Parliamentary Speeches

Medically Supervised Injecting Facilities – Matter of Public Importance

I too welcome the opportunity to contribute to this discussion about how we should treat vulnerable Victorians who are experiencing issues of drug addiction. I am proud that the Andrews Labor government addresses the issues of opioid addiction as a health concern, through a lens of care and compassion.

Ballarat Manufacturing Jobs – Members Statement

Ballarat has a proud history of building trains, and this is set to continue following last week’s almost $1 billion announcement to build 25 brand new X’trapolis 2.0 trains in my electorate of Wendouree. I thank the Treasurer for this huge investment in Ballarat and congratulate him on the excellent 2021–22 state budget that creates jobs and cares for Victoria.

Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question

My constituency question is directed to the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers. It is about strengthening food relief in my community to ensure healthy food reaches those in need.

Local Government Gender Equality – Adjournment

Click Here for Video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (19:07): My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Local Government, and the action that I seek is for the minister to provide me with an update on how the Andrews Labor government is working towards increasing the..

Non Emergency Patient Transport Amendment Bill 2021 – Second Reading

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (14:58): I am very, very pleased to stand up and talk about this very important legislation that we are introducing to the Parliament today, that being the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Amendment Bill 2021, because this will ensure that patient safety remains at the..

Wendouree Electorate – Constituency question

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (11:45): My question is directed to the Minister for Public Transport and Minister for Roads and Road Safety regarding the Lydiard Street heritage gates and the reopening of Lydiard Street to vehicles. Will the minister please come to Ballarat to provide an..

Frank Sheehan, OAM – Members Statement

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (10:00): I too wish to pay my respects to the life of Frank Sheehan, OAM, who passed away yesterday. Frank was a valued member of the Ballarat community and a former Labor member of the Victorian Parliament, representing Ballarat South from 1982..

Wendouree Electorate Mental Health Services – Adjournment

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (19:23): My adjournment matter is for the Acting Premier and Minister for Mental Health, and the action that I seek is for the Acting Premier or his representative to officially open the Ballarat Community Health mental health and wellbeing hub in my..

Budget Papers 2020–21 – Motion

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (17:37): It is an absolute joy to stand here tonight, a fortnight out from our next budget, to reflect on the amazing 2020–21 Victorian budget that was handed down in November. The 2020–21 budget certainly does deliver for Wendouree, and the Andrews..

Cemeteries and Crematoria Amendment Bill 2021 – Second Reading

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (15:14): I rise today to speak in support of amending the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003. That will ensure that Victorian families are protected from harm and distress after the death of a loved one from a violent crime…

Jobs Victoria Fund – Adjournment

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (19:12): It is an absolute pleasure to be here tonight on St Patrick’s Day to raise an adjournment matter. My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Employment in the other place regarding helping more Victorians to..

Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (11:51): My constituency question is for the Minister for Regional Development. I seek information from the minister on the progress of the $100 million Ballarat GovHub development and when up to 1000 government employees, including 600 relocated public sector positions, will move..

McCain Food Renewable Energy Investment – Members Statement

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (13:20): Well done to McCain Foods Australia for its investment in renewable energy at their Wendouree plant. McCain Foods is a Canadian-owned family business with its Australian headquarters in Ballarat. For nearly 45 years McCain has been making chips,..

Get Active Kids Voucher Program – Members Statement

Click here for video Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (09:54): It is so important that children are encouraged to play sport. Involvement in a sporting club can have many benefits for a child’s health, wellbeing and sense of self. Participating in sport boosts self-esteem and helps a..

Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (11:49): My question is directed to the Minister for Mental Health. Following the tabling of the final report of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, how will Ballarat community members who experience mental illness access better treatment, care and support as..

International Women’s Day – Adjournment

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (20:15): In the lead-up to International Women’s Day on Monday, 8 March, my adjournment matter is to the Minister for Women. The action that I seek from the minister is to provide me with an update on how the Andrews Labor government..