Pier Pressure to reopen Hampton Pier

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Fishing and Boating, and the action that I seek is the immediate allocation of funding that is required to remediate and reopen Hampton Pier. Speaker, this matter may be familiar to you, because this marks the fourth time that I have raised the matter of Hampton Pier…

Finding employment for Victorians

In some parts of this country those who want a job will get a job, but not in Victoria, where the Victorian Labor government has sucked the life out of and smashed business and consumer confidence in our once vibrant state. As the latest ABS figures show, youth unemployment is at 15.6 per cent. That is…

Integrity and Oversight Committee Hearings

My constituency question is to the Attorney-General. Yesterday in a public hearing of the Integrity and Oversight Committee I was prevented from asking about the impact of Victorian Labor’s underfunding of IBAC, the Victorian Ombudsman and the Victorian Inspectorate. For example, in the case of IBAC, they asked the Labor government in their budget bid…

Suburban Rail Loop

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for the Suburban Rail Loop, and the action that I seek is the immediate commissioning of a report that quantifies how much existing open and green space will be lost as a direct result of the Suburban Rail Loop development and how much open and green space will…

Hampton Pier Closure

My constituency question is for the Minister for Fishing and Boating, and I ask: how much funding will be provided for the repair and ongoing maintenance of the Hampton Pier in this financial year? Across three separate parliamentary contributions, multiple articles of correspondence to three government ministers, including Parks Victoria as well, and 4112 petition…

David John Lea, 1935 – 2021

I rise to pay tribute to Mr David Lea, who served as the member for Sandringham from 1985 to 1992. An immigrant from the United Kingdom to Australia at the age of 13, David is testament to the fact that those who come from across the seas to Australia, those who have a go, will…

2020-2021 Budget Papers

I am delighted to take note of the Victorian budget, and in doing so I note that the Victorian Labor government’s budget is big on taxes and is big on borrowing, but in my view it is weak on hope. Members interjecting. It is weak on hope, and that is what our community needs at…

Suburban Rail Loop Consultation

My constituency question is to the Minister for the Suburban Rail Loop, and I ask: will the minister provide me with a detailed account of the Victorian Labor government’s engagement with Highett, Cheltenham and Pennydale residents prior to announcing the commencement of the Suburban Rail Loop at the Sir William Fry Reserve? In a press…