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Ballarat community comes together for bushfire relief

I stood in Parliament to honour and recognise all members of the Ballarat community who have fought fires, organised fundraisers, giving a helping hand and donated money. Around our great city, members of our community came together to help in any way they can. Thank..

Workplace Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 – Second Reading Debate

I spoke in Parliament on the Workplace Safety Legislation Amendment (Workplace Manslaughter and Other Matters) Bill 2019. This legislation is very to my heart and to a great number of members of the Ballarat community following numerous workplace deaths in our community. The Andrews Labor..

Ride to Remember & This is Dementia

I wish to congratulate Nick Locandro for his outstanding charity work to raise money and awareness of dementia in Ballarat. Recently Nick, Jamie Huggett and Jeremy Cowan rode the 1000km Mawson Trail in South Australia to raise money for dementia. This was a very challenging..

Dangerous Goods Amendment Bill 2019 – Second Reading Debate

I stand to support the Dangerous Goods Amendment (Penalty Reform) Bill 2019 because at the heart of this important legislation is community and workplace safety. Also at the heart of this legislation is protection for the environment. These issues are very important to me, and..

George Devine Treloar Statue & 9/11 Anniversary

It was wonderful to join with so many members of the Australian Greek Community as well as Lee Telamis, Former Minister John Pandazopoulos and the Consult General of Greece for the official unveiling George Devine Treloar Statue by sculptor Lis Johnson in Ballarat on Sunday…

Children Amendment Legislation Bill 2019 – Second Reading Debate

I had the opportunity to speak in support of the Children Legislation Amendment Bill 2019. This bill means that priests and spiritual leaders are added to the list of mandated reports to child protection and the confessional seal lifted for suspected abuse. This is a..

Busy Ballarat Weekend

Ballarat was a hive of entertainment last weekend. Ballarat was alive with music at the Royal South Street Society Eisteddfod, as well as revving engines at the Pedders Eureka Rush. I even had the opportunity to do a lap around BWEZ in a rally car thanks to..

Aged Care Services

I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, and the action that I seek is for him to provide me with a detailed update on the waiting times for home care packages for the elderly in my electorate of Wendouree..

Wendouree Station Upgrades

I recently went to Wendouree Train Station to see the amazing works that are underway. The new overpass has been installed and the second platform is being built. This means more trains, more often.

Budget in Reply 2019 – 2020

I was pleased to rise in Parliament to talk about the many great benefits that the Victorian state budget will bring to the electorate of Wendouree. From Brown Hill to Alfredton, from Redan to Mount Rowan and all the suburbs in between, this is a..

Sunshine Letters Campaign

I rose in Parliament to recognise the work of Ailish Ryan, a young Ballarat girl with a big heart. Ailish wanted to make a difference for people who were sleeping rough, so she started the Sunshine Letters Campaign. With the support of her family and..

Forensic Hub in Ballarat – Adjournment Debate

I asked the Minister for Police, Minister Lisa Neville to join me in Winter Valley to tour the new Ballarat Police forensic hub that is assisting with fighting crime in Ballarat. I look forward to inspecting the new state-of-the-art forensic facility, which will speed up..

Site Map of Lucas Primary School (interim name)

The Andrews Labor Government has invested $17.1 million to build a new primary school in Lucas. Recently, I was delighted to join with the newly appointed Principal, Sue Sawyer, to visit the site and see how the school will look. Now you can too! Families..

Her Majesty’s Theatre

Ballarat’s Her Majesty’s Theatre is in need of urgent structural repairs to be safe for performers, patrons and visitors, and the Andrews Labor government is committed to saving it. I am calling on the Federal Government to provide the $5 million to complete this project…

Constituency Question: Wendouree Roads

I asked the Minister for Roads, Hon. Jaala Pulford MP about the road upgrades on Sturt Street. I asked the Minister, how will the upgrades to multiple intersections on Sturt Street near a number of schools would improve road safety for students, parents, teachers and..