Richard Riordan News

Reflections from Anzac Day

April 26, 2017

As we gather today we acknowledge the early pioneers of the Forrest area, and we recognise their input into the way we live today. On this grey day many of us gather here for different reasons.  Some come from families who were ever changed because of World War One and its horrors.  Others like me...

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Better rail for Polwarth

April 19, 2017

UPGRADE ON THE GEELONG–WARRNAMBOOL LINE NEEDED   Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP, has thrown his support behind his federal and state colleagues today in calling for an upgrade on the Geelong-Warrnambool rail line.   The state and federal MPs have joined together to fight for better rail. An online petition has been launched and...

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Bail justices

March 20, 2017

EXTRACT FROM PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES ADJOURNMENT  Tuesday, 7 March 2017 Bail justices Mr RIORDAN (Polwarth) — My adjournment matter is for the Attorney-General, and the action I seek is for the Attorney-General to investigate and take action on the under-resourcing of the bail justice system. The current crime wave that is sweeping across Victoria is making headlines not...

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Put local jobs first

February 24, 2017

The Polwarth electorate is in dismay this week with the hypocrisy of this government. In its glossy blurb on putting ‘local jobs first’ through the Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP), the government says it is: … committed to improving opportunities for local suppliers … It says its VIPP policy: … ensures that small and medium size...

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Parliament in December 2016

December 13, 2016

Richard Riordan MP in Parliament. You can search Hansard here: 8 December 2016 — response to the Budget 2016–17   7 December 2016 — Members Statement on Bushfire preparedness   7 December 2016 — Members Statement on Polwarth end of year thankyou   7 December 2016 — Adjournment Debate on Energy...

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Barwon Water holds Dewing Creek site

November 24, 2016

Richard Riordan MP, Member for Polwarth, has been informed by Barwon Water that they intend to hold the Dewing Creek water storage site from sale, and will make a decision on its future after completing its Urban Water Strategy in 2017.   “Barwon Water have made a responsible decision to take another look at the...

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Traffic concerns in Winchelsea

October 31, 2016

Drivers passing through Winchelsea are being urged to keep to the speed limit and obey traffic lights and road signs.   Richard Riordan MP, Member for Polwarth, has backed calls by the local police, CFA and concerned citizens in Winchelsea after many examples of vehicles running traffic lights and exceeding the town’s speed limit have...

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Great Ocean Road Chaos

October 21, 2016

GREAT OCEAN ROAD CHAOS   International tourists, tourism business operators and locals are seething with anger with VicRoads’ gross mismanagement of the Great Ocean Road.   Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP today was one of many travellers on the Great Ocean Road who was turned back at the Paddy’s Path checkpoint after rain once...

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Great Ocean Road

October 12, 2016

Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP stood up in Parliament today, and gave the following Members Statement about the Great Ocean Road.   “The iconic Great Ocean Road is in a crisis. For over 40 days this year it has been closed. It has been closed because of fires. It has been closed because of...

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Former State Labor Minister interviewed 3AW on CFA

October 12, 2016

ANDRE HAERMEYER, FORMER STATE VIC LABOR MINISTER INTERVIEW WITH TONY JONES (3AW) WEDNESDAY 12 OCTOBER 2016, 9.38am NOT PROOFED  – E&OE   Issues: CFA – Haermeyer’s opinion & experience with Peter Marshall & the UFU JONES …I started the interview by asking Andre Haermeyer what Daniel Andrews should be doing now ANDRE HAERMEYER The UFU...

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