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.

Country Fire Authority enterprise bargaining agreement

Last Sunday it was my honour to join more than 3000 Country Fire Authority (CFA) volunteers, the Leader of the Opposition, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and many of my Liberal and Nationals colleagues at a rally in the Treasury Gardens where, on behalf of all Victorians, the Premier and his Labor Party partners in crime were told to keep their grubby hands off the CFA.

Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

On a number of occasions this year I have written to the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing on behalf of local constituents. Not only have I not received proper responses, but I do not receive copies of what has been said by the minister.

Western Port Basketball Stadium

The Somerville and surrounding community was devastated by the destruction of the Western Port basketball stadium by a fire that occurred at the Somerville Community and Recreation Centre on 1 May

Osteoarthritis Research

Arthritis is a very common condition in Australia affecting people of all ages from all walks of life. While there are many strategies for lessening the symptoms, arthritis often significantly impacts the daily lives of sufferers.

Leila Shaw

I was saddened to learn of the recent passing of an 88-year-old Somerville resident, historian, author and extraordinary human being, Leila Shaw, after a short illness.

Battle of Long Tan commemoration

On behalf of my community I would first like to pay my deep respects to our honoured guests in the memory of the Battle of Long Tan.

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.