Speeches from politicians in vic

  • I am happy to make a small contribution this evening on the budget papers, having already spent many hours looking at them in detail through the budget estimates process as a member of the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee.
  • Like everyone, I have been deeply affected by the events of the past 10 days. Firstly, there was the horrific killing of 49 people and wounding of 53 at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, which is difficult to comprehend. Ms Hartland and I attended Victoria's show of solidarity with Orlando at Federation Square last week.
  • The Greens will support the Justice Legislation (Evidence and Other Acts) Amendment Bill 2016, which is a fairly simple bill that does two things mainly.
  • My constituency question is for the Minister for Public Transport, and it concerns the level crossing removal at Koornang and Murrumbeena roads and the proposed rebuilding of Carnegie and Murrumbeena stations.
  • The Greens will be supporting the Treasury and Finance Legislation Amendment Bill 2016, although I might say first off that it is a very oddly named bill, particularly in a week when we are passing the appropriation bills. At first glance you might think this bill is about Treasury and Finance. In fact it is about occupational health and safety, workers compensation and changes to penalties under those acts, as well as changes to payments made to injured workers.
  • The action I seek is that the minister ensure that there are enough temporary secure bike parking areas implemented at major events such as White Night Melbourne and the AFL Grand Final...
  • To ask the Minister for Corrections: In relation to the response from the former Acting Corrections Minister to questions on notice 4897: (1) What evidence supports group-based interventions as being most effective in reducing recidivism rather than one on one therapy.
  • To ask the Minister for Corrections: As the caseload of Community Corrections Officers (CCO) has tripled in the last year what is the specific budget amount for 2016-17 for additional staff to deal with Community Corrections Orders and to what extent in terms of percentage or ratio is this expected to reduce the existing caseload for CCO staff.
  • To ask the Minister for Corrections: In relation to the prison education program: (1) What statistics can be provided on the number and percentage of prisoners participating in education programs in prison for 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-2016.
  • Today I rise to talk about the contrast between good science and science that is garbage.
  • I rise to speak on the Ridesharing Bill 2016. I want to start with the context of this bill, and that is to look towards the government's poor record on ridesharing so far.
  • The Victorian Greens are committed to equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and intersex people and to equality for women. The Equal Opportunity Act 2010 includes exceptions in sections 82, 83 and 84 that allow religious organisations, schools and individuals to discriminate on the basis of a person's religious belief or activity, sex, sexual orientation, lawful sexual activity, marital status, parental status or gender identity. The Greens have a longstanding opposition to the religious exceptions that are found in sections 82(2), 83, and 84 of the Equal Opportunity Act and have moved to remove them in Parliament before.
  • I rise this morning to speak on the motion moved by Mr Davis to disallow amendment GC37 to the Cardinia, Casey, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Kingston, Melbourne, Monash, Stonnington and Yarra planning schemes.
  • I would like to thank the speakers who have spoken on the motion before us today and when it was moved back in March. Those speakers are Ms Patten and Mr Jennings in March and Ms Wooldridge and Dr Carling-Jenkins today. I will just briefly respond to some of the points made by those speakers.
  • 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 the Equal Opportunity Amendment (Equality for Students) Bill 2016. In my opinion, the Equal Opportunity Amendment (Equality for Students) Bill 2016, as introduced to the Legislative Council, is compatible with human rights as set out in the charter. I base my opinion on the reasons outlined in this statement.
  • My question is to the Minister for Corrections in his capacity of representing the Minister for Police. The temporary ban on the importation of the eight-shot Adler A110 lever-action shotgun expires on 7 August. It has been reported that there are 7000 orders for this firearm, including 600 in Victoria. At present no decision has been made regarding an extension of the ban while the ongoing discussions of the review of the national firearms agreement continue beyond the expected end date.