Parliament

Australia Day: Brunswick electorate

It is a pleasure to acknowledge some local recipients of Australia Day awards in my electorate of Brunswick. Marita Cheng, a Brunswick East resident who is an inspiration to her peers and to young people, particularly young women, has been named 2012 Young Australian of..

Electricity: Brunswick terminal station

I wish to raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Energy and Resources. The action I seek is for him to immediately commence working with the relevant power companies to find an alternative site for the proposed massive expansion of the Brunswick..

Brunswick North West Primary School: principal

 I am delighted to acknowledge in this place the outstanding achievement of the principal of Brunswick North West Primary School, Trevor Bowen, in winning a National Excellence in Teaching award. I was pleased to help present the award to Trevor last week at the school..

Brunswick North West Primary School: principal

I am delighted to acknowledge in this place the outstanding achievement of the principal of Brunswick North West Primary School, Trevor Bowen, in winning a National Excellence in Teaching award. I was pleased to help present the award to Trevor last week at the school..

Remembrance Day

It was a great pleasure to attend the Coburg RSL Remembrance Day services on Sunday, 6 November, and to lay a wreath on behalf of the constituents of my electorate in honour of this country’s brave servicemen and women. I acknowledge and congratulate the president..

Nicholson-Miller streets, Brunswick East: safety

I wish to raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Roads, and I am pleased to see him in the house this evening. The action I seek is the minister’s urgent approval for a representative of VicRoads and other public servants to..

St Joseph’s Primary School, Brunswick West: centenary

I rise to congratulate St Joseph’s Primary School in Brunswick West on the centenary of the school and its vibrant and caring school community. I was delighted to attend two significant events this month to mark this important milestone, the first being a formal dinner..

Brunswick Youth Action Committee: forum

On Monday evening of this week I was very pleased to host a forum at the Brunswick town hall to discuss the rights of young workers. This forum was instigated by the Brunswick Youth Action Committee, which is made up of active young people from..

EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES (LYSTERFIELD) AMENDMENT BILL 2011

It is a delight to be in the chamber to speak on the Extractive Industries (Lysterfield) Amendment Bill 2011. As members of the house have heard, the purpose of this bill is to give legislative effect to amendments to special conditions attached to an extractive..

COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION BILL 2011

It is with great pleasure that I rise to speak on the Commercial Arbitration Bill 2011. I was a lawyer, the member for Frankston may be stunned to know, who worked in a business and helped build and run a business. I practised extensively in..

Planning: Tontine site, Brunswick

The matter I raise is for the Minister for Planning, and the action I seek is that the minister attend a meeting with me, local council representatives and the John Street Residents Group regarding the proposed development of what is locally known in Brunswick as..

Electricity: Brunswick terminal station

 I rise to highlight a very important community meeting that will be held at Merri Creek Primary School at 7.30 p.m. on 19 September regarding the proposed massive expansion of the Brunswick terminal station. I would like in particular to remind the Minister for Energy..

Wind farms: government policy

 I have been contacted by many people in my electorate expressing their deep concern about the Baillieu government’s moves to impede the production of wind energy in this state. The measures announced by this government are more stringent and prohibitive than anything promised in the..

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AMENDMENT (ELECTORAL MATTERS) BILL 2011

 It gives me great pleasure to rise to speak on the Local Government Amendment (Electoral Matters) Bill 2011, because I am always delighted to be given the opportunity to speak on matters related to local government, as local government has a very special place in..

Hon. Allan Clyde Holding

 It is with great sadness but also a strong sense of privilege that I rise to speak on the condolence motion for the Honourable Clyde Holding and to pay my respects to this very significant figure in our state, our nation and our party. Over..