Parliamentary Speeches

Share These Stories – Member’s Statement

Ballarat is very proud of our veterans, and a number of Anzac services were held across Ballarat, including the dawn service, the Arch of Victory, the Ex- Prisoners of War Memorial, the Sebastopol RSL parade and service and the Ballarat RSL parade and service at the Cenotaph.

Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question

My question is for the Minister for Employment in the other place. Will the minister please provide me with an update on how Jobs Victoria programs are supporting my local jobseekers to find employment and supporting local businesses to fill roles in the Ballarat community?

Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question

My constituency question is for the Minister for Mental Health. Minister, how is the government increasing awareness of mental health services in my electorate of Wendouree?

Reid’s Guest House – Adjournment Matter

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Housing, and the action that I seek is for the minister to provide me with an update about the temporary closure of Reid’s Guest House in Ballarat and what steps have been taken to support displaced guests.

Economy and Infrastructure Committee

I am very pleased to rise to talk about the committee that I am on, the Legislative Assembly Economy and Infrastructure Committee, and talk about our inquiry into commonwealth support for Victoria.

Wendouree Electorate Schools – Adjournment Matter

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Education, and the action I seek is for the minister to provide me with an update on what measures are being undertaken to keep our students safe and our schools open throughout term 1 in my electorate of Wendouree.

Share These Stories – Member’s Statement

Congratulations to Headspace Ballarat and Western Victoria Primary Health Network on the launch of Share these Stories, an innovative and powerful anthology by authors who have lived experiences of mental health challenges.

Justice Legislation Amendment (Trial by Judge Alone and Other Matters) Bill 2022 – Second Reading Debate

I am delighted to be speaking and rising before you today. I am very, very pleased to be here to make a contribution and to support the Justice Legislation Amendment (Trial by Judge Alone and Other Matters) Bill 2022, a bill that supports our government’s response to COVID-19 by ensuring that the justice system continues to function not only safety but effectively during the ongoing pandemic.

Wendouree Electorate Sports Facilities – Adjournment Matter

I direct my adjournment to the Minister for Community Sport, and the action that I seek is for her to provide me with an update on the Victorian government’s investment in two very important community sports facilities in my electorate of Wendouree.

Ballarat Sporting Infrastructure – Adjournment Matter

I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, and the action I seek is for him to provide me with an update on the Victorian government’s investment in major sporting infrastructure and events in Ballarat.

Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question

My question is for the Minister for Regional Development. Will the minister please advise when the successful applicants for the current round of the Regional Infrastructure Fund will be announced?