Early Childhood Education – Motion

I was proud to stand in the house to talk about the work that the Andrews Labor Government is doing to deliver on it’s election promise of free 3 year old kinder to all of our littlest Victorians. I thank ECKA and all of our Early Educators..

Community Sport – Members Statement

Like many people, I love community sport. I know how important it is for building safer, stronger and healthier communities. Local clubs, leagues and associations have been hit hard by the coronavirus restrictions and that is why the Andrews Labor Government have established the Community..

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..

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

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 was a very challenging..

Dangerous Goods Amendment Bill 2019 – Second Reading Debate

I stand 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 important to me, and..

George Devine Treloar Statue & 9/11 Anniversary

It was wonderful to join with so many members of the Australian Greek Community as well as Lee Telamis, Former Minister John Pandazopoulos and the Consult General of Greece for the official unveiling George Devine Treloar Statue by sculptor Lis Johnson in Ballarat on Sunday…

Children Amendment Legislation 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..