Members Statement: Cape Bridgewater Koala deaths.

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I want to put on the record my condemnation of the abhorrent act of cruelty that lead to a number of koala deaths at Cape Bridgewater in my electorate. Animal cruelty is not acceptable in any instance, and those responsible must face the full brunt of the law. I am pleased that an investigation has […]

Second Reading: Road Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

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I rise to speak on the Road Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019, a bill that aims to amend the Road Safety Act 1986 and the Sentencing Act 1991 to allow for immediate suspension of driving licences for dangerous drivers charged with excessive speeding offences and other serious offences, including where a vehicle has […]

Members Statement: Rural and Regional Roads

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This morning I tabled a petition calling on the Andrews Labor government to fix the roads in south-west Victoria. That petition has 8270 signatures on it and is demanding the government act to fix our roads. It has been one year since the state election, and I note the Premier was out on social media […]

Second Reading: Local Government Bill 2019

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I rise to speak on the Local Government Bill 2019. As was said by my colleague the member for Kew, it is important that we have this bill upgraded and improved. It is needed. Our role of opposition is to make sure we scrutinise legislation and ensure that omissions and errors, like those that appear […]

Constituency Question: Warrnambool Base Hospital

My question is for the Minister for Health in the other place. I again ask: will the minister visit my electorate to discuss the much-needed second-stage redevelopment of the Warrnambool Base Hospital? Minister, as you would be aware, South West Healthcare was last week named the health service of the year after continuing to meet […]

Members Statement – Dennington Day Out.

I want to congratulate the organisers of Dennington’s Day Out, which was held on Sunday. It was a fantastic day with lots to see and do. In fact there was so much to see and do that after spending the whole day there with my grandson we did not get to see it all. Dennington’s […]

Members Statement – Health Services Cyber Security

I want to put on the record my thanks to the staff at hospitals across the south-west region for the enormous job they have done to keep their services running after the recent cyber attack. I also want to put on the record my condemnation of the Andrews Labor government and the Minister for Health […]

Second Reading: Transport Legislation Amendment Bill 2019.

I welcome the opportunity to have the time to speak on the Transport Legislation Amendment Bill 2019. This bill is an omnibus bill which deals with many issues, but basically it is restructuring the Department of Transport, abolishing VicRoads as a standalone organisation and enabling the transfer of staff to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator. […]

Constituency question: Feral Pigs in Heywood

My constituency question is to the Minister for Agriculture in the other place, and I seek is the latest information on the specific actions being taken to deal with federal pigs at the recently UNESCO world heritagelisted Budj Bim Indigenous landscape in my electorate. Media reports last week suggest that feral pigs have been noticed […]