Mr BURGESS (Hastings) (09:47:03) — On 22 September I met with a group of Western Port residents regarding their concerns about potential power outages across Victoria this summer. The residents raised their concerns about the effect on them personally of power outages caused by the forced closure of Hazelwood power station in March of this year. They were most concerned, however, about what outages would mean for people dependent on electricity for survival and wellbeing.
Mr BURGESS (Hastings) (11:52:00) — (13 293) My constituency question is to the Minister for Health. I have been contacted by a number of my constituents regarding the need for increased dentistry services. One of my constituents has reported that she recently attended the dentistry service at Hastings Community Health after breaking a tooth. Because my constituent was not in constant pain she was told that she would be placed on a dental care waiting list and that it would take around 12 months. While my constituent is grateful for the support that she has been shown by the Hastings Community Health dentistry service, it is clear that it needs more funding. My constituent asks the state government to increase funding for the centre to help reduce the long waiting period for public dental health.
For the eleventh straight time, the Victorian Labor Government has recorded a negative result, with Victorian small businesses continuing to give the thumbs down to their policies.
As we mourn for the loss of a local 49-year old from our community in Hastings, it is a time to pause, reflect and remind ourselves of the importance of our local emergency service workers, both paid and volunteer.
Aldi in Somerville, their staff and customers are the latest victims of a crime spree which has seen crime skyrocket by a terrifying 17.5% under the Andrews Government.
The 2017 Telstra Victorian Business Awards will be held on Friday 28 July and there is good news for a local Somerville business who is nominated for the Micro-Business of the Year Award.
Another township within the Hastings Electorate has been targeted by an armed robbery in what is now the third incident in as many weeks.
The June Small Business Index survey of Victorian small businesses showed, for a tenth consecutive time, a negative trend in confidence towards the policies and direction of the Andrews Labor Government.
During today’s Question Time in the Legislative Council, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Philip Dalidakis was asked a very serious and direct question about Labor’s botched Young Street Frankston project and whether or not he planned to attend the upcoming meeting of traders on Monday 28 August.
Neale Burgess MP has announced that a Liberal Nationals Government will provide an additional $140 million to deliver world class community palliative care in Victoria.
This will be the largest investment of its kind in Australia.