Speeches from politicians in vic

  • I also rise to speak on the final report of the Standing Committee on the Environment and Planning on onshore unconventional gas in Victoria. It has been interesting to note the minority reports appended to the final report. They show that four coalition members want an extension of the current moratorium, two government members want a permanent ban on unconventional gas and one government member wants a three-year moratorium on unconventional gas with the removal of conventional gas from the ban.
  • This minority report reflects my views in relation to submissions received by a broad range of community members, individual industries, environment groups, peak bodies and industry groups as part of the Inquiry into Onshore Unconventional Gas in Victoria. As detailed in the final report, the committee received 1,862 published submissions and participated in multiple public hearings across the state.
  • To ask the Minister for Training and Skills (for the Minister for Education): Given recent media reports on the so called pornography rings at two Melbourne private schools, further reports of more than 70 Australian schools being targets for a pornography ring of teen boys and young men secretly swapping and exchanging graphic sexual images of female students and other non-consenting women and a growing incidence of boys and young men accessing online pornography according to experts in the field:
  • To ask the Minister for Corrections: In relation to women prisoners and in particular their rehabilitation and integration into society which is dependent upon secure housing as well as support programs:
  • On too many occasions over 2016 the actions of this government have led to the unnecessary removal of trees.
  • My question is for the Minister for Agriculture. It has been alleged that an employee at VicForests has been engaging in bullying and harassment of community members on the social media platform Facebook...
  • Greens call for remediation of contaminated industrial land south of the West Gate Freeway if the Western Distributor truck ramp plan goes ahead.
  • My constituency question is for the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and it relates to the Caulfield Racecourse and recreation reserve, some 54 hectares of Crown land which has for decades been used almost exclusively for racing and for huge financial benefit to the Melbourne Racing Club, which pays a peppercorn rent for is almost exclusive use.
  • Colleen Hartland states her support for truck protesters in Parliament and responds to insults by the Minister about them standing up for their community, their health and their rights.
  • The Greens call on the Minister to introduce 24 hour truck curfews on streets in Spotswood, Kingsville, Newport and Altona North if the Western Distributor is built to prevent toll-evading trucks rat running through these suburbs.
  • Greens question the minister over the impact of the southern Western Distributor truck ramp on Donald McLean Reserve and the children who play on the sports field.
  • Legislation is progressing through the New South Wales Parliament to end greyhound racing in New South Wales by 1 July 2017. The Greyhound Racing Prohibition Bill passed the New South Wales Legislative Council on 10 August; it is due to be debated in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly next Tuesday, 30 August.
  • With respect to the things that I would like to say about this bill, I would say that the name of the bill I think is provocative. I say that in the context of many other bills that are brought into this place with slogans in brackets rather than just a straight-out name as to what the bill is about. I think that is unfortunate in terms of this bill and in terms of many others that we see coming here.
  • The RSPCA, as Mr Leane and Mr Bourman referred to, is already a subject of its own commissioned but independent review. It is not an internal review; it is an independent review that is being conducted by former Chief Commissioner of Police Neil Comrie. That review commenced, I think, in May of this year and is running through to next month.
  • Minister, Victoria is not on top of the situation in respect of the culture and practices of greyhound racing in Victoria, and the two reports that have been done in Victoria are very superficial.
  • I am very pleased to make some remarks today on the Education and Training Reform Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2016, which indeed makes a range of miscellaneous amendments to the Education and Training Reform Act 2006. They are quite different sets of amendments that this bill includes.