Statement from Neale Burgess MP

Today, I am announcing that I will not be recontesting the Seat of Hastings at next year’s state election.

Burgo Rocks

In response to the toll that the lockdowns have had on the kids, we have decided to create Burgo Rocks!

Small Businesses

Mr BURGESS (Hastings)

Throughout the entirety of this pandemic, small businesses have had to bear the brunt of the constant lockdowns and forced closures of their respective industries. As Victoria looks to reopen again, we must ensure that the road map can provide certainty to these businesses so that they can reopen again and remain open without further impediment

Disaster Payments

Mr BURGESS (Hastings)

In recent weeks, my electorate office has been inundated with calls from my constituents and from constituents of neighbouring Labor electorates seeking help with COVID disaster payments.

Ambulance Victoria Response Times

Mr BURGESS (Hastings)

As COVID-19 cases reach their peak in Victoria, we must ensure that our emergency 000 services are equipped with the necessary resources to deal with the expected influx of calls and hospitalisations. This dire situation must be addressed immediately as all elements of our emergency service operations have been stretched to breaking point, despite the state government having had 18 months of warning in which to prepare.

Slow Roadmap out of Lockdown

Mr BURGESS (Hastings)

As COVID eases in Victoria, we must ensure that the livelihoods of all Victorians are restored as soon and as safely as possible.

Vaccinated Economy for all

Mr BURGESS (Hastings)

This week, the Andrews government has commenced a trial of a vaccinated economy. As these trials commence, we must ensure that the technology used is accessible for everyone and not only those who are more familiar with smartphones.

Business Victoria Hotline

Mr BURGESS (Hastings)

It is disappointing to hear from constituents that Business Victoria hotline operators are not adequately trained or are unable to answer questions from small business owners about COVID-19 business support regarding grants and programs.

Department of Health coronavirus hotline

Mr BURGESS (Hastings) (6084)

My question is to the Minister for Health on behalf of my constituents, and I ask: when will the Andrews Labor government upgrade its Department of Health coronavirus website and respond to what appears to be a rapidly expanding number of COVID-19 cases on the Mornington Peninsula?

2021 lockdowns

Mr BURGESS (Hastings)

With the longest lockdown in the world and the most daily cases and deaths in Australia, Victoria is a paradox that has done nothing but fail. At the centre of these failures, the Victorian government have failed to prove that they understand anything about COVID-19 in our state.