Greg Barber has gone fishing. On behalf of my Greens parliamentary colleagues and the thousands of Greens members with whom he has worked and supported over the years, I would like to thank him for his immense contribution to the Greens and to green politics.
On the walls of the Caulfield RSL, where my paternal grandfather was a founding member and my dad was also a member for many years, is a series of photos from the First World War. I always look at these photos.
We have another motion brought by Mrs Peulich with regard to the training system, and it is a bit of a Groundhog Day experience here talking about how the training system has fared in this state over the last nine or 10 years, certainly since 2008.
I am pleased to speak this evening on the WorkSafe Legislation Amendment Bill 2017, which is a bill that the Greens fully support. It is a good bill that brings in provisions that will benefit workers and families of workers and will increase penalties for employers who are responsible for deaths and/or injuries in the workplace but also for perhaps tampering with the scene where a worker has been injured or killed and not notifying the authority of what they are required to notify them of under the act.
I am pleased to speak on the Domestic Animals Amendment (Restricted Breed Dogs) Bill 2017. It is in fact a reasonably straightforward and simple bill that deals with a very complicated, complex and contested issue in the community.
My question is for the Minister for Corrections. Yesterday it was reported that Supreme Court Justice Lex Lasry has joined a growing list of judges who are critical of the shortage of psychiatric treatment for people in custody. He was so concerned about one young man who urgently needed help that he was considering releasing him on bail despite him remaining a risk.
In terms of this issue, it is essential for public safety and for the safety and welfare of horses that horse-drawn vehicles are no longer allowed to operate inside the Hoddle grid, and I ask that the Minister for Roads take action to disallow that.
Threats that are facing our smallest mammals in Australia and Victoria such as the Leadbeater's possum and greater gliders include logging in the Central Highlands and East Gippsland.
My question for the minister is: has everyone who was a former resident of the Gatwick Hotel been housed, and are there processes in place to ensure that they continue in housing and do not become homeless?
I am pleased to speak on the Administration and Probate and Other Acts Amendment (Succession and Related Matters) Bill 2016. This bill amends the Administration and Probate Act 1958, the Guardianship and Administration Act 1986 and the Powers of Attorney Act 2014 to implement some of the outstanding recommendations of the 2013 Succession Laws report of the Victorian Law Reform Commission relating in particular to intestacy, where a person dies without having made a will, and makes some amendments in regard to the distribution of property under those circumstances.
My question today is for the Minister for Corrections. In the July parliamentary break my colleague Ms Springle and I visited Tarrengower and Loddon prisons, and I would like to thank the corrections commissioner and the staff of those prisons for facilitating those visits and indeed some of the prisoners we were able to speak to.