Richard Riordan News


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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May 5, 2017

Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan MP, has been highlighting the need for a Great Ocean Road management authority over the past year. The State Budget has allocated funds to establish a taskforce and a project management team to oversee the management of the Great Ocean Road.   “While the intention of the State Government is...

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May 5, 2017

Under the latest State Budget, the Government has ordered that local council land valuations should now take place annually instead of the usual every two years.   Richard Riordan MP, Member for Polwarth, has spoken with local council officials from a number of country shires, who have expressed serious concerns at the State Government forcing...

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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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