It is a pleasure to rise to speak in the debate on the Community Based Sentences (Transfer) Bill 2012. As others have noted, the bill allows adult offenders serving community correction orders to transfer interstate and includes a corresponding capacity for interstate offenders to transfer..
I wish to raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Public Transport. The action I seek is his urgent intervention to ensure the continued operation of bus route 509, or as it is affectionately known, the Hope Street bus. Over recent weeks..
The house is well aware of the ongoing and significant issue in my electorate of the proposed development of the Brunswick terminal station. I have called on the government on many occasions to respond to the deep community concerns about the development and, in particular,..
It is a pleasure to be back in the house, and it is a particular pleasure to be making my contribution on behalf of the people of the Brunswick electorate to the debate on the Criminal Procedure and Sentencing Acts Amendment (Victims of Crime) Bill..
It is a pleasure to rise to make a contribution to the debate on the Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2012. As we have heard from the opposition’s lead speaker, the member for Altona, Labor will not be opposing the bill primarily because this is a..
I rise on behalf of my community to again call on the government to fund the urgently needed expansion and modernisation of Brunswick Secondary College. In recent years this school has gone from strength to strength, growing in enrolment numbers and achieving some outstanding results…
Once again it is a joy to follow the member for Frankston and to have heard his words of wisdom about members on this side of the house and about what is happening in other jurisdictions. It was a very selective analysis of other jurisdictions,..
It has been a privilege to serve on the Law Reform Committee during its inquiry into access by donor-conceived people to information about donors. This is a sensitive and difficult issue. It involves balancing the sometimes competing rights and responsibilities of many decent individuals whose..
I was pleased last Thursday, 22 March, to attend the launch of Australia’s very first level-2 solar-powered charging station for electric cars, which is located at CERES in Brunswick. This collaborative initiative between Delta Energy Systems, Q-Cells Australia and CERES will enable public access to..
It gives me great pleasure to rise and speak on this bill. I am sure that there is a collective sigh of relief from members of this house that I can still rise and speak on a bill! As my good friend and colleague from..
As members are aware, Thursday, 8 March, was International Women’s Day. I was delighted to attend some very special events and join with hundreds of other women in marking this significant day on our calendar. Most importantly, I began the day, as I have for..
It is always a pleasure to follow the member for Frankston in debate, and in particular to follow the member for Richmond. It was interesting that today we had the government trying to shut down a debate on jobs and the jobs crisis in this..
I wish to raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Planning. The action I seek is that he publicly release the independent analysis and advice, if any, that he and the government sought or received which informed his recent decision to rezone..
I am pleased to rise to make a contribution to the debate on the Carers Recognition Bill 2012. This has been a very moving and heartfelt debate. Some members have been courageous, and I believe selfless, in sharing their direct experiences as carers of loved..
As members are aware, February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and today is Teal Ribbon day. As part of the activities to raise awareness of this terrible disease, sometimes referred to as the ‘silent killer’, last week I held an Afternoon Teal at my office..
The matter I wish to raise is for the Minister for Health, and the action I seek is that he attend a full shift at a busy hospital to experience firsthand the pressures and demands that our hardworking nurses face every day. I make this..
I rise to make a contribution to the debate on the Emergency Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2011, and in doing so I join with the many other members of this house to pay my deepest respects to those individuals, families and communities that suffered so..
I rise to make a contribution to the debate on the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Amendment (Investigative Functions) Bill 2011. Unlike the previous speaker I will be focusing on the provisions of the bill. I understand why those opposite are agitated and unable to focus..