On 14 October I joined the Member for Ripon in Ballarat to speak to small businesses about the urgency of relocating VicRoads headquarters to Ballarat. The relocation of VicRoads to the civic hall site in Ballarat was instituted by the Coalition government in March last year.
Last Friday evening I was pleased to attend the opening night of another wonderful Coastal Villages Art Group exhibition at the Warneet Motor Yacht Club.
A newspaper article appearing earlier this week reported that in keeping with its new method of policing, Victoria Police has added yet another police station to its growing list of fully or partially closed police stations.
It is a pleasure to rise to speak on this important matter of public importance. I will take a moment to pick up on some of the things said by the previous speaker, the member for Bundoora.
Commentators across the world have for some time been warning about the fragile nature of the world's economies and those of our nation and state.
Commentators across the world have for some time been warning about the fragile nature of the world's economies and those of our nation and state. With the commodities boom a distant memory and the car industry getting ready to join it, it is clear we are not immune.
To the Legislative Assembly of Victoria:
We, the undersigned citizens of Victoria, call on the Legislative Assembly of Victoria to note the harmful impacts of the decision by the Daniel Andrews Labor government to declare new public holidays in Victoria.
I rise to condemn this anti-small business Labor government for the damage it will continue to inflict on Victoria's small business community through its Grand Final Friday public holiday on 2 October.
On 26 August I was pleased to join my colleague Wendy Lovell, a member for Northern Victoria in the upper house,
On 17 August the Australian Industry Group released a report on the impacts of the Premier's grand final eve public holiday