Parliamentary Speeches

Ballarat Arch of Victory – Members Statement

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (10:01): 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..

Wage Theft Bill 2020 – Second Reading Debate

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (12:12): 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..

COVID-19 – Members Statement

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree): 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..

Disability Service Safeguards Amendment Bill 2020 – Second Reading Debate

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (12:10): I welcome the opportunity to speak in support of the Disability Service Safeguards Amendment Bill 2020 and thank the member for Bendigo West and also the member for Ivanhoe for their contributions today. Disability is a policy area..

COVID-19 – Members Statement

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (14:18): 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..

Bushfires – Members Statement

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

Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (12:49): 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 the current fire..

The Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Bill 2019 – Second Reading

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (17:17): I rise today to speak in support of the Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Bill 2019, another Andrews Labor government landmark bill—a bill that recognises the state significance of the Great Ocean Road and its landscapes…

Ballarat Rail Line – Adjournment

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (19:17:49): I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Transport Infrastructure, and the action that I seek is for her to provide me with a detailed update of the status of the Ballarat line upgrade and the benefits it will provide for..

Parks and Crown Land Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 – Second Reading

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (18:05:33): I am proud to support the Parks and Crown Land Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 because it is a bill that helps implement this government’s commitment to further protect Victoria’s natural environment and fauna, respect our rich Indigenous cultural history and encourage..

Industrial Manslaughter Legislation & Grace Beechey- Member Statements

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (10:02:31): I would like to thank everyone who has supported the introduction of the industrial manslaughter laws. Dave and Janine Brownlee and Lana Cormie have generously shared their stories, time and time again, to inform and educate as to why this law..

Liberal Party Leadership – Grievance Debate

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (15:17:49): My grievance today is for the state of the Liberal Party leadership in Victoria—but more importantly the lack of it. The Victorian Liberal Party is out of touch and out of date, consumed with self-interest rather than the public interest. It..

Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (11:46:54): My question is for the Minister for Racing and is about the 2019 Ballarat Cup, to be held on Saturday, 23 November, at Dowling Forest Racecourse, one of Victoria’s premier racing and training venues. We are proud that it is the..

Brown Hill Community Festival & Senior Citizens Club- Members Statement

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (14:11:28): What a great community event the Ballarat Brown Hill Community Festival is. It was held on Friday night and was well attended by hundreds of members of the local community. I would really like to thank Jason, Brendan, Ron, Bernie and..

Children’s Services Amendment Bill 2019 – Second Reading

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (16:30:24): I am so delighted to be able to talk about one of my favourite topics of all, which is education. As a former teacher, I miss every day the kids I used to teach—I love running into them—but I know firsthand..