Speeches

Public Holidays

With no group calling for additional public holidays, last year the Andrews government declared Easter Sunday and the day before the AFL Grand Final to be new public holidays in Victoria.

Seville Small Business

After more than 70 years in small business Barry Entwistle was forced to close the doors of his Seville IGA.

Acland Street, St Kilda, Closure

I recently met again with representatives of the Acland Street, St Kilda, traders group to listen to their further concerns about the planned Acland Street tram upgrade. This plan is further confirmation that the Labor Party just does not get business or understand how it operates.

Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade

Following up on concerns raised with me by small businesses from around Victoria, I submitted a number of questions on notice to the Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade.

Public Holidays – Petitions

To the Legislative Assembly of Victoria:

We, the undersigned citizens of Victoria, call on the Legislative Assembly of Victoria to note the harmful impacts of the decision by the Daniel Andrews Labor government to declare new public holidays in Victoria.

Vic Roads Relocation

On 14 October I joined the Member for Ripon in Ballarat to speak to small businesses about the urgency of relocating VicRoads headquarters to Ballarat. The relocation of VicRoads to the civic hall site in Ballarat was instituted by the Coalition government in March last year.

Employment

It is a pleasure to rise to speak on this important matter of public importance. I will take a moment to pick up on some of the things said by the previous speaker, the member for Bundoora.

Public Holidays - Petitions

Commentators across the world have for some time been warning about the fragile nature of the world's economies and those of our nation and state.

Public Holidays

Commentators across the world have for some time been warning about the fragile nature of the world's economies and those of our nation and state. With the commodities boom a distant memory and the car industry getting ready to join it, it is clear we are not immune.

Public Holidays - Petitions

To the Legislative Assembly of Victoria:

We, the undersigned citizens of Victoria, call on the Legislative Assembly of Victoria to note the harmful impacts of the decision by the Daniel Andrews Labor government to declare new public holidays in Victoria.