Parliament

Aboriginal affairs – Aboriginal Flag

Ms Sandell to ask the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs — Will the Minister consult with the Victorian Aboriginal community on whether to fly the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags on Victorian Parliament House, and with their support advocate to the Speaker, President and House Committee for..

Children, Youth and Families Amendment (Aboriginal Principal Officers) Bill 2015

Ms HUTCHINS (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs) tabled following statement in accordance with Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006: In accordance with section 28 of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (the charter act), I make this statement of compatibility with respect..

Sydenham Electorate: Constituent Inquiries regarding Skills and Training

Ms HUTCHINS (Minister for Local Government) — (Question 930) My constituency question is to the Minister for Training and Skills. I have had many constituents contact my office about unscrupulous training providers. Two constituents, Yasinta and Maria, were convinced by a salesperson to study a certificate III in..

Aboriginal flag

Ms HUTCHINS (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs) (By leave) — Firstly, I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we are gathered and to pay my respects to their culture, to their elders past and present. I would like to thank Aunty Carolyn..

Children, Youth and Families Amendment (Aboriginal Principal Officers) Bill 2015

Ms HUTCHINS (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs) — The bill seeks to amend the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 to address the limitations that impede implementation of section 18 authorisations by authorised officers, and that will empower Aboriginal agencies to have responsibility for the care and protection..

Local Government Amendment (Improved Governance) Bill 2015

HUTCHINS (Minister for Local Government) tabled following statement in accordance with Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006: In accordance with section 28 of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006, (the ‘charter’), I make this statement of compatibility with respect to..

Local Government Amendment (Improved Governance) Bill 2015

Ms HUTCHINS (Minister for Local Government) — I move: That this bill be now read a second time. Speech as follows incorporated into Hansard under sessional orders: This bill will improve standards of governance and the conduct of councillors in local governments across Victoria. In particular..

Heavy Vehicles Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

Ms Hutchins — On a point of order, Acting Speaker, I am struggling to find where the matters that are being raised by those opposite are pointed to in the bill. The member is straying. I ask you to bring him back to the bill.

Local Government Amendment (Improved Governance) Bill 2015

HUTCHINS (Minister for Local Government) — I move: That I have leave to bring in a bill for an act to amend the Local Government Act 1989 to improve the governance standards of councils, amend arrangements for local government elections and provide for other matters, to..

Local Government Amendment (Improved Governance) Bill 2015

Ms HUTCHINS (Minister for Local Government) — This bill will raise the standards of behaviour by councillors and generally improve — — Honourable members interjecting. The SPEAKER — Order! I remind members to remain silent while the Chair is on his feet. That applies at all times during parliamentary..

Ministers statements: local government rates

Ms HUTCHINS (Minister for Local Government) — Last Friday the submission period for consultation on the Essential Services Commission’s draft report ended, and I would like to take this opportunity to update the house on the implementation of the popular Fair Go rates system and how..

Royal Commission into Family Violence

HUTCHINS (Minister for Local Government) — I rise today to speak about the national emergency that our country faces — that is, family violence. I do so as part of a government that is committed to tackling this crisis not just with rhetoric, but with $81.3 million over..

Ministerial Statement: Local Government

HUTCHINS (Minister for Local Government) — I wish to make a ministerial statement. Introduction I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the country on which we stand, the Kulin nation and I pay my respects to their elders past and present and elders from other nations who..

Questions on Notice: Fair Go Rate Capping

MR DAVIS — To ask the Special Minister of State (for the Minister for Local Government): in relation to the comments made by the Minister for Public Transport, Ms Jacinta Allan, MP, on 774 Drive with Raf Epstein on 28 April 2015 regarding local Council rates: (1)    What evidence is..