Catherine Kirby: 2020 Joan Kirner Award

Catherine Kirby, a local Sandringham mother, educator and champion, is the deserving recipient of the 2020 Joan Kirner Award. The Parents Victoria award recognises the outstanding contributions made by parents to the life of their local school communities. Be it driving buses, assisting with school productions or simply getting things done around Sandringham College, Catherine…

Small Business Support

My constituency question is for the Minister for Small Business in the other place, and on behalf of local businesses and residents I ask: when will the minister respond to the 16 unanswered letters which I have written to her on behalf of small business operators since 20 July this year? Now, in a desperate attempt to…

Hampton Pier

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Fishing and Boating and I ask: can the minister confirm for my community when the Hampton Pier will be repaired to a standard that permits its reopening for community use? It was more than four months ago that the many moorers, recreational fishers and pedestrian patrons of…

Equality for people of faith

Under the Andrews government’s current road map people of faith and places of worship are not being given fair and equitable treatment. Step 3 allows hospitality to open for 50 people outdoors and 20 people indoors while restricting places of worship to 10 people outdoors and individual households indoors. Just as I have stood by…

No Confidence Motion

It is the responsibility of our elected government to govern for the peace, order and prosperity of every Victorian. But in its handling of the COVID crisis the Andrews Labor government has given us nothing but chaos, disorder and adversity. Worse than that, they have divided our state and instilled in its people hopelessness. Our…

Suburban Rail Loop Consultation

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Transport Infrastructure. The action that I seek is for the minister to visit my electorate and meet with local residents, as soon as is practically permitted under public health directives, for the purpose of answering questions from residents about the proposed construction of the Suburban Rail Loop…

Sandringham Primary School Rebuild

I raise a matter for the Minister for Education. The action I seek is that the minister or his department provide me with a briefing and an update, including a detailed time line, for the Sandringham Primary School rebuild. It was just under seven months ago that fire engulfed a significant part of some of…

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…