Ms RYALL (Ringwood) — It is alarming, but not surprising, to read in today’s Maroondah Leader that over the last month Ringwood has been without a police day shift patrol van on several occasions. We have fewer police officers now than when the government was elected, all at a time when our hardworking local police are having to deal with crime increasing under the Andrews Labor government and the scourges of family violence and ice in the local community.
Ms RYALL (Ringwood) — One year on and Victoria is going backwards under Labor. One year on and we have fewer police per capita than when the Andrews Labor government came to office; fewer police per capita, when crime is rising;
Ms RYALL (Ringwood) — I am pleased that I have been appointed as ambassador for a volunteer organisation called The Babes Project, which supports women who have little or no support throughout their pregnancy and until their little one is 12 months old.
Ms RYALL (Ringwood) — Monday, 6 October, marked the beginning of a new era for the Mount Pleasant Road Primary School & Kindergarten community. With the new school term I had the honour, with principal Lisa Yeoman and school council president Fiona Lawrie, of welcoming very excited students, teachers, parents and family members to their new school, which is a $5.1 million rebuild that has seen the school move from Victoria’s worst to a 21st century state‑of‑the‑art learning facility.
Ms RYALL (Ringwood) — What a lazy, incompetent and deceitful government we have in Victoria. We saw a total disrespect for employers and staff by the government during question time yesterday with its proposal to have a grand final parade public holiday.
Ms RYALL — It was very exciting to join Maroondah City Council representatives and Michael Sukkar, on behalf of the federal government, at the opening of Aquanation in the Ringwood electorate, home also of the state diving centre.
Ms RYALL (Ringwood) — The grand final eve extra public holiday is a Labor folly, a commitment no‑one asked for and which no‑one was consulted about, not even the AFL. The Premier talks the talk but he has never walked the walk. He talks jobs but has never had to create one off the back of his own efforts and risk. He has no idea what it takes to create jobs, to build a business and to employ and care for staff and shoulder the responsibility of their financial wellbeing day in, day out.
Ms RYALL — It was a pleasure to attend the opening by Senator Michael Ronaldson, federal Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, of the redeveloped Ringwood RSL. Ringwood RSL has undergone a major transformation and is a strong community asset. The support for ex‑service people is tremendous and the club provides an excellent venue to join with family and friends. Congratulations to president David Jamison, his executive and committee for their vision and leadership. With the dining room being booked out frequently, with a great area for kids and with a fabulous menu, it is clear that the community is very fond of its newly redeveloped Ringwood RSL.
Ms RYALL (Ringwood) — Congratulations to all involved in the production of The Addams Family at Aquinas College. With all four evenings sold out, our local community was able to enjoy very professional and entertaining evenings in the school’s theatre. All aspects of the production were first class. It was a pleasure to join with principal Mr Atkinson to witness firsthand the talent of students, whether it be acting, stage and props and musicians. Thank you for a very entertaining evening.
Ms RYALL — I attended Antonio Park Primary School to talk to the grade 2s about trees and plants for Schools Tree Day. The students had participated in the planting of vegetables, as well as a number of indigenous trees and shrubs that I had donated to the school. As well as meeting new resident miniature goats, Molly and Lolly, it was a pleasure to be a witness to the excitement of the children and the knowledge that they had gained about the importance of plants and trees to their environment.