal Theatre

October 16, 2018

The historical Royal Theatre is an iconic landmark right in the heart of Camperdown. Richard Riordan MP supports the plan that will continue to ensure the longevity of the theatre by the opposition’s commitment of $1,000,000 towards vital additions and upgrades to the theatre. The upgrades will include a new heating and cooling system and...


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Redevelopment goal for Anglesea Surf Lifesaving Club

September 12, 2018

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will commit an additional $500,000 towards the refurbishment of the Anglesea Surf Lifesaving Club. Anglesea is one of the great lifesaving clubs with a current membership of over 2,000 and an impressive record of achievement in water safety for children and adults. This contribution will help Anglesea Surf Lifesaving Club...


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Renewable Energy in Western Victoria

September 4, 2018

In response to growing concern from Western District communities about the lack of long term strategic planning around renewable energy, Member for Polwarth Richard Riordan again raised community concerns in Parliament this week.   “The billions of dollars being invested in renewable energy in Western Victoria, is being done on an unprecedented scale,” Mr Riordan...


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No support for low incomes in Government’s energy largesse

August 23, 2018

Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP has today asked the Minister for Energy and Climate Change about the ruling by the Victorian State Coroner this week about the safety of many gas heaters used by people across the State.   “This week the Minister announced $1.2 billion for some of the most affluent people in...


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St Patricks Day Fires Legal Issues

August 22, 2018

Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP has today drawn the attention of Parliament to plight of the farmers and families who are still reeling after the devastating fires across Polwarth on St Patricks day.   “It is becoming apparent by the day that immediate Government intervention is required to help steer the progress of recovery....


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Non-Victorian Licence Holders

August 9, 2018

Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP, again raised in Parliament the issue of non-Victorian licence holders driving on the Great Ocean Road following another chaotic week of accidents and near misses putting locals’ lives in danger. Mr Riordan called on the State Government to implement new technology and smarter thinking to deal with this crisis....


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NAIDOC 2018 speech

July 10, 2018

The following is my speech made at the NAIDOC flag raising ceremony on 10 July 2018 in Colac. BECAUSE OF HER, WE CAN. Good morning. I would firstly like to acknowledge the Gulidjan people on whose land we meet today.  I would like to pay my respect to all elders past and present, and to...


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Richard Riordan MP’s response to the State Budget

June 6, 2018

I rise today to make comment on the 2018–19 ‘Getting Things Done’ budget or, as we like to call it down in Polwarth, the ‘Forgetting about Polwarth’ budget. It has been somewhat depressing listening to the member for Frankston and his pork-barrelled nirvana down by the bay, rattling off the various wins that this government...


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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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