MEMBERS STATEMENT: MILDURA BASE HOSPITAL

Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria): In August last year, I had the great pleasure of accompanying the Premier, Dan Andrews, and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos to Mildura for the wonderful announcement that the Mildura Base Hospital would be returning to public management. Accompanied by some outstanding members of the Mildura community we announced what many…

MEMBERS STATEMENT: PATH OF THE HORSE

MR GEPP (Northern Victoria) (10:03): I want to continue on the health theme raised by Ms Shing in her contribution and by Ms Maxwell. I want to tell you about a fantastic good-news story in my electorate of Northern Victoria. It is about an equine assisted learning centre in Trentham that is called Path of the Horse.…

WAGE THEFT BILL 2020

We have heard three contributions from our friends opposite on this bill, and three wildly different propositions have been advanced. I will come back and talk about some of those—but I rise to make my contribution on the Wage Theft Bill 2020. The bill before us today fulfils yet another election promise made by the…

MEMBERS STATEMENT: SHEILA DRUMMOND

MR GEPP (Northern Victoria) (10:00): I rise to pay tribute to one of Woodend’s most active and committed residents, Sheila Drummond, who sadly passed away over the weekend. Sheila was a driving force behind the Woodend Winter Arts Festival. Her contacts in the literary world were impeccable and contributed greatly to the programming each year.…

JOINT SELECT COMMITTEE: ESTABLISHMENT

GEPP (Northern Victoria) (20:18): Wow, bipartisanship was left at the door, wasn’t it? The bipartisanship that was on display earlier today has quickly disappeared. It is breathtaking, I have got to say, the arrogance of this motion before the house that somehow seven politicians can sit in judgement again through another inquiry into fire when…

NJERNDA ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

It was a pleasure to accompany Minister Tierney for a visit to Njernda Aboriginal Corporation and the Berrimba Childcare Centre in Echuca to see the wonderful work they are doing in the early learning space for local kids and their families. It was great to hear from the teachers and educators, and they welcome the…