Australia Day Awards 2020

I wish to congratulate the recipients of this year’s 2020 Australia Day awards. Strong communities like ours require the ongoing contribution of strong and capable individuals prepared to dedicate their time and their service for the betterment of others. Congratulations to: Bayside City Council Citizen of the Year, Reverend Bruce Corben Young Citizen of the…

Beaumaris Secondary College

My question is for the Minister for Education, and I ask: will the minister guarantee that the upcoming Victorian state budget will provide Beaumaris Secondary College with the funding that is required to complete stage 2 of the college’s school development process? As the minister would be aware, stage 1 of the development process allowed for the…

Liberal Nationals to lift natural gas ban to cut power bills and cut emissions – with no fracking

Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien has announced a Liberal Nationals Government will lift the moratorium on conventional onshore natural gas in Victoria to lower energy bills, reduce emissions and support jobs. This will be done while maintaining the ban on fracking. It is time for Victorians to benefit from our own natural resources. Opening up clean,…

Sandringham Hospital

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Health in the other place. The action that I seek is for the minister’s explicit commitment to ensuring that beds and services at Sandringham Hospital will not be cut and instead a commitment to increasing services and capacity at our community hospital. Having previously raised the prospect…

Sandringham Primary School

On Saturday, 1 February, this year, just after 4.00 am a fire started at Sandringham Primary School. The fire engulfed a significant part of some of the oldest buildings of the school, a school that has served our community continuously for 165 years. Seventy-two hours after the blaze, all students and staff have temporarily relocated to Sandringham East…

Caroline Chisholm Society

Together with the members for Pascoe Vale and Hawthorn, I also rise to pay tribute to one of the great champions of the rights of women and children within the state of Victoria, the Caroline Chisholm Society. It was 50 years ago that Dr Philomena Joshua convened a non-denominational citizen army of volunteers, most of…

Hospital Waiting Times

My constituency question is addressed to the Minister for Health in the other place. I ask the minister: how will this Andrews Labor government address and prioritise a response to the severe and life-threatening delays faced by patients requiring surgery within the public health system? A constituent in an acute state of distress made contact…

Mentone Car Parks

My constituency question is addressed to the Minister for Transport Infrastructure. The Mentone traders and residents request that the minister provide a precise numerical measure of the number of car parks at Mentone station prior to the level crossing removal works and the number of car parks which will be available at the Mentone station…