I offer my heartfelt congratulations to Louise Staley, the Member for Ripon and Shadow Treasurer, as the Labor Party concedes it will drop its futile challenge to the
result declared by the Victorian Electoral Commission in the seat of Ripon.
Louise has worked tirelessly in representing her constituents in Ripon; a fact reflected
in her victory in the most marginal Coalition-held seat in Victoria at the 2018
I look forward to continuing to work with her as a senior member of my Shadow Cabinet.
It is shameful that Daniel Andrews and the Labor Party chose to waste the time of our courts in an attempt to challenge the decision of the voters of Ripon.
Once again this Premier and his Labor Party are more interested in playing politics and
looking after their own interests than in working for Victorians.