Marngrook Oval upgrade

Tonight I wish to raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Local Government, and I ask that she bring Christmas to Diamond Creek by approving funding for the Marngrook Oval pavilion development and lighting project, which seeks to build a new multipurpose..

Housing affordability

I have great pleasure in joining the matter of public importance submitted by the member for Mulgrave: That this house notes that only the Victorian Labor government has a plan to make housing more affordable and to make renting fair. I am particularly going to..

Mark Heffernan

Just over a month ago, on 11 October, I lost a friend and mentor, Mark Heffernan — a giant bear of a man with the biggest of hearts. He was loved by his family, his colleagues and his many, many clients, of which I was just one…

Yan Yean electorate

My constituency question is to the Minister for Planning, and I ask: when will a decision be made in relation to Nillumbik C108? C108 has been submitted by the Shire of Nillumbik to amend its planning scheme in order to facilitate the construction of a..

Hon. Ian Robert Cathie

It is with sadness and a great deal of respect that I join the condolence motion to honour the life of Ian Robert Cathie. I think it will be rare to see any of us in this place or even in the other chamber who..

Multi-use paths

I wish to raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Public Transport, and the action I seek is that she work with the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, the Level Crossing Removal Authority, VicRoads, Parks Victoria and Whittlesea City Council, local..

Yan Yean electorate

My constituency question is to the Minister for Planning. How is the minister and his department working across government to ensure infrastructure and services are delivered in a timely manner for the proposed suburbs such as Donnybrook and Woodstock? The communities of Mernda and Doreen..

Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

I take pleasure in joining the debate on the Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2017. As other members before me have said, it is only ever Labor governments that make positive changes to our workers compensation schemes and to the Transport Accident Commission, because we care..

Great forest national park

Well, is it not interesting? The member for Melbourne proposed and made a big deal at the beginning of this matter of public importance (MPI) about her opportunity to speak for 15 minutes on the first Greens matter of public importance. She said it was the only time..

Matters of public importance

On a point of order, Speaker, the member for Ferntree Gully is clearly straying from the subject of the matter of public importance. Safe injecting rooms bear no relationship at all to the great forest national park, and I ask you, Speaker, to return him..

Firearms Amendment Bill 2017

I take pleasure in again joining the debate on one of the many justice bills that this government has brought before the house. It gives the lie to what those opposite say — that we are not a government that is tough on crime. We are..

Uplift Project

The Yan Yean electorate has some amazing traders and traders organisations. Diamond Creek is really fortunate to have a fabulous business called Fossick Clothing. It is run by the wonderful Simone and supported by team members Jodie and Bexie. I had a great time on..

Yan Yean electorate

My question is to the Special Minister of State in the other place. I refer to the family violence hub that was funded in this year’s state budget for the north-eastern suburbs, and I ask the minister: when will this hub open and in what..

Parks and Crown Land Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

It is with great pleasure I join the debate on the Parks and Crown Land Legislation Amendment Bill 2017. The first part of this bill is to deliver on the Andrews government election commitment to incorporate the Anglesea Heath into the Great Otway National Park…

Yan Yean electorate sporting clubs

I rise to commend the efforts of all local football clubs for another great season in the 2017 Northern Football Netball League and Riddell District Football League competitions. Melbourne’s north has some of the highest participation rates in football and other organised sports in Victoria…

Yan Yean electorate

My constituency question is to the Minister for Police. What are Victoria Police’s priorities for police infrastructure in Whittlesea? The Plenty growth corridor is seeing significant community safety investment, with the new Mernda police station becoming operational next month. Forty-five extra police are on the..