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December 2012

BAILLIEU’S CUTS WILL COST CASTLEMAINE HEALTH $320,000 THIS YEAR

Monday, 17 December 2012

State Labor figures reveal the extent of the damage caused by the Baillieu Government’s budget cuts in health, with regional and rural hospitals missing out on hundreds of thousands of dollars, Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards said today...

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MINISTER MUST INTERVENE TO PREVENT ELPHINSTONE WOMAN AND SON BECOMING HOMELESS

Monday, 17 December 2012

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards has called on the Minister for Bushfire Response in Parliament to intervene on behalf of Ms Cherylynn Quinn and her 14 year old son from Elphinstone who are being forced into homelessness as a result of failure to meet new Bushfire Management Overlay requirements on their property...

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EDWARDS CALLS ON MINISTER TO VISIT “SPEED ZONES OF FRUSTRATION”

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Maree Edwards today, raised in Parliament last night the frustration that two groups of community residents have expressed in the total lack of interest shown by the Liberal National Government’s Minister for Roads...

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OVERWHELMING RESPONSE TO PETITION AGAINST CUTS TO CFA BUDGET

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards said today that a petition launched on CFA Sunday against the Baillieu Ryan Government $41 million to the CFA budget has had an overwhelming response...

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BAILLIEU/RYAN GENERATE HOT AIR NOT GAS FOR MALDON

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Documents obtained under Freedom of Information (FOI) show the Liberal National Government’s promise to connect natural gas to Maldon is unlikely to be delivered, Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards said today...

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November 2012

LIBERAL NATIONAL GOVERNMENT ADMITS MISTAKES WITH CONVEYANCE ALLOWANCE IN REGIONAL VICTORIA

Friday, 30 November 2012

The Baillieu Ryan Government has buckled under pressure from the community, the State Opposition and even Government members, and will re-assess its savage cut to the conveyance allowance.

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BAILLIEU/RYAN GOVERNMENT MUST RESTORE VCAL FUNDING - EDWARDS

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards called on the Baillieu/Ryan Coalition Government in parliament today to restore the $48 million funding for the Coordinators of the essential Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) program...

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UNMANNED FIRE TOWER A LIBERAL NATIONAL GOVERNMENT FAILURE

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Failure to complete upgrade works on the fire tower at One Tee Hill by the Liberal National Government before the start of the bushfire season means the tower will remain unmanned as we head into the hottest day for the season, Labor’s State Members Maree Edwards and Jacinta Allan said today...

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VICTORIAN LABOR’S PLAN FOR JOBS AND GROWTH

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Victorian Labor’s Plan for Jobs and Growth will return Victoria to an economic powerhouse by creating jobs for Victorian families, investing in skills and training and providing an infrastructure pipeline. The plan provides 67 practical and affordable initiatives that will secure Victoria’s economic future and undo the damage of the Baillieu/Ryan Coalition Government’s failure to act.

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COALITION FORCED TO FIND SOLUTION TO PLANNING WOES

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Having pressured the Government and the Minister for Planning and Minister for Water for months about finding a solution to the potable water planning debacle they are finally moving on this issue, Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards said today...

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LIBERAL NATIONAL GOVERNMENT DITHERING ON REGIONAL RAIL LINK

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

The Victorian Auditor-General has found the Baillieu Ryan Government has failed to provide a new budget for the Regional Rail Link (RRL) project for 17 months, Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards said...

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COLIBAN RURAL WATER USERS PETITION TABLED IN PARLIAMENT

Monday, 19 November 2012

A petition on behalf of the Coliban Rural Water Users Group containing 81 signatures was tabled by the Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards in parliament...

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EDWARDS CALLS FOR PUBLIC RELEASE OF VICROADS REVIEW AS BARKERS CREEK SPEED LIMIT PETITION TABLED

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards has taken the opportunity in parliament today after tabling a petition on behalf of residents of Barkers Creek to call on the Minister for Roads to release to the public a review conducted by VicRoads into the speed limit along the Midland Highway at Barkers Creek.

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LIBERAL NATIONAL GOVERNMENT CUT TO SOLAR INCENTIVE CAUSES REGIONAL JOB LOSSES

Friday, 9 November 2012

The Liberal National State Government cuts to the solar rebate from 25 cents down to 8 cents has caused regional job losses and a lack of incentive for people to install solar, Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards said today.

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BENDIGO SCHOOLS STILL REELING FROM BAILLIEU BUDGET CUTS

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Schools across the Bendigo region are struggling under the weight of the Baillieu-Ryan Government’s $515 million cuts to education...

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October 2012

EDWARDS ADVOCATES FOR LOCAL BOWLING CLUBS

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards in Parliament today, called on the Baillieu Ryan Government to find funding to assist Lawn Bowls clubs in purchasing essential potential lifesaving equipment.

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ELECTIVE SURGERY IN CRISIS - EDWARDS

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Massive funding cuts to health in Victoria have caused elective surgery rates to fall to levels not seen for nearly a decade, Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards said today. Victorian Labor has released a report that shows the elective surgery performance of Victorian Hospitals is in crisis under the Baillieu Ryan Government.

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September 2012

PLANNING DEADLOCK STIFLING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND RUINING FAMILIES’ LIVES

Friday, 28 September 2012

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards attended a meeting of the Landowners Action Group in Campbells Creek last night and said that the planning deadlock that is crippling housing development in the Mount Alexander Shire is also ruining the lives of many people who cannot build their homes and have found their land is worthless.

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DONATE TO NATIONAL OP SHOP WEEK

Monday, 24 September 2012

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards has called on Central Victorians to show their generosity and donate unwanted clothes to their local Op Shop for the inaugural National Op Shop Week event 24-30 September.

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REGIONAL VICTORIANS RIPPED OFF BY BAILLIEU/RYAN FAILURE ON FIRE SERVICE LEVY

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards said today that Regional Victorian families are being ripped off millions of dollars by insurance companies overcharging for the Fire Services Levy for periods after its abolition.

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DESKTOP STUDY NEEDED INTO RELEVANCE OF NATIONAL PARTY

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Big cats across Victoria have been given a reprieve after the Liberal National government declared their non-existence today, Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards said today.

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