Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (15:37): I too rise to make a contribution to the Gambling Regulation Amendment (Wagering and Betting Tax) Bill 2021, and I am very pleased to do so. I am very supportive of this proposed amendment, which will make a small change to the act..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (16:30): It is an honour to be able to speak this afternoon on the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment Bill 2020. I thank the Minister for Health, his ministerial office and the department for the work that they have done to bring..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (10:48): I too am pleased to rise to make a contribution on the Education and Training Reform Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2020 and to speak about our Education State, the importance of our teachers and the importance of strengthening our Victorian Institute of..
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..
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..
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..
Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (13:22): Deputy Speaker, I too would like to wish you a very happy birthday. I hope you have a really, really lovely day. I stand today to support the government business program that has been introduced by the Leader of the House..
Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (15:09): Thank you very much, Acting Speaker Taylor. It is lovely to see you in the chair today. I think it is the first time I have spoken with you in the chair, so well done. You are doing a very good..