Speeches from politicians in vic | Australian Greens

Speeches from politicians in vic

  • The Cranbourne-Pakenham elevated rail project has been very sensitive for affected communities that live, work and go to school near the line...
  • In its 2016–17 annual report VicForests has disclosed that it received $5.9 million in payments from the Andrews government...
  • My question is for the Minister for Agriculture. Today VicForests...
  • I am glad there is a lot of love in the room for the Leadbeater's possum — my work here is clearly starting to take shape...
  • I would like to congratulate Cr Bronwen Machin...
  • On Wednesday last week I visited members of the community in Mirboo North to discuss their concerns about VicForests's plans...
  • My constituency question is for the Minister for Planning in relation to the site at 40 Mount View Road, Boronia...
  • My question is for the Minister for Corrections, and it relates to the Ravenhall correctional facility, which opened last month. On 8 September I raised with the minister in question time the issue of double-bunking at Loddon Prison and whether the government had a time line for eliminating it in accordance with Corrections Victoria standards, which recommend single-cell accommodation.
  • My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Agriculture, and it is in regard to the ongoing use of the flawed 2013 survey of hunter expenditure, which was commissioned by the former Department of Environment and Primary Industries and conducted by consultants RMCG, EconSearch and DBM Consultants.
  • It is with a great sense of responsibility that I contribute to the debate on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 this evening. This is one of the most important bills that has come before the Parliament of Victoria and one that has attracted amongst the most community interest as well, which is to be expected. As has been shown over the years, the Victorian community is overwhelmingly in favour of voluntary assisted dying with appropriate checks and balances.
  • 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.