I thank Ms Addison, Member for Wendouree, for her question and acknowledge her interest in improving the social housing outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians within the Ballarat community.
Parliamentary Speeches & Responses
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?
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.
Congratulations to the 95 outstanding young people and adult allies nominated for and winners of the City of Ballarat Youth Awards 2021.
I would also like to congratulate our graduating school students who have completed their assessments and exams.
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.
Firstly, may I offer my deepest condolences to Ms Addison on the recent loss of her beloved father Les Dickinson. The Victorian Government’s investment of $16 million into the establishment of the Brain Cancer Centre will improve brain cancer diagnosis and prognosis for paediatric, adolescent and adult patients by adopting a holistic approach.
The Victorian Government is committed to bringing top-tier national sporting content to the Ballarat region. These events support Victoria’s visitor economy, providing a continued boost for local businesses and tourism operators.
I am pleased to hear from the Member from Wendouree that Foodbank Victoria’s Farms to Families program is valued by the community.
Congratulations to Ballarat’s Anne Tudor, OAM, on being awarded Victorian Senior of the Year.
Congratulations to Ballarat sporting icon Steve Moneghetti on being inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
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.
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?
I too am very pleased to speak in favour of the Circular Economy (Waste Reduction and Recycling) Bill 2021, following on from the members for Ivanhoe, Eltham, Geelong, Lara, Bendigo West and Footscray.
Victoria’s roadmap to Deliver the National Plan sets out how we can safely reopen, while also supporting our health system to ensure Victorians can still get the healthcare they need, when they need it most.
Thank you to the Member for Wendouree for her question in relation to the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the programs for Victorians who need mental health and wellbeing support in the Wendouree electorate, and Ballarat local area.
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.
I am very, very pleased to stand up here to talk about this important landmark legislation that we are debating today and also have the opportunity to clear up some misnomers that have been presented by the opposition.