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…

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…

Sandringham Hospital – COVID-19

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Health in the other place, and the action that I seek is that the minister respond to question on notice 2303, which I lodged for response some 92 days ago. In press releases dated 15 March and 1 April the Minister for Health spoke at length about…

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…

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…

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…

Mrs Ursula McCarthy

I rise to congratulate Mrs Ursula McCarthy on her 100th birthday. Ursula was born in Carlton on 28 February 1920, and her connection to Bayside began early. Her family would travel to Sandringham by train in the summer holidays and share a house just off Beach Road. Together with her late husband, Dennis, she retired at Beaumaris in…

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…

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…