Parliament

Leader of the Opposition

I rise to grieve for the residents of Melbourne’s north, for the utter contempt and failed representation that they had to endure at the hands of their previous upper house member, now the member for Bulleen. Residents of Melbourne’s north were hit with a double..

Women in policing

I rise to put on record my community’s gratitude to our local police officers, who work tirelessly protecting all of us. In particular I want to single out in the Parliament our female police personnel, as they have not been given the recognition that they..

Local Government (Central Goldfields Shire Council) Bill 2017

I join the debate on this bill without pleasure. Central Goldfields Shire was a part of my formative years. My dad was born in Central Goldfields Shire, in Dunolly, and I know absolutely full well that this is one of the poorest areas in the..

Racing Amendment (Modernisation) Bill 2017

I too take pleasure in joining the debate on the Racing Amendment (Modernisation) Bill 2017. Like the speaker before me, the member for South-West Coast, my love of racing began with going to meetings at Warrnambool. I was probably about the same age as the..

Yan Yean electorate

My constituency question is to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and I ask: what is the process that responsible road management authorities, including local government, ought to use to review speed limits on local roads? Due to population growth, there are many local..

Yan Yean electorate

My question is to the Minister for Sport. What is the investment by the Andrews Labor government in football clubs, particularly for the growing number of women and girls playing at Hurstbridge? Will there be further investment to support the participation of women and girls..

Yan Yean electorate schools

I wish to raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Education. The action I seek is for him to have the Department of Education and Training develop an action plan to address some of the challenges facing some great schools in my..

Yarra River Protection (Wilip-gin Birrarung murron) Bill 2017

It is a great privilege to join the debate on the Yarra River Protection (Wilip-gin Birrarung murron) Bill 2017. There are rare times in this place that one is filled with joy, and I can say I was filled with joy, emotion and pride to..

Whittlesea health services

Health services are important to all in the Yan Yean electorate that I represent, but especially in Whittlesea for older residents, families and young people alike, given the federal government defines the township as an area of medical workforce shortage. The Andrews Labor government is..

Yan Yean electorate

Netballers in Diamond Creek have had their facility needs overlooked for too long. Eight hundred to 1000 players compete there every Saturday 11 months of the year, and it has been fertile ground for champions like Diamond Creek’s very own Diamond, Kate Moloney. The member for Eltham..

Yan Yean electorate

My constituency question is to the Minister for Sport, and I ask: what support is the Andrews government providing to women’s sport in the Shire of Nillumbik? In particular, what opportunities exist for financial support from the state government to council, the clubs and leagues..

Mernda rail extension

I wish to raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Public Transport. The action I seek is that she ensure that buses servicing the Mernda rail line will be able to easily access Marymede, Hawkstowe and especially Mernda train stations, which are..

Law and order

I am pleased to rise and speak on this matter of public importance (MPI) proposed by the wet-behind-the-ears member for Ripon. She has been in this place for 5 minutes and likes to lecture everyone like she has been here for decades. She has not learned..

Yan Yean electorate

My question is to the Minister for Industry and Employment. The Mernda Rail Jobs Hub has now been in operation for a number of weeks, and I ask the minister to outline what the employment outcomes and results of the operation of this hub have..

Mernda rail extension

I rise to raise an adjournment matter for the attention of the Minister for Public Transport. The action I seek is for her to outline what is happening regarding the proposed use of public space that will be created by the Mernda rail project. Of..