Parliamentary Speeches

Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question

My constituency question is to the Minister for Community Sport. How is the Andrews Labor government supporting the community sports sector to recover from the pandemic and operate in a COVID-safe way?

Regional Victoria – Grievance Debate

I am very pleased to stand to contribute to today’s grievance debate, the last one for the parliamentary year, and it is an excellent opportunity to be able to reflect on three years of the 59th Parliament of Victoria and look forward to the state election to be held in November.

Ballarat Foodbank Hub – Adjournment Matter

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, and the action I seek is that the minister provide me with an update on the Foodbank hub project in my community of Ballarat.

Ballarat Train Station – Adjournment Matter

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Regional Development, and the action that I seek is for the minister to update me on the progress of the Ballarat train station precinct redevelopment.

Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question

My constituency question is directed to the Minister for Housing. Would the minister please provide an update on what the Andrews Labor government is doing to assist people who find themselves homeless or who are at risk of homelessness?

Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question

My question is directed to the Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy. The Andrews Labor government is leading the nation in the fight against brain cancer and providing improved treatments and outcomes for patients and their families.

Ballarat International Foto Biennale – Adjournment Matter

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Creative Industries, and the action that I seek is for the minister to visit the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, the most significant biennial photographic festival in Australia.

Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School – Member’s Statement

Happy 60th birthday to Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School, a fantastic primary school in Wendouree. OLHC was established in Gillies Street on 15 October 1961 by the Sisters of Mercy with just two rooms on site. Sixty years on, the school is continuing to provide Catholic education to 125 students and employs 24 staff.

Big Housing Build – Adjournment Matter

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Housing, and the action that I seek is that the minister provide me with an update about further opportunities for investment and job creation in my electorate of Wendouree as we deliver the $5.3 billion Big Housing Build.

Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question

I welcomed the recent news that up to 10 000 racing fans will be at Flemington for the 2021 Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday in November. My question is for the Minister for Racing about crowd numbers for the 2021 Ballarat Cup to be held on Saturday, 20 November, at Dowling Forest Racecourse, one of Victoria’s premier racing and training venues.

COVID-19 Vaccinations – Member’s Statement

Last Sunday, Mount Rowan Secondary College in Wendouree hosted one of the state’s first pop-up vaccination clinics as the Andrews Labor government focuses on increasing vaccination rates in 100 priority postcodes across Victoria.