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Speeches from politicians in vic

  • I rise today to pay tribute to Greens member Alex McCallum...
  • I am wondering, Minister, if you can provide the house with any information on where these plantations might be sited...
  • At the public hearing of the VicForests inquiry it was revealed that as part of the purchase of the Heyfield mill by the Hermal Group from Gunns a discount rate of between $8 and $10 per cubic metre...
  • I have been advised that VicRoads charges Yarra Trams, the operators of Melbourne's tram network, $15 000 to install priority signalling for trams at each and every intersection...
  • My constituency question is on behalf of a constituent in Doncaster and is directed to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety...
  • My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. The Swan Street Bridge is currently being upgraded...
  • Last Friday night my goddaughter, Emily, who has just completed a degree in zoology and animal science, and I went to hear Dr Jane Goodall speak in Melbourne. Jane Goodall is a hero of ours and of the thousands of people who were there to hear her speak and the millions of people all over the world who support and work for her many conservation programs.
  • So my question is: when will the new governance structures for Caulfield Racecourse Reserve be introduced?
  • I can say on behalf of the Greens, as is the case with all other parties, we will not be opposing the motion that is calling for documents. I listened to Mr Young's explanation as to why he has brought forward the motion. If I got the gist of it, it was that somehow perhaps the advice that is going from the police to police ministers in the context of the Council of Australian Governments discussions on firearms across Australia may be incorrect or not kosher.
  • The government has completed its review of the Leadbeater’s possum buffer zones...
  • My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Planning...
  • On 10 May the Andrews government voted down legislation that could have penalised motorists who drive too close to cyclists...
  • Given reports today in the Weekly Times that pine sawlog supplier Hancock Victorian Plantations (HVP) has negotiated to extend supply to Gippsland’s Australian Paper...
  • I am very pleased to speak on the Sex Offenders Registration Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2017, which is before us this evening. The main purpose of the bill is to introduce some very important registration exemption orders under the Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004 (SORA). I am very pleased to see these reforms being introduced by the government. That, I would say, is the main reason for the bill and the main impetus behind the bill, but it also makes some other changes, particularly with regard to the collection of forensics samples, fingerprints and finger scans from those people who are currently on the sex offenders register and for whom the police do not have those forensics samples.
  • This year National Reconciliation Week coincided with some very significant anniversaries: 27 May marked the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum to amend the Australian constitution to include Aboriginal people in the constitution and to allow the commonwealth to create laws for them, which won the support of more than 90 per cent of Australians and all states; 3 June marks 25 years since the Mabo decision of the High Court that terra nullius should not have been applied to Australia and recognised that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have rights to the land that existed before the British arrived and still exist today; and 26 May marked 20 years since the Bringing Them Home report was tabled in the Parliament of Australia, chronicling the devastation that was wreaked on Aboriginal people by the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families.
  • I would like to start my contribution on the motion today by thanking the police and protective services officers (PSOs) for the work they do in the community on a daily basis. With regard to the actual motion that Mr O'Donohue has put forward today, I would have to make the comment that it is a little bit of a hotchpotch of points cobbled together. While I truly believe that the fundamental issues at stake here — whether there is a rising crime rate and the level of resourcing of the police service in Victoria — are important issues, I do not think this motion actually goes to those in any particularly serious way.