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Hear No Evil Australian Deaf Dog Rescue organisation

My question is to the Minister for Agriculture. I am seeking information on behalf of my Bittern constituents regarding what assistance the government is able to provide for the Victorian branch of the Hear No Evil Australian Deaf Dog Rescue organisation. Hear No Evil Australian Deaf Dog Rescue was founded in late 2014 and is Australia’s first and only deaf‑specific nationwide rescue organisation, focusing on a case‑by‑case approach to each individual dog and potential adopter.

BAIL BREACHES SOAR UNDER LABOR

44 breaches of bail have occurred locally in townships including Langwarrin and Hastings in the past year, with Hastings alone recording 23 breaches!

HASTINGS MP BACKS ROYAL COMMISSION INTO VICTORIA’S FIRE SERVICES

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State Member for Hastings, Neale Burgess strongly endorses the announcement that under a Guy Government, a Royal Commission into Victoria’s fire services will be conducted.

SPORTS-MAD SOMERVILLE SECURES NEW STEELERDROME STADIUM

Member for Hastings Neale Burgess was delighted by the announcement that the Western Port Basketball Stadium will finally be rebuilt following a long campaign to convince the Andrews Government to provide the funding.

HASTINGS MP ENCOURAGES LOCAL SUBCONTRACTORS TO TENDER FOR HMAS CERBERUS REDEVELOPMENT

State Member for Hastings, Neale Burgess has urged local subcontractors to tender for works as part of the Federal Governments landmark $436 million revamp of HMAS Cerberus.

FRANKSTON MP INVITES SMALL BUSINESS MINISTER TO ELECTORATE – ABOUT A YEAR TOO LATE

Labor MP for Frankston, Paul Edbrooke must have finally stepped foot out of his locked Electorate Office and realised what everyone else has known for 12 months; small businesses in his electorate are hurting.

VICTORIA READY TO WORK WITH NEW FEDERAL SMALL AND FAMILY BUSINESS MINISTER

Victorian Shadow Minister for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Neale Burgess today congratulates and welcomes the appointment of the Hon Craig Laundy MP to his position as the new Federal Minister for Small and Family Business. 

Somerville Police Station Announcement

Mr BURGESS (Hastings) (09:47:22) — Last week the shadow Minister for Police, Edward O’Donohue in the Council, and I attended the Somerville police station to do something that should never have been necessary. We were there to make it clear that if elected in eight months time, a Guy government would open the police station that was worked for by the Somerville community, paid for and built by the Liberal Party but heartlessly denied by the Premier and the Labor Party — people who would deny a community safety just to satisfy their own political agenda.

Somerville Rise PS Leadership Ceremony 2018

Mr BURGESS — I had the pleasure on 9 February to present the young student leaders at Somerville Rise Primary School with leadership badges. There are many budding young leaders at this school, and I was impressed at how each one of them was able to look me in the eyes as they shook my hand. That is a great sign for the future for them. They will make outstanding ambassadors for their school. I would especially like to thank Mrs Nicky Fammartino, the principal at Somerville Rise Primary School, for her invitation.

Luke Batty Memorial Shield 2018

Mr BURGESS (Hastings) (09:42:36) — It was an honour to attend the annual Luke Batty Memorial Shield T20 cricket match on 25 January between the Tyabb All‑Stars and the Victoria Police Cricket Club. It was wonderful to see so many participants and spectators in attendance determined that they will never forget Luke’s tragic circumstances or our community’s commitment to putting an end to the scourge of domestic violence.