Parliamentary Speeches

VCE Exams – Members Statement

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (09:42): Year 12 exams commence this week, and I want to acknowledge our principals; school leadership teams; heads of department; VCE, VCAL and VET teachers; and the 60 000 students who have had a VCE like no other. COVID has..

Ballarat International Foto Biennale – Adjournment

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (19:37): I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Creative Industries, and the action that I seek is for him to visit my electorate of Wendouree to meet with the Ballarat International Foto Biennale artistic director, Fiona Sweet, and members of..

Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (12:56): My question is directed to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety and is about the Andrews Labor government’s commitment to keep Ballarat moving by upgrading key intersections and addressing traffic congestion across the electorate of Wendouree. Ballarat drivers know firsthand..

Ballarat Health Services – Adjournment

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (19:44): I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, and the action I seek is for him to visit my electorate of Wendouree to thank the outstanding aged-care workforce at Ballarat Health Services for the excellent job..

Regional Media – Matter of Public Importance

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (16:03): I am very, very pleased to have the opportunity to speak today on the member for Shepparton’s matter of public importance. It is lovely to hear my friend Craig Wilson being acknowledged by the member for Ripon,..

Education and Training Reform Amendment Bill 2020 – Second Reading

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (17:11): It is always an absolute pleasure to follow the member for Tarneit, who makes such wonderful contributions. Like me, she is a mother of two children who has been battling with remote learning, so we have a..

John Mildren and Craig Fletcher – Members Statement

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (13:56): The 18th of October marked the 40th anniversary of the election of John Mildren, OAM, to the federal seat of Ballarat. John’s election win was significant because it ended 25 years of Liberal representation in the seat of Ballarat…

Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Questions

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (12:46): My question is directed to the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events and is about state government support to encourage tourists to visit and stay in Ballarat. I wish to thank the minister for his support..

Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree): My question is directed to the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers about the provision of emergency food relief to people facing food insecurity in my community of Ballarat during the COVID pandemic and into the future. Some individuals and families in..

Ballarat Early Parenting Centre – Adjournment

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree): I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Health. The action I seek is for him to provide me with a detailed update on the status and timeline for the Ballarat early parenting centre and how this important investment will assist..

Wendouree Electorate – Members Statement

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree): The Andrews Labor government is continuing to deliver for the Ballarat community by supporting local manufacturing, small businesses, community organisations and sporting clubs through grants to help them through COVID and injecting money into the Ballarat economy to create jobs. Our $6.1 million..

Lydiard Street North, Ballarat – Adjournment

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree): I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Public Transport, and the action I seek is for him to provide me with an update on the release of the report into the incident that resulted in significant damage to the heritage..

Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree): My question is directed to the Minister for Employment and Minister for Small Business in the other place and is about business support for local businesses in my electorate of Wendouree. I wish to thank the minister for her support of Ballarat..

COVID-19 – Members Statement

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree): Thank you to the Ballarat community for their efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by following the rules and staying safe. Thanks for all you have given up. Thanks for coming up with creative ways to stay connected while staying at..

Early Childhood Education – Motion

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (20:05): 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..

Community Sport – Members Statement

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (13:53): 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..