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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…

Wendouree Roads: Constituency Question

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..

Workplace Manslaughter Legislation: Adjournment Matter

I am proud to speak on adjournment debate and ask the Attorney General for an update of the drafting of the important Workplace Manslaughter Legislation. Click here to read this adjournment matter on the Parliament of Victoria website. I direct my adjournment matter to the..

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..

Mount Rowan Secondary College: Constituency Question

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. Click..

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..

Government Performance – Matter of Public Importance

The Andrews Labor Government is creating jobs, delivering world class health care, investing in schools and infrastructure, and supporting first home buyers with stamp duty relief. It is what good governments do. I was pleased to speak in the Parliament about our economic management and..

Walking off the War Within

I am proud to support Walking Off the War Within, an annual event to raise awareness of depression, PTSD and suicide.