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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..

Public Holidays Amendment Bill 2019 – Second Reading Debate

I am proud to speak in support of the Public Holidays Amendment Bill 2019. This legislation will give working people certainty in the future as we enshrine Easter Sunday, the Friday before the AFL Grand Final and Christmas Day when it falls on a Saturday..

Constituency Question: Mount Rowan Secondary College

Recently, I stood up in Parliament to ask the Minister for Education, about funding for Rowan Secondary College. I asked about how the additional investment that the Andrews Labor Government of $3.5 million in the state budget benefit students, teachers and broader school community.

The 2019 State Budget delivers for Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government keeps our promises and is getting things done. That is why in the 2019 State Budget, each and every one of our election commitments are being funded, all while we have maintained our AAA rating and delivered a $1 billion surplus

Plate Up Ballarat

Today I spoke in the Parliament about Plate Up Ballarat 2019 – Ballarat’s annual premier food festival. I am looking forward to a month of celebrating our region’s top local growers, producers, venues, beer and wine. I congratulate Kate Davis and her team on all..

Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2019

I am proud support of the Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2019. It was the first time I spoke to a bill in Parliament and welcomed the opportunity to participate in this important debate. I am pleased the heart of the Bill reflects the values..

Anniversary of the Delacombe trench collapse tragedy

Today marks one year since the devastating Delacombe trench collapse which resulted in the deaths of Charlie Howkins and Jack Brownlee It is a year since their two families’ hearts were broken; their lives were changed forever when Charlie and Jack did not come home..

Ballarat Cycle Classic and Jekyll and Hyde

am always proud to stand up in the Parliament to talk about all the great events going on in Ballarat and what a terrific community we have. Last week, I had the opportunity to congratulate everyone involved in the Ballarat Cycle Classic and also talk..