Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017

I take great pleasure in joining the debate on the Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017. ‘Call me a cynic’ — quelle surprise! The National Party do not support anything to do with the safety of workers — not one thing. They do not support a fair rate..

Liberal Party

I think the election cannot come soon enough in Burwood. I absolutely grieve for the way that the Liberal Party at state, national and local levels has begun this election year. They have come out of the blocks. They continue to talk down our state..

Bail Amendment (Stage Two) Bill 2017

This is one of a suite of many bills that we are bringing to this Parliament that are tough on crime and also tough on the causes of crime. I spoke on a justice bill yesterday which is part of the action that this government..

Justice Legislation Amendment (Victims) Bill 2017

I am really pleased to be joining the debate on the Justice Legislation Amendment (Victims) Bill 2017. Across the other side of this chamber there has been no appearance, Your Worship — no appearance. For all the fire and fury that we hear in the media..

Australia Day awards

I would like to pay tribute to those from my electorate who were honoured in Australia Day honours. Johannes Chitty received an OAM for services to parachuting. He has done many things over many decades, including co-authoring a medical journal article entitled Forensic Analysis of Parachute..

Yan Yean electorate

My constituency question is to the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services, and I ask: what are the delivery time lines for the two new ambulance branch stations in the Yan Yean electorate? The Andrews government has committed to build new ambulance stations..

Public Sector Funding and Employment

I take great pleasure in joining the motion proposed by the Minister for Public Transport, the manager of government business in this place. She knows full well, being the Minister for Public Transport, what a legacy was left from those before. Mr Battin — Acting Speaker, I..

Yan Yean electorate

My question is to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and I ask: when is the relocation of the historic Plenty Methodist Church due to occur, from the corner of Yan Yean Road and River Avenue? I was pleased to join the minister for..

Whittlesea City Council

I also want to express my concerns about the poor governance shown by Cr Mary Lalios and her supporters at the City of Whittlesea who this week failed to turn up to a council meeting. This is a very poor example for someone leading the municipality.

Brendan White

I also want to pay tribute today on the retirement of Brendan White, president of Diamond Valley Special Developmental School. For decades Brendan has been an absolute champion for people and students with disabilities to have true inclusion. He is a pioneer in having his..

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse

Firstly, I would like to endorse the remarks just made by the member for Wendouree. I grew up in the Ballarat diocese and I know exactly the matters that she is talking to. I commend her for her work and her statement, and I acknowledge..

Health and Child Wellbeing Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Quelle surprise! The National Party want to adjourn an important health bill. So they would because we saw what they did in government. They could not have cared less about health, particularly regional health. For the member for Lowan, who has come out of the..

Road Safety Amendment (Automated Vehicles) Bill 2017

I take great pleasure in joining the debate on this driverless car bill. I always enjoy talking on transport bills. As someone has written recently, I think it was in the Age, the Minister for Public Transport is in danger of turning into a transport nerd…

Yan Yean electorate ambulance services

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Health, and the action I seek is that the minister provide a detailed delivery time line for new ambulance services to be established in the Yan Yean electorate. I want to acknowledge the amazing work of our..

Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Bill 2016

I take pleasure in joining the debate on the Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Bill 2016. Mr Clark — On a point of order, Speaker, I draw your attention to the fact that there is no minister at the table or indeed anywhere in..

Diamond Valley sporting clubs

I rise to congratulate all the sporting clubs and recreation groups across the Diamond Valley who have worked so hard to attract funding from the latest Growing Suburbs Fund round. The Diamond Creek Force Netball Association, the Diamond Valley Basketball Association, the Diamond Creek football..

Water and Catchment Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

I am always pleased to join debate on any water bills that are before this house, and I am pleased today to join the debate on the Water and Catchment Legislation Amendment Bill 2017. I say at the outset that we have been asked to..

Yan Yean electorate

My question is to the Minister for Sport. I understand there have been numerous applications from Diamond Valley and particularly the Shire of Nillumbik to the Growing Suburbs Fund. That is because there are such high rates of participation in sport in the area. We..