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Speeches from politicians in vic

  • Residents living on and near Yarra Boulevard in Kew continue to raise concerns about the use and safety of this road, which is under the care, management and responsibility of VicRoads, with council responsible for the footpaths and Parks Victoria for the adjacent parkland.
  • In November last year the famous ABC TV studios in Gordon Street, Elsternwick, officially closed. What is to become of the iconic studios where shows such as Countdown, Adventure Island, Bellbird, Kath and Kim, the Late Show, SeaChange, Spicks and Specks, Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell, the Big Gig and In Gordon Street Tonight were filmed has been the subject of much debate for at least the past five years or since the ABC started to move TV production to Southbank.
  • My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and it relates to the Arthurs Seat chairlift, which is now known as the Arthurs Seat Eagle. I first raised this issue in February 2016 on behalf of residents who were concerned about the adverse impacts on native vegetation landscapes and the local amenity that the sky lift would have.
  • The most recent regional sitting that the Legislative Council undertook was in September 2012 when the Legislative Council went for one day to the City of Greater Bendigo for a regional sitting. We really moved the whole of the Legislative Council to Bendigo and the Legislative Assembly to Ballarat at the same time.
  • The Government is failing older people in endlessly deliberating about establishing a retirement housing ombudsman and failing renters by introducing rental reforms with little time to get them through parliament before the election.
  • Lidia Thorpe calls for continued investment in Northcote and Thornbury schools.
  • To ask the Minister for Trade and Investment (for the Minister for Tourism and Major Events): What funding, including sponsorships, grants or other funding, has the Victorian Government provided in total and in all forms of allocation to the Avalon 2017 Aerospace and Defence Exposition in each year since 2012.
  • This petition has been set up by the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds. Since the live baiting scandal in 2015, greyhound racing has been thrown into the spotlight. What Victorians have learnt is that this is a gambling industry that is based on abhorrent animal cruelty and criminal behaviour.
  • The Service Victoria Bill 2017 that we are debating this afternoon has been on the notice paper for quite some time. It has been the subject of quite a long series of discussions between us, the government and the various parties in the chamber as to its merits and in fact the need for it in essence.
  • The report outlines the process that the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee, in its role under the Parliamentary Budget Officer Act 2017, plays in the recruitment and recommendation to the minister and the Governor in Council for appointment of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, which of course in this case is the first Parliamentary Budget Officer appointed in Victoria.
  • I would also like to speak briefly on the financial and performance outcomes report tabled today from the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee and to echo my thanks to the committee secretariat, as named by Ms Patten, for their fabulous work on this report. It is worth remembering that this is only the third time a financial and performance outcomes report has been tabled by the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee.
  • Lidia questions the government over child care shortages in Northcote and Thornbury.
  • My question is for the Minister for Agriculture and follows from her verbal and written responses to my questions about the ability of the government to effectively regulate duck shooting over the past few weeks.
  • Lidia Thorpe, Gunnai/Gunditjmara women, calls for a change in the Government approach to Treaty, saying it must be led by the sovereign clans and their elders.
  • The Greens welcome reforms to allow churches and other unincorporated bodies to be sued for child abuse.