Homelessness

Matters of Public Importance Legislative Assembly 14 August 2019   I rise to address this matter of public importance. In doing so I wish to recall some words that I used in my maiden speech contribution in this place in December of last year where I said that, in my view, at its heart public…

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WORST PUNCTUALITY ON THE FRANKSTON LINE IN 12 MONTHS

June 2019 public transport monthly performance data shows a failing metropolitan train system with 11 out of 16 lines failing Labor’s own punctuality target. Daniel Andrews and Labor have failed to deliver a punctual and reliable metropolitan train network to commuters for 8 out of the last 12 months. If that wasn’t bad enough –…

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Gas and Fuel Land, Highett

Adjournment Legislative Assembly 20 June 2019 My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Planning, and the action I seek is for the minister to meet with Highett residents who will be directly impacted by the Andrews Labor government’s decision to re-zone the former gas and fuel land for private high-rise, high-density development so that…

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Level Crossing Removal Project

Constituency Question Legislative Assembly 19 June 2019 My question is to the Minister for Transport Infrastructure. On the Level Crossing Removal Project website it states that ‘Feedback and ideas from the community will be presented at the Group’s meetings as designs are developed’. It further states ‘local traders and businesses to help shape the Project’.…

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Sandringham Graffiti Clean-Up

Members Statement Legislative Assembly 18 June 2019 More than three weeks prior to the beginning of the Sandringham line closure on 21 May I wrote to the Premier and six senior statutory office-holders. I sought assurances that this Labor government, its contractors and its agencies would use this rare opportunity to safely access the railway…

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Gas and Fuel Land, Highett

Members Statement Legislative Assembly 06 June 2019   It was only last week in this place that I conveyed the Sandringham district community’s great surprise and concern that the Minister for Planning decided to rezone the former Highett gas and fuel land as residential growth zone schedule 2. As noted, this will allow for the…

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Education Funding

Matters of Public Importance Legislative Assembly 05 June 2019   It is wonderful to rise in the chamber this afternoon to speak on this matter of public importance (MPI), and I do so acknowledging the presence in the gallery this afternoon of some young people, some young students. I am not entirely sure which school…

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Sandringham Train Line Graffiti Clean Up

Adjournment Legislative Assembly 05 June 2019   My adjournment matter is for the Premier. The action that I seek is for the Premier to urgently respond to the constituency question I asked him on 28 May in this place and confirm for the Sandringham district community that graffiti along the Sandringham line will be cleaned…

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2019/20 Victorian State Budget Reply

Budget Reply Legislative Assembly 4 June 2019 It is a pleasure to rise to address the Victorian budget of 2019–20. It would have been more of a pleasure if the state Labor government, the Andrews Labor government, actually delivered what I was hoping they would deliver for the people of the Sandringham district. I did…

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