Commerce Ballarat’s Now is the Time campaign – Members Statement

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (14:18): It is important that the Ballarat community continue to support each other, support our local businesses and support local jobs during this crisis. Sadly, casual employees at Sovereign Hill are already severely impacted by the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus,..

International Women’s Day 2020 and Labour Day Dinner – Members Statement

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (09:55): Last Friday night the Ballarat Regional Trades and Labour Council held its annual Labour Day dinner to celebrate 162 years of working conditions hard-won by the labour movement and to honour local champions of the union movement. I wish to congratulate Allan..

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 you Ballarat Firefighters

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (12:49): My constituency question is for the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. Before I ask it, I wish to thank her for the great leadership she has demonstrated and also thank our emergency services for their work across the current fire..

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

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (09:47:49): 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..

Dangerous Goods Amendment Bill 2019 – Second Reading Debate

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (15:52:09): I stand today 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..

George Devine Treloar Statue & 9/11 Anniversary

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (10:00:48): It was wonderful to join with so many members of the Australian-Greek community, as well as Lee Tarlamis, former minister John Pandazopoulos and the Consul General of Greece for the official unveiling of the George Devine Treloar statue by sculptor Lis..

Children Legislation Amendment 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: Adjournment Matter

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (19:16:20): 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..

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

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (17:40:18): I am so pleased to rise today 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..

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 Matter

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (19:15:33): I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, and the action I seek is for the minister to join me in Winter Valley in the Wendouree electorate to inspect the new forensic hub and meet the highly..