50th Western Port Festival

As the very proud Patron of the Western Port Festival, it gave me great pleasure to join the Hon Greg Hunt and Cr Kate Roper in judging the winning float the parade, last Saturday.


Congratulations to all winners and the entire committee for their work in organising a wonderful festival for the community.  

Hastings local turns 100 Years young

State Member for Hastings, Neale Burgess MP joined family and friends of centenarian and Hastings local, Jannetje Witte to celebrate the milestone of her 100th birthday.

Hands Off CFA

Once again Daniel Andrews is trying to bully his way into getting the result he wants.

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.

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.

Somerville Police Station

I raise a matter for the Acting Minister for Police. The action I seek is that the minister immediately provide sufficient additional frontline police to open the Somerville police station, allowing it to fulfil its intended purpose of keeping Somerville and surrounding communities safer.

Victorian Firefighter Cancer Compensation

Late last month I had the honour of signing a pledge to show support for our local brigade firefighters. Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria(VFBV), the body that represents volunteer firefighters across our state, has launched a campaign to encourage Victorian MPs to support all firefighters in recognition of the risks they run of contracting cancer from exposure to toxins as part of their firefighting service role.

Hastings Electorate – Government Performance

The Hastings electorate has been ignored during the Premier's first year in office. For 11 years under the Bracks and Brumby governments budget after budget neglected our area. In stark contrast, over the four years the coalition was in government hundreds of millions of dollars were poured into badly needed upgrades to local infrastructure and services.