Adjournment – Regional Tourism Fund

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My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, and the action I seek is a $200 million regional tourism fund to help rural and regional Victoria recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. As the minister knows, my electorate like many others has taken a huge hit, with tourism non-existent and major events […]

Constituency Question – Flue Vaccination

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My question is to the Minister for Health in the other place, and I seek the latest information about the number of influenza vaccinations available for Victorians, particularly those in rural and regional areas. Minister, I have been contacted by a number of constituents, particularly in the Portland area, who say they are unable to […]

Second Reading: Sentencing Amendment (Emergency Worker Harm) Bill 2020

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I rise to speak on the Sentencing Amendment (Emergency Worker Harm) Bill 2020. This bill essentially makes five basic amendments and some related technical and consequential amendments. But I am mainly going to speak on the amendments that change the bill to make it stronger, hopefully, so that we do not see emergency workers harmed, and […]

Member’s Statement: Better Buds Campaign

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I rise today to inform the house about a community movement that is underway in my electorate. The Better Buds campaign has been launched by Beach Patrol 3280, and I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Colleen Hughson, Mandy Shute and Melissa Tuliranta to discuss the campaign and what it aims to achieve. It […]

Constituency Question – Port Fairy CFA/SES joint Base

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My question is to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, and I ask her for the latest information on plans to move the Port Fairy CFA and Port Fairy SES into a new joint facility. Minister, as you would be aware, there are long-held plans for both the CFA and the SES, who are […]

Adjournment matter – Rail Service Accesability

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My adjournment is for the Minister for Public Transport, and the action I seek is an increase in the number of wheelchair-accessible carriages on the V/Line network. This is an ongoing issue and one I have raised in this place many times before because our public transport network is not inclusive of everyone. There are […]

Second Reading: Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Bill 2019

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Today I rise to speak on the Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Bill 2019. It is a bill that is actually going to attempt to streamline management responsibilities for the region along its whole length. The idea is very good in principle, and that is why prior to the last election that was an […]

Constituency Question – Tower Hill

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My question is to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and I ask her for the latest information on the development of the Tower Hill master plan. Public consultation started in October last year and the Engage Victoria website says that a consultation findings summary is to be released in January 2020, but […]

Adjournment: Portland District Health

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My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Health in the other place, and the action I seek is for her to review the classification of the urgent care centre at Portland District Health. This is a situation that is disadvantaging people who live in the far south-west of the state and needs to be […]