Parliament

Transport (Safety Schemes Compliance and Enforcement) Bill 2014

I rise to speak on the Transport (Safety Schemes Compliance and Enforcement) Bill 2014. As stated by the lead speaker, the opposition does not oppose the bill. The purpose of the bill is to ensure that Victoria’s local rail, maritime – including local waterways –..

Boral Western Landfill

I rise today to speak against the planned expansion of Boral’s Western Landfill, which is currently being considered by Melton City Council. The community response against this expansion has been enormous. The City of Melton has already received nearly 2000 letters of objection — the..

Melbourne General Cemetery staffing

My matter is for the attention of the Minister for Health, and the action I seek is for the minister to urgently meet with representatives from the Australian Workers Union and the 10 operational staff who have been made redundant at the Melbourne General Cemetery…

Summary Offences and Sentencing Amendment Bill 2013

I rise to speak on the Summary Offences and Sentencing Amendment Bill 2013. Labor will be opposing this bill because, quite frankly, it amounts to the criminalisation of organised labour. The government’s intent is to stop democratic processes going forward. Government members do not want..

Melton Highway level crossing

To the Legislative Assembly of Victoria: The petition of certain citizens of the state of Victoria draws to the attention of the house the Napthine state government’s failure to properly manage the Melton Highway level crossing. In particular, we note that: 1. the boom gates..

Cootes Transport

I raise my concerns about the safety of road users and families in my electorate in relation to safety and maintenance breaches by Cootes Transport on Victorian roads. Fuel tankers are among the most dangerous vehicles on the road. They carry loads that make them..

Sunshine Hospital children’s multidisciplinary assessment

To the Legislative Assembly of Victoria: The petition of the following residents of Victoria, draws to the attention of the house that: 1. the Children’s Allied Health Service (CAHS) at Sunshine Hospital is no longer accepting multidisciplinary assessment referrals for preschool children with disabilities starting..

Caroline Springs police station

To the Legislative Assembly of Victoria: The petition of certain citizens of the state of Victoria draws to the attention of the house the Napthine state government’s failure to keep our community safe. In particular, we note that in the city of Melton over the..

Truck safety

 I raise a matter for the Minister for Roads. The action I seek is for the minister to outline to the house what additional resources have been allocated by the government to deal with the current safety and maintenance crisis facing the long-distance trucking industry..

Crimes Amendment (Grooming) Bill 2013

I rise to speak on the Crimes Amendment (Grooming) Bill 2013. As indicated by previous speakers, Labor supports this bill. The bill seeks to amend the Crimes Act 1958 to create a new criminal offence of grooming for sexual conduct with a child under the..

TAFE funding

To the Legislative Assembly of Victoria: This petition of certain citizens of the state of Victoria draws to the attention of the house the state government’s plans to cut hundreds of millions of dollars from TAFE funding. In particular, we note: 1. the TAFE Association..