Cemeteries and Crematoria Amendment Bill 2021: Second Reading

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. Our government believes that..

Ballarat GovHub: 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..

Getting Back to Work in Ballarat: Adjournment Matter

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 get back to work..

McCain Foods in Ballarat: Members Statement

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, wedges and fries in..

Get Active Kids Vouchers: Members Statement

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 child develop teamwork and..

Mental Health Services in Ballarat: 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 Matter

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..

Government Business Program: Business of the House – 2 March 2021

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (15:32): It is an absolute pleasure to join the government business program debate again and to have such an agreeable opposition. It is always so welcomed when the member for Rowville and the member for Gippsland South are so agreeable. This is..

Spent Convictions Bill 2020: Second Reading Debate

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (16:31): I welcome the opportunity to speak in favour of the Spent Convictions Bill 2020 and welcome the government’s introduction of this significant and overdue bill. It is always a pleasure to follow on from my good friend the member for Ringwood. His..

St Aloysius Primary School & UFS Respiratory Clinic: Members Statement

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (10:07): I want to send my very best wishes to the staff, students and families at St Aloysius primary school in Redan who have continued to quarantine after attending the Queen Victoria Market during a school camp last week. This is a very..

Delacombe Estate Community Revitalisation: Constituency Question

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (11:42): My question is directed to the Minister for Housing regarding the $10 million investment this government is making to revitalise the Delacombe estate. This is an important project as it will improve housing and public areas as well as create better..

Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (19:12): I direct my adjournment matter to the Deputy Premier in his capacity as Minister for Mental Health in light of the final report from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System being handed down this week. Issues of mental health..

World Interfaith Harmony Week: Members Statement

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (13:54): It was a great privilege to celebrate the start of World Interfaith Harmony Week with the flag raising at St Peter’s Anglican Church yesterday. Thank you to Margaret Lenan Ellis, the Ballarat Interfaith Network chairperson, and Lokan Ravi, the deputy chair, for..