Richard Riordan News


June 7, 2019

The ability of the Opposition to hold Labor Ministers accountable in areas of public safety and dodgy planning deals has been threatened by Labor’s Chairman of the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC), Philip Dalidakis.   In a brazen threat, Mr Dalidakis warned the Deputy Chair of PAEC, Richard Riordan MP, that if the Opposition...

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June 5, 2019

Three years ago today thousands of CFA volunteers — many from across Polwarth — marched on the Victorian Parliament to demand Daniel Andrews and Labor listen and show them the respect they deserve. Despite this, Daniel Andrews continues to arrogantly push through legislation to tear the CFA apart. The current Labor Government is misusing its...

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Rural Road Toll

May 29, 2019

Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP, has questioned the State Government about the rise in the rural road toll to heights which have not been seen for 14 years.   In Parliament Mr Riordan asked the Minister for Roads and Roads Safety and the TAC what initiatives and improvements she was planning to help stem...

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Budget support for Polwarth missing

May 28, 2019

Economic growth outside of Melbourne is clearly not a priority for Daniel Andrews. Billions blown in the City… No money for years in Rural Victoria   Daniel Andrews and Tim Pallas are behaving like kids with their parents’ credit cards. Billions of dollars are being borrowed into the foreseeable future, to bank roll project blow...

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Wire Rope Barriers

AWAY FROM ZERO – Rural road deaths skyrocket

April 8, 2019

Minister Pulford needs to explain how a 77% increase year to date in rural road fatalities has occurred this year under her watch. VicRoads and the TAC continue to spend millions advertising the benefits of wire rope barriers as a cure all for rural road safety, while dangerous intersections, terrible road surfaces and poor line...

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Winchelsea Tea Rooms

April 5, 2019

Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP, has expressed his strong concerns to the Surf Coast Shire over the handling of the Winchelsea Old Shire Hall and tea rooms.   “I have requested an urgent meeting with the Surf Coast Shire to discuss the future of this much loved community asset,” Mr Riordan said.   “Over...

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Western Victorian Councils called to back Princes Highway West funding

March 21, 2019

Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP has today asked the Victorian Minister for Roads and Road Safety to match the Federal Government’s generous $80m funding pledge for upgrading major State roads in Polwarth and South West Victoria under its Roads of Strategic Importance Funding. “Federal Member for Wannon Dan Tehan yesterday announced an $80m funding...

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UNBELIEVABLE — 259 Year Power Pole Replacement Program

March 21, 2019

In Question Time in Parliament this week it was revealed that at the current rate of replacement, country Victorians are being asked to accept that it would take approximately 259 years to replace all of the power poles across western Victoria.   Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP, said this is akin to us relying...

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No need for desal water

March 12, 2019

Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP has today sought assurances that water users in the Otways and Geelong region will not be slugged to help pay for the State Government’s most recent desal water orders. “Every year March is when our local water storages are at their lowest water storage point before the autumn break...

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Riordan names hire car company in Parliament

March 6, 2019

Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP has today named a car hire company in Parliament that refuses to pay for costs from an accident incurred by an international driver. A Sydney-based hire car company operating in Melbourne hired a car to an Indonesian national who smashed into a local Polwarth man within hours into a...

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