Parliament

Litter Reporting

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 After investigating, I have discovered that from 1 July this year the Environmental Protection Authority Victoria has withdrawn this vital service and is instead trying to force members of the community to report such things online.

 

Retail Staff Abuse

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.

Somers Primary School

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.

Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment Bill

Mr Burgess: The Melbourne protests have grown larger and larger against the government’s disgraceful Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021.

Tyabb Primary School Parking

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.

Small Businesses

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

Disaster Payments

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.

Ambulance Victoria Response Times

Mr BURGESS (Hastings)

As COVID-19 cases reach their peak in Victoria, we must ensure that our emergency 000 services are equipped with the necessary resources to deal with the expected influx of calls and hospitalisations. This dire situation must be addressed immediately as all elements of our emergency service operations have been stretched to breaking point, despite the state government having had 18 months of warning in which to prepare.

Slow Roadmap out of Lockdown

Mr BURGESS (Hastings)

As COVID eases in Victoria, we must ensure that the livelihoods of all Victorians are restored as soon and as safely as possible.

Vaccinated Economy for all

Mr BURGESS (Hastings)

This week, the Andrews government has commenced a trial of a vaccinated economy. As these trials commence, we must ensure that the technology used is accessible for everyone and not only those who are more familiar with smartphones.