Statement of Victoria’s integrity agencies

The ability of Victoria’s integrity agencies to investigate corruption and misconduct in Victoria has been hampered due to lack of government funding, a state Parliamentary committee has heard this afternoon. Speaking to the Victorian Parliament’s Integrity and Oversight Committee, IBAC Commissioner the Hon Robert Redlich said despite the “significant growth in IBAC’s workload” over the…

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Queens Birthday Honours List 2020

Last Monday four local residents were recognised in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday honours list: Mr Colin Anderson, OAM, Mr Sarki Canella, OAM, Mr Graham Ludecke, OAM, and Dr Heather Simmons, OAM. I want to acknowledge two of these recipients. Col Anderson, supported by his wife, Sue, has served the Cheltenham sporting community for more than…

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Mentone Girls Secondary College Funding

Mentone Girls Secondary College needs state government funding to develop a school master plan. They have been asking for this funding for several years now, and I have personally backed their funding request in that time. Every school day Mentone Girls Secondary College provides young women the opportunity to learn and to grow. There is…

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Sandringham Bus Services

My question is for the Minister for Public Transport, and I ask: when will the minister direct the Department of Transport, together with Metro Trains, to re-examine and re-coordinate the 600, 922, 923 and 822 bus timetables so that bus departures and train arrivals at Sandringham station are effectively coordinated for local commuters? After surveying…

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Sandringham Train Station

I raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Public Transport, and the action that I seek is for the minister to provide me with the details of the state government’s current and/or future plans for the infrastructure footprint of Sandringham railway station. The minister will be aware that during the 2019 federal…

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Liberal Nationals’ propose $1 billion fund to bring manufacturing home to Victoria

The Liberal Nationals are today proposing a $1 billion ‘Bringing Manufacturing Home’ fund to encourage businesses to bring facilities and jobs back to Victoria, grow local manufacturing and boost innovation. Over the past 20 years more than 50,000 Victorian manufacturing jobs have been lost. A COVID-19 response is urgently needed to create jobs and boost…

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COVID-19 Supply Bill

At this significant juncture in the economic future of our state, I do not have the opportunity to stand in Parliament and speak on behalf of the Sandringham District Community. Such are the times, and such are the necessary precautions. Yet I make this contribution to the Parliamentary record precisely because the measures the Government…

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