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Speeches from politicians in vic

  • Minister, while I always welcome much-needed funding for any government school for the upgrade of their buildings, when I examined budget paper 4, 'State capital program', Bell Primary School, Northcote Primary School and Thornbury High School were not actually in the budget papers or the forward estimates. So my question is: how much funding is going to schools in Northcote over and above the budget allocation and what process was undergone to allocate that funding?
  • We now have average global temperatures 1 degree Celsius over the average and set for another 0.5 per cent coming towards us.
  • I was pleased to hear the Minister for Training and Skills confirm that funding for Auslan training will continue.
  • On 23 October I was very pleased to attend the 20th anniversary of the Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation (PPCR) — 'celebrating 20 deadly years'.
  • The Greens will not be supporting the bill put forward by Mr Bourman today. I am actually quite surprised at the comments made both by the government and by the opposition with regard to this bill.
  • The Public Accounts and Estimates Committee just last week conducted its first forum on demystifying the budget papers, and I have to say that that was an idea that I put to the committee. Many people do find budget papers quite bamboozling and confusing, and a lot of electorate officers and other people did attend that forum and found it very useful.
  • I am pleased to speak today on the Corrections Legislation Further Amendment Bill 2017, which makes a number of amendments to the Corrections Act 1986, particularly with regard to the Adult Parole Board of Victoria and to contraband items in prisons. It also makes amendments to the Major Crime (Investigative Powers) Act 2004, the Bail Act 1977 and the Victoria Police Act 2013 which are mainly minor and consequential amendments.
  • It is with pleasure that I rise to speak on the Caulfield Racecourse Reserve Bill 2017. In saying that, I have to say that the first time I saw this bill the first thing that jumped out at me was the name of the bill, Caulfield Racecourse Reserve Bill, just perpetuating what that huge 54-hectare tract of Crown land in Glen Eira has been used for for more than 140 years pretty well exclusively, locking out the community.
  • Colleen Hartland questions Minister for Training and Skills over the alleged targeted redundancies at Victoria University.
  • I am pleased to rise to speak on the Ports and Marine Legislation Amendment Bill 2017. The bill does a number of things which are aimed at improving safety on Victorian waterways, including our bays, rivers and lakes et cetera, and particularly where boating activities occur. But it also goes to strengthening the ability of port authorities, particularly regional ports and smaller ports, to deal with safety risks as they may present themselves.
  • Yesterday Ms Pulford announced that she will establish a group called Animal Welfare Victoria, which she will oversee along with the department. She also announced a new animal welfare action plan, that was in fact announced in September last year.
  • My constituency question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and it is in regard to the recently announced truck curfew trial along Beach Road, which is going to commence on 4 November.
  • I am happy to speak today on the Justice Legislation Amendment (Body-worn Cameras and Other Matters) Bill 2017, which is the first — some other legislation will follow — piece of legislation to support the use of body-worn cameras when the devices are rolled out to frontline police next year. The aim is for police to use body-worn cameras in their daily duties eventually.
  • I am pleased to rise this afternoon to speak on the Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Amendment (Governance) Bill 2017. This bill implements, I think, 14 recommendations of the Harper review which relate to the oversight of the Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act 2009 (SSODSA) and the governance models under that act.
  • Minister, how are biodiversity conservation risks being managed in accordance with the timber code of practice...
  • I rise to speak on the Renewable Energy (Jobs and Investment) Bill 2017...