Media Centre

Ballarat Keralites Foundation of Australia – Member Statement

Congratulations to the Ballarat Keralites Foundation of Australia for their Taste of India fundraiser on Sunday night as part of Harmony Fest. More than 500 meals were cooked, with all funds raised being donated to the Ballarat soup bus to support people experiencing homelessness in our community.

Charlie Howkins and Jack Brownlee – Member Statement

Yesterday marked five years since the devastating trench collapse in Delacombe that killed Charlie Howkins and Jack Brownlee. There are not enough words to thank Jack’s parents Janine and Dave Brownlee and Charlie’s wife Lana Cormie for their extraordinary courage, determination and advocacy, which resulted in the introduction of Victoria’s landmark workplace manslaughter laws.

Wendouree Electorate Veterans – Adjournment Matter

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Veterans, and the action that I seek is for the minister to visit Ballarat to meet with representatives of veterans organisations in my community and visit significant memorials to the fallen and to those who have served in my electorate of Wendouree.

Wendouree Electorate Infrastructure – Ministerial Response

I thank the Member for Wendouree for her question and for her outstanding advocacy for this important program for her community. The Andrews Labor Government is investing more than $60 million to upgrade six traffic hotspots and surrounding roads under the Keeping Ballarat Moving program.

Transforming Ballarat’s Historic Theatre

Her Majesty’s Theatre in Ballarat will be safer and more accessible for all theatre goers thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison visited the theatre to mark the start of Stage 3 restoration work on the nearly 150-year-old landmark, supported by a $10 million Labor Government investment through the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.

International Women’s Day – Motion

I am delighted to rise to speak on this motion, being:That this house notes that today is International Women’s Day and – (1) this year marks 100 years since women won the right to stand for election to the Victorian Parliament; (2) for many years First Nations women did not have the same political rights as other Victorians.

International Women’s Day – Member Statement

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate our government’s commitment to women and gender equality. From our first ever gender equality strategy to Australia’s first ever gender equality act, Victoria is leading the nation on gender equality.

Governor’s Speech – Address-in-reply

I am happy to be here and happy to be making an address-in-reply here today. Gee, it is good to be back in this house. It is good to be re-elected and representing my beautiful, wonderful community of Wendouree in the 60th Parliament.

Delacombe Development – Adjournment Matter

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Housing, and the action that I seek is that the minister come to my electorate of Wendouree to see how we are progressing the Delacombe master plan and the Big Housing Build construction.

Wendouree Electorate Health Infrastructure – Member Statement

The Andrews Labor government is delivering world-class health care at Grampians Health with a $6.5 million investment in robot-assisted surgery. This is only the fourth surgical robot in a public hospital in Victoria, with the other robots at hospitals in Melbourne and Geelong.

Ballarat Electorate – Member Statement

It is an absolute honour to be re-elected to represent the electorate of Wendouree in the 60th Parliament. Thank you to the Ballarat community for your strong support, and I promise to work hard every day to make Ballarat an even better place to live.

Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question

My constituency question is for the Minister for Public Transport. Would the minister please provide me with an update on the Andrews Labor government’s plan for cheaper regional public transport fares?