Parliament

Early Childhood Education – Motion

You can watch the video here. What a difficult act to follow. The member for Mount Waverley is always such a delight to listen to—the insights that he brings to this house, the popular culture references. I must admit I do turn the volume up..

Community Sport – Members Statement

You can watch the video here. Like many people, I love community sport. I know how important it is for building safer, stronger and healthy communities. Local clubs, leagues and associations have been hit hard by the coronavirus restrictions, and that is why the Andrews..

100 Years of the Arch of Victory – Members Statement

You can watch the video here. On 2 June 2020 we marked an important anniversary in Ballarat: the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Arch of Victory by His Royal Highness Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales. This prominent landmark, situated in Alfredton, is significant for..

Wage Theft Bill 2020 – Second Reading Debate

You can watch the video here.   I rise to speak in support of this very important legislation, the Wage Theft Bill 2020, an important bill that delivers on the Andrews Labor government’s commitment to criminalise wage theft and to establish Wage Inspectorate Victoria with functions..

Thank you Ballarat for your COVID response – Members Statement

I wish to thank the Ballarat community for their response to the coronavirus pandemic. Our willingness to adopt social distancing, wash our hands and stay at home has resulted our community achieving three consecutive weeks without a new COVID-19 case. This is the result of..

Commerce Ballarat’s Now is the Time campaign – Members Statement

You can watch the video here. It is important that the Ballarat community continue to support each other, support our local businesses and support local jobs during this crisis. Sadly, casual employees at Sovereign Hill are already severely impacted by the economic downturn caused by..

Ballarat community comes together for bushfire relief

You can watch the video here Whilst the bushfires have been so devastating for so many people, for wildlife and for the environment, the way that members of the Ballarat community have responded shows our community at its very best. I wish to honour and..

Thanking Ballarat firefighters – Constituency Question

You can watch the video here.   My constituency question is for the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. Before I ask it, I wish to thank her for the great leadership she has demonstrated and also thank our emergency services for their work across..

RIDE TO REMEMBER & THIS IS DEMENTIA

You can watch me speech here I wish to congratulate Nick Locandro for his outstanding charity work to raise money and awareness of dementia in Ballarat. Recently Nick, Jamie Huggett and Jeremy Cowan rode the 1000km Mawson Trail in South Australia to raise money for..

Dangerous Goods Amendment Bill 2019 – Second Reading Debate

You can watch the video here I stand today to support the Dangerous Goods Amendment (Penalty Reform) Bill 2019 because at the heart of this important legislation is community and workplace safety. Also at the heart of this legislation is protection for the environment. These..

George Devine Treloar Statue & 9/11 Anniversary

you can watch the video here It was wonderful to join with so many members of the Australian-Greek community, as well as Lee Tarlamis, former minister John Pandazopoulos and the Consul General of Greece for the official unveiling of the George Devine Treloar statue by..

Children Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 – Second Reading Debate

You can watch the video here I stand today to support the Children Legislation Amendment Bill 2019. I wish to thank the Minister for Child Protection and the Attorney-General, their offices and the relevant government departments for the work that has gone into the preparation..