Parliament

Hastings Electorate - Coastal Villages

HANSARD: Mr BURGESS (Hastings) (3892) – HASTINGS ELECTORATE

My question is directed to the Minister for Fishing and Boating, and the information I seek on behalf of the coastal village community of Warneet is about assistance to reopen the Warneet jetties before the summer season.

PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELLBEING AMENDMENT (STATE OF EMERGENCY EXTENSION AND OTHER MATTERS) BILL 2020

HANSARD: Mr BURGESS (Hastings) (12:36): It is a pleasure to stand to talk about this bill, but not necessarily a pleasure that this bill is in the house.

AGL CRIB POINT GAS TERMINAL

HANSARD: Mr BURGESS (Hastings) – AGL CRIB POINT GAS TERMINAL

The planning minister’s decision to not suspend the EES consultation process for AGL’s Crib Point gas import facility was extremely disappointing.

Covid-19. Workplace accident

HANSARD: Mr BURGESS (Hastings) – COVID19

What is the world coming to when a mother cannot visit her 20-year-old injured son who is currently in a coma in the ICU of the Alfred hospital after sustaining an horrific workplace accident?

Covid-19. Sole traders

HANSARD: Mr BURGESS (Hastings) – COVID19

I am still hearing that sole traders are still being denied assistance through Business Victoria’s Business Support Fund.

Victoria Police

HANSARD: Mr BURGESS (Hastings) – VICTORIA POLICE

I was shocked to see footage on Wednesday of a pregnant Ballarat mother being handcuffed by police for organising an anti-lockdown protest through her comments on Facebook.

Country Fire Authority Baxter Station

Mr BURGESS(Hastings) (19:19): (5798) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, and the action I seek is for the minister to facilitate and expedite the process of the relocation of the Baxter fire station. Relocating the fire station will save significant costs for the people of Victoria and ensure that this essential emergency service is appropriately located and equipped to deliver for the people of my electorate.

Frankston Hospital Funding Con

Previous DocumentMrNext Document BURGESS (Hastings) (09:52:17): I rise today to highlight the concerns of many residents of my electorate and neighbouring electorates following the revelations that the Treasurer and the Premier have misled and short-changed the people of Frankston and surrounding communities by asking for their votes by promising them more than half a billion dollars to build an 11-storey Frankston Hospital upgrade, including a full storey for people suffering from mental health illnesses. The member for Frankston might think that is funny, and he is laughing. Then when it came time to deliver they provided just $6 million and zero money in the forward estimates—bad people making bad things happen for bad reasons. Of course the Treasurer belatedly claimed the $6 million was for planning. However, unfortunately for the Premier and Treasurer the member for Frankston had let the cat out of the bag by making a public statement at election time, and I quote: We’ve already got the planning for the hospital, hopefully by the start of next year we’ve started construction … Someone is lying. I prefer to see good things in people, and the member for Frankston has an opportunity today, here and now, to name these people to his community. He could save his reputation. Was he complicit with this plan to mislead his community to con them out of their votes, and if he was not, will he name the people who were and ask them now—demand from them—that they put the money up for his community that he and those people had promised to provide to his community?

Matter of Public Importance - Education funding

BURGESS (Hastings) (15:42:19): It is a pleasure to speak on this matter of public importance (MPI). From the start I would like to put on the record that I have no doubt that the member for Northcote was being sincere, truly believed what she was saying and holds those values—that education and dental health and all of those things are really critically important to our communities and to our schools—so I have no argument with that at all. However, what the member for Northcote probably does not know is the extent of the hypocrisy and dishonesty of this government.

Langwarrin Park Primary School needs a playground

Previous DocumentMrNext Document BURGESS (Hastings) (11:35:14): (671) My constituency question is to the Minister for Education, and the information I seek is regarding funding for a new playground facility at Langwarrin Park Primary School in my electorate. Many parents in the Langwarrin community have raised with me the need of the school to receive a playground to cater for the growing school community and to ensure their children are receiving sufficient physical activity while at school. As we all know, playgrounds play a pivotal role in student engagement, and learning improves as well as social skills. The Langwarrin school community has gone without a playground for too long, and I ask the minister to look into rectifying this situation.