Richard Riordan News

Euthanasia debate speech

October 31, 2017

EXTRACT FROM PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES HANSARD VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING BILL 2017 Second reading Wednesday, 18 October 2017 Mr RIORDAN (Polwarth) — I rise this evening to speak on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017. As the second‑reading speeches begin to draw to an end, many of the finer technical points of this legislation have been discussed in...

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The Battle of Beersheba

October 30, 2017

A speech delivered on Saturday 28 October 2017 at Terang. The Terang Express, Tuesday 23 April 1918 reported the following from the famed WW1 correspondent Keith Murdoch — “All soldiers appreciate the great deeds of the Light Horse in Palestine. Extraordinary dilatoriness and ineptitude in the official arrangements for chronicling them have made them less...

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October 9, 2017

Member for Polwarth Richard Riordan has welcomed the Liberal Nationals onshore conventional gas exploration and domestic reservation policy announced today by leader of the Opposition Hon Matthew Guy. This policy will give rural and regional Victorians a clear way forward in securing growing and advancing important local industries. Increasing supply uncertainty and rising gas prices...

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Wire Rope Barriers

Where is the proof?

October 6, 2017

Plenty of money for rope barriers trapping traffic and protecting them from grass on the Princes Hwy West. Member for Polwarth Richard Riordan MP and thousands of his constituents are sick of waiting for Roads Minister Hon Luke Donnellan to provide proof on why hemming traffic in on country roads with a proliferation of wire...

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Opinion: Our farmers must rally for reliable energy

October 6, 2017

Our farmers must rally for reliable energy This opinion piece has been published as far away as the Warrnambool and Ballarat media. Country people do understand energy. Many advocates for the immediate dismantling of our traditional carbon based energy systems, are quick to accuse those who insist on a more sober and practical approach as...

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Speeches on the Renewable Energy Bill

October 2, 2017

HANSARD Renewable Energy (Jobs and Investment) Bill 2017 19 September 2017  ASSEMBLY  Second Reading  PARLIAMENT OF VICTORIA Mr RIORDAN (Polwarth) — I rise this afternoon like one of the 220-metre steel-and-concrete towers littered across one of the most beautiful, pristine landscapes in the world — the world’s second-largest volcanic plain — to make as much noise as one of...

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Budget Reply for Polwarth

September 25, 2017

HANSARD PARLIAMENT OF VICTORIA: ASSEMBLY Budget papers 2017-18 Mr RIORDAN (Polwarth) — I rise with a melancholy gloominess compared to those speakers before me. I have been sitting here listening to the excited rantings of the member for Niddrie and the joyful whoopees from the member for Shepparton, who has spouted about all the goodness that...

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June 26, 2017

Legislative Council Select Committee on Fire Services Bill. Parliament’s Upper House has voted to launch a Committee Inquiry into the State Government’s handling of the CFA. This committee will report in mid-August. We strongly encourage the community take the opportunity to put in submissions on this important issue so that the State Government will have...

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Let’s take the next steps

May 30, 2017

Let’s take the next steps was a speech delivered by Richard Riordan MP for Reconciliation Week 2017. Welcome. 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 all people who have helped make our...

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