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Kananook Stabling Project Blows Out Under Labor

Under Daniel Andrews and Sonya Kilkenny, the proposed Seaford Stabling project has blown out by a whopping $49.3 million, according to the Andrews Government’s 2018-19 Budget.

Minister Makes Mockery of Portfolio

The Minister not responsible for anything, Philip Dalidakis has referred cleaning contractors across Victoria as rorters, without having any substantial evidence to prove his claims.

National Volunteers Week

Letter to the Editor

This week we celebrate National Volunteer Week, giving us all the opportunity to promote the role of volunteers in our community and to say thank you to the more than 6 million Australians who give their time in the service of others.

Langwarrin Sporting Clubs pay for Labor's AFL Gift

Member for Hastings, Neale Burgess has condemned Daniel Andrews for ripping off Langwarrin sporting clubs, while gifting hundreds of millions of dollars and priceless waterfront land in the heart of Melbourne, to the AFL.

Hastings MP urges locals to cut their cancer risk

Every year, 430 locals in the Hastings electorate are diagnosed with cancer, and 135 lose their lives to the disease

Safe Access Zones

Mr BURGESS — On another important matter, I would like to put on record my change of mind on the government’s exclusion zone laws. At the time the bill was debated I found the argument for keeping people with different views on such an emotional topic separate compelling, but my training as an officer of the court has prevailed in circumstances where my conscience should have. After discussing these laws with a range of people, including Kathy Clubb, it has become apparent to me just how damaging these laws are.

Kananook Train Stabling Facility

Mr BURGESS (Hastings) (09:39:23) — Unsurprisingly, the Labor member for Carrum has again been caught out in Parliament for misleading the Carrum community, this time about the Andrews government’s plans to build train stabling in the backyards of Kananook residents. Is there no limit to what this member will allow her government to do to Carrum residents? Carrum residents must be wondering where the person they elected to represent them has gone, why she is allowing the Premier to force the Eel Race Road closed, and why another Labor MP was able to say no to the Premier’s sky rail and get it underground instead, but she has just stepped out of the way and let him introduce it.

Cranbourne South Primary School

Mr BURGESS (Hastings) (19:08:21) — (14 335) My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Education, and the action I seek is that he provide an urgent solution to the myriad of issues facing Cranbourne South Primary School in my electorate. I have met with the school’s very passionate principal, Monique Corcoran, and its very strong school council on a number of occasions to hear their very serious concerns about the welfare and safety of their school community and the learning of their students.

LONG SERVICE BENEFITS PORTABILITY BILL 2018

Mr BURGESS (Hastings) (17:24:06) — It is a pleasure to rise after the member for Yan Yean. As always, the further she goes the further she stretches it. Again today she has done exactly the same thing, talking about how the Labor Party has always been the friend of workers.

Western Port Festival

I was very proud to be invited to judge the 2018 Western Port Festival High Street parade in Hastings on 24 February. It was great to see so many people and small and large local businesses participating in the parade, as well as a huge community turnout lining the streets to support their local parade and festival. Congratulations to the organising committee.