Parliament

Mernda rail jobs hub

I wish to raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. The action I seek is for her to request that her department investigate if there is an opportunity for the Mernda rail jobs hub located in South..

Whittlesea and Nillumbik councils

I rise to grieve for ratepayers in the Yan Yean electorate who reside in the City of Whittlesea and the Shire of Nillumbik. I grieve that my constituents living in these local government areas continue to be let down by the poor leadership of their..

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017

It is indeed a very deep responsibility that all members in this place are facing. They are facing a choice to support this Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017. I want to pay my respect to everyone who has respectfully joined this debate and explained to..

Addison Hunnisett

Today I rise to put on record the heroic efforts of a young constituent in my electorate — eight-year-old Addison Hunnisett from Doreen. Addison’s father, Ashley, has hailed his eight-year-old, Addison, a hero after she saved him from drowning at a public swimming pool. Ashley contacted..

Yan Yean electorate

My question is to the Minister for Health, and I ask: what planning work is underway by the Department of Health and Human Services to assess future health service needs for northern Melbourne’s growth corridor between Craigieburn and Wallan? Over the next two decades precinct..

Mernda rail extension

I wish to raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Public Transport, and I am delighted to see that she is here in the chamber. I have been privileged to have her in my community, consulting with my community and hearing from..

John Butler

I also wanted to note the sad passing of Cr John Butler from the City of Whittlesea. I did not know John very long; he was a member of the Liberal Party. But despite our political party differences, we actually got along famously and were jointly..

Mernda Central College

Last week I had the privilege of being principal for a day at Mernda Central College. I was delighted to join principal Mandy O’Mara and her amazing team of educators and wonderful inaugural students. It was a particularly special day because the year 7 students held..

Political donations

I am pleased to join the debate on the matter of public importance, which was proposed by the Attorney-General. It states: That this house notes: (l)    the important donation reforms announced this week by the Andrews Labor government; (2)   that these reforms stand in stark..

Renewable Energy (Jobs and Investment) Bill 2017

Historians will look back on this period of politics in developed countries like here and the US, and particularly they will look to conservative parties and what they were doing around the two greatest challenges that every other part of the world had actually gone..

Yan Yean electorate

My question is to the Minister for Public Transport. What timeline is planned for the rollout of new bus services for Wallan? This year’s Victorian budget provides funding for improved bus services in growth areas across Melbourne, including Wallan. Wallan and surrounding areas like Beveridge..

Yan Yean electorate

My question is to the Minister for Sport, and I ask: what advice can he give to Nillumbik Shire Council to improve the quality and prioritisation of its grant applications, including scoping, justification and demonstration of need? I was disappointed that two recent applications, including..

Laurimar Primary School

I wish to raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Education, specifically in his role as the responsible planning authority for any building works undertaken on any government school property in Victoria. The action I seek is that he assist Laurimar Primary..

Domestic Animals Amendment (Restricted Breed Dogs) Bill 2017

The member who spoke before me on behalf of the coalition and The Nationals is correct that this act has been the subject of much amendment. It has been a cause of huge concern. He mentioned the sad death of the child Ayen Chol in..

Terry Twomey

I rise to acknowledge the outstanding contribution made to generations of students by Terry Twomey through his more than 40 years service to the Department of Education and Training. I first met Terry 15 years ago when he was principal of Warrandyte Secondary College and I, a..

Hon. Fiona Richardson, MP

We all remember where we were when we heard the impossible, inexplicable news that Fiona Richardson had died. How could that be? She seemed so strong and indestructible. She was a force of nature — not in the weather sense, not a strong wind or a..

Hurstbridge railway station

I wish to raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Public Transport. The action I seek is for her to work with me and the community of Hurstbridge to ensure that Public Transport Victoria (PTV) and VicTrack improve the current overflow car..