Speeches from politicians in VIC

  • My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport. A train line heading east from Clifton Hill to Doncaster was part of Melbourne's 1969 transport plan. This is the plan that informed the design of the Eastern Freeway and ultimately led to a railway reserve being established down the middle of it. What a waste of resource that reserve has been for nearly 40 years.
  • After eight years of work inside and outside Parliament, Colleen Hartland welcomes referral of dying with dignity, end of life care and voluntary euthanasia to a Parliamentary Committee.
  • Colleen Hartland asks the Minister for Roads and Road Safety to make the Buckley and Victoria streets intersection safe for pedestrians.
  • Colleen Hartland calls on the Government to establish meaningful, consistent and transparent performance measures across our emergency and health services.
  • Colleen Hartland calls on the minister to gift public open space land to the Maribyrnong City Council for the purposes of converting it to parkland and for a community centre.
  • My adjournment matter is for the attention of the Premier, and it concerns Bob and Dianne Heller, an elderly couple who lost their small business and eventually their home after they challenged being locked out of their business premises without notice by their landlord in 1998.
  • The Greens continue to press the government on improving measures for health performance and waiting lists.
  • The Jury Directions Bill 2015 largely re-enacts the Jury Directions Act 2013, regarding the current definitions, guiding principles, jury direction request provisions, provisions on summing up and the use of integrated directions, and these will all continue to have the same effect under the new act. However, the bill also makes some refinements to that act, including restructuring the act by grouping directions into broad themes.
  • The Greens are pleased to support the motion put forward by Ms Wooldridge for two references to the joint committees. The first reference to the Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee, as outlined in Ms Wooldridge's motion, is to look at the sustainability and operational challenges of the rural and regional councils.
  • On 25 April and surrounding days communities around Australia and New Zealand commemorated the 100th anniversary of the landing of the Anzacs at Gallipoli. I attended local events, including the service hosted by the City of Glen Eira at Caulfield Park, at which a pine tree descended from a tree from Gallipoli was unveiled.
  • When will the restriction on truck movements between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. be implemented on Greensborough Highway/Rosanna Road?
  • Question to the Minister for Agriculture – My question is for the Minister for Agriculture and relates to allegations of illegal logging in East Gippsland.
  • I acknowledge the Minister for Transport's response of 10 April to my constituency question asked on 18 March regarding the retention of the Healesville Freeway Reserve as public open space. I commend the Government's decision to retain the reserve as public open space to be used for healthy recreation and public enjoyment in perpetuity.
  • The Federal Government's uplisting of the Leadbeater’s Possum to the "critically endangered list" is a sad indictment on the failure of successive Victorian governments to protect the habitat of this State's faunal emblem.
  • MS PENNICUIK — To ask the Minister for Training and Skills (for the Minister for Racing): What project based funding has Greyhound Racing Victoria and any registered greyhound racing clubs received from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund in the years 2004 to 2014, inclusive, and what were the projects.
  • My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Local Government. The action I request on behalf of the Public Libraries Victoria Network is that she release the full business case for the Victorian library funding model to allow local governments to properly assess its likely impact.