Speeches from politicians in vic

  • I rise today to speak on the Justice Legislation Amendment (Parole Reform and Other Matters) Bill 2016. The bill makes two types of amendments for the presumption against parole. Firstly, it amends the Corrections Act 1986 to provide for a presumption against parole for prisoners who are serving a prison sentence with a non-parole period for an offence of murder of a person who the prisoner knew was, or was reckless as to whether the person was, a police officer.
  • My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Education, and it regards contract cleaners in government schools. This issue has been covered in the press over the last week or so. I would like to start by saying that I think there is too much contract employment in the Department of Education and Training as it is; too many teachers, too many teacher aides and too many other support staff are on contracts.
  • To ask the Minister for Training and Skills (for the Minister for Police): In relation to the Victoria Police stop and search receipting trial that was conducted during 2015
  • I rise to speak on the Standing Committee on the Environment and Planning's third report into rate capping policy...
  • The respected journal Nature published a major report on 1 December titled 'Quantifying global soil carbon losses in response to warming'...
  • This motion is targeted at a proposed great forest national park, or GFNP for short. The purposes of this debate warrant an in-depth description of this proposal...
  • My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and it pertains to persons that require wheelchairs...
  • The NorthWest Rail Alliance has been calling for the past seven years for the reinstatement of passenger rail services to Mildura...
  • My constituency question is for the Minister for Planning. Knox City Council is proposing a 'Knox central business district' to extend from Stud Road to Scoresby Road...
  • Over the years and especially lately I have spoken out about the loss of heritage buildings and places, as the state government and some local governments propose unnecessary and costly overdevelopments on public land. This morning I raise the issue of the proposed redevelopment of the Brighton Life Saving Club by the Bayside City Council on the Dendy Street foreshore, which, in an unusual circumstance, was vested to the then Brighton City Council by an act of Parliament in 1877.
  • The Greens are committed to a fair and just society where the human rights of everyone are respected and social inclusion is a priority. Laws that criminalise begging are contrary to fundamental human rights. The offence of 'begging or gathering alms' in the Summary Offences Act 1966, discriminates against people who are poor or experiencing homelessness.
  • My question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety and refers to the pedestrian crossing on Booran Road, Caulfield East, outside Glen Eira College. The school campus is split in two across Booran Road, and the pedestrian crossing with traffic lights allows students to cross.
  • I am very pleased to speak today in full support of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2016. This bill amends the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 so that adults who apply to the Victorian registrar of births, deaths and marriages to alter the sex recorded on their birth registration will no longer have to have undergone sex affirmation surgery or to be unmarried, which are the current requirements. The bill also introduces a new process with certain conditions to allow young people to have the sex recorded on their birth registration altered as well.
  • Greens MP Colleen Hartland calls on government to fund public IVF clinic
  • Greens MP Colleen Hartland questions the government about when they will finally go ahead and build the Port-Rail Shuttle.
  • I rise tonight to speak on the Transport Integration Amendment (Head, Transport for Victoria and Other Governance Reforms) Bill 2016...