MOTION: E-CIGARETTES

Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) (15:11): My name is Mark, and I once inhaled! I am a former smoker. Funnily enough, Mr Finn and I were having a bit of a chinwag out the back earlier today and we talked about the time frames in which we have given up. I think between us we have…

MEMBERS STATEMENT: SECURE WORK PILOT SCHEME

GEPP (Northern Victoria) (10:05): Yet another Andrews Labor government budget has been delivered and yet another groundbreaking, nation-leading announcement made on a topic known only too well to many in the rural and regional communities of Northern Victoria Region: insecure work. Regrettably, COVID-19 has exposed the insidious nature of insecure work: people having to choose…

NILLUMBIK SMALL BUSINESS

GEPP (Northern Victoria) (19:46): What a surprise that I am called first, but I will gladly take the slot. My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Small Business, and the action I seek is for her to ask the commissioner for small business to meet with the Shire of Nillumbik and small businesses in…

MEMBERS STATEMENT: NAIDOC WEEK

Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) (10:26): This week is NAIDOC Week, as has been acknowledged by a number of other speakers, giving our country the opportunity to celebrate our First Nations people, the oldest living culture on this planet, dating back some 65 000 years. But unfortunately that spirit of celebration was diminished somewhat this week…