Speeches

1st SOMERVILLE SCOUT GROUP

On 16 October I was very pleased to present a congratulatory certificate to the 1st Somerville Scout Group in celebration of their 100th year of scouting.

HASTINGS ELECTORATE SOMERVILLE POLICE STATION

My question is to the Minister for Police. The June quarter 2016 Victorian crime statistics show crime has continued to spiral out of control across Victoria.

HASTINGS ELECTORATE CRIME

The latest Victorian crime statistics have confirmed that crime is again a major concern across Victoria, including the Hastings electorate.

HASTINGS ELECTORATE

My question is to the Acting Minister for Sport. During the term of the Liberal-Nationals government a commitment of $1 million was made to fund sporting facilities at the Langwarrin, Somerville and Pearcedale football, netball and cricket clubs.

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