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Mr Burgess (Hastings) (09:48): I have been approached by unhappy constituents who have attempted to call the EPA hotline to report littering from a vehicle. After investigating, I have discovered that from 1 July this year the Environmental Protection Authority Victoria has withdrawn this vital service and is instead trying to force members of the community to report such things online.
Mr Burgess (Hastings) (14:43): (6163) My question is for the Minister for Health. Minister, several of my constituents working in retail have stated that they experience daily verbal abuse and threats of violence when asking customers to provide proof of double vaccination.
Mr Burgess (Hastings) (09:58): The Somers Residents Association is not your average town representative body. Unlike many other groups, the SRA has a very high and consistent number of residents, and its hard work strongly reflects the pride residents have in their community.
Mr Burgess: The Melbourne protests have grown larger and larger against the government’s disgraceful Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021.
Mr Burgess: My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Education, and the action I seek is for the minister again to provide an urgent solution to the car parking and traffic chaos at Tyabb Primary School in my electorate.
Today, I am announcing that I will not be recontesting the Seat of Hastings at next year’s state election.
In response to the toll that the lockdowns have had on the kids, we have decided to create Burgo Rocks!
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
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.