Reid’s Guest House: Adjournment Matter

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Housing, and the action that I seek is for the minister to provide me with an update about the temporary closure of Reid’s Guest House in Ballarat and what steps have been taken to support displaced guests.

Ballarat Sporting Infrastructure: Adjournment Matter

I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, and the action I seek is for him to provide me with an update on the Victorian government’s investment in major sporting infrastructure and events in Ballarat.

Member’s Statement

Charlie Payton was a stalwart of the Ballarat community and sadly passed away in January.

Regional Infrastructure Fund: Constituency Question

My question is for the Minister for Regional Development. Will the minister please advise when the successful applicants for the current round of the Regional Infrastructure Fund will be announced?

Wendouree Electorate VCE Awards: Member Statement (Video)

I wish to congratulate the current and former VCE students from schools in my electorate of Wendouree who have been honoured in the 2020 Premier’s VCE Awards. These awards acknowledge the academic excellence of the students during a year of great instability and uncertainty as a result of the COVID pandemic and remote learning.

Mount Rowan Secondary College: Adjournment (Video)

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Education, and the action I seek is for the minister to visit my electorate of Wendouree to celebrate the practical completion of works at Mount Rowan Secondary College.

Keeping Ballarat Moving

For more information, head to the Regional Roads Victoria website.   Watch more videos here, or click here to discover more about how we’re working for Wendouree.

David Haymes: Member Statement

I wish to pay my respects to the life of David Haymes, who passed away on Tuesday, 15 June 2021. David Haymes was the beloved head of Australia’s first family of paint. He was husband to Jenny; father to Belinda, Matt and Tim; father-in-law to Rod, Kym and Colette; and grandpa to Chloe, Joel, Gemma, Gabrielle, Riley and Charlotte.

Central Highlands Orange Door: Constituency Question

My constituency question is to the Minister for Prevention of Family Violence. Minister, could you please provide an update on what services the Central Highlands Orange Door network are providing for my constituents in Wendouree?

Mid-term Reflections

Take a look at this short video produced in late 2020 by the Parliament of Victoria team, looking at what three newly-elected members - including myself - had learnt after two years in the job.

Medically Supervised Injecting Facilities: Matter of Public Importance

I too welcome the opportunity to contribute to this discussion about how we should treat vulnerable Victorians who are experiencing issues of drug addiction. I am proud that the Andrews Labor government addresses the issues of opioid addiction as a health concern, through a lens of care and compassion.

Ballarat Manufacturing Jobs: Members Statement

Ballarat has a proud history of building trains, and this is set to continue following last week’s almost $1 billion announcement to build 25 brand new X’trapolis 2.0 trains in my electorate of Wendouree. I thank the Treasurer for this huge investment in Ballarat and congratulate him on the excellent 2021–22 state budget that creates jobs and cares for Victoria.

Local Government Gender Equality: Adjournment Matter

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Local Government, and the action that I seek is for the minister to provide me with an update on how the Andrews Labor government is working towards increasing the number of women in local government across Victoria.