Parliamentary Speeches

Public Holidays Amendment Bill 2019 – Second Reading

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (18:02:03): Thank you Acting Speaker, I rise today to speak in support of the Public Holidays Amendment Bill 2019. This is an important bill for Victorians. It makes provision for certain public holidays, they being Easter Sunday, the..

Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (11:37:03): My question is for the Minister for Education about funding for Mount Rowan Secondary College in my electorate of Wendouree. Over the last four years the Andrews Labor government has already invested $12 million in Mount Rowan Secondary College redeveloping the school…

Budget 2019-20 – Members Statement

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (15:49:38): I  am proud that the state budget delivers for Ballarat. We are keeping our promises and delivering for our community. Each and every one of our election commitments is being funded despite a tight budgetary framework. All the..

Plate Up Ballarat – Members Statement

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (09:55:07): I am very excited about Plate Up Ballarat 2019, Ballarat’s annual premier food festival. Plate Up Ballarat is an annual event that showcases our region’s top local growers, producers, venues, beer and wine. It is on for..

Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2019 – Second Reading

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (17:13:10): I am proud to stand in support of the Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2019, and I thank the minister for her work on this issue. Like my good friends the Member for Tarneit and the Member..

Anniversary of the Delacombe trench collapse tragedy – Members Statement

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (10:05:58): Today marks one year since the devastating Delacombe trench collapse. Jack Brownlee was 21 and Charlie Howkins was 34 on that Wednesday morning when the disaster occurred. Charlie was buried by tonnes of loose earth and was..

Ballarat Cycle Classic & Lyric Theatre – Members Statement

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (09:54:54): Congratulations to everyone who was involved with the Ballarat Cycle Classic, which was held on Sunday, 17 February. It is a very successful event, where participants can ride, walk or run for cancer research. I was pleased..

Government Performance – Matter of Public Importance

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (15:22:44): It gives me great pleasure to contribute to this matter of public importance debate and reject the assertions of the member for Ripon about the Victorian economy. Despite our electorate sharing a border, we do not have..

Walking off the War Within – Members Statement

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (09:58:31): I rise to draw attention to Walking off the War Within, an annual Ballarat community event to raise awareness of depression, PTSD and suicide. It is held in memory of Nathan Shanahan, a returned solider and firefighter,..

First Speech in Parliament

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (17:03:17): I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Wurundjeri people. I would also like to acknowledge the Wathaurong people, the traditional owners of the land of the Wendouree electorate, and pay my..