MOTION: PLANNING SCHEME AMENDMENTS

I rise to speak on the motion to revoke amendments VC194 and VC198 to the Victorian planning provisions under section 38(2) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, the motion brought forward by Mr Davis. The Andrews Labor government is committed to Victoria’s timely social and economic recovery from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Never before has there been…

MEMBERS STATEMENT: NORTHERN VICTORIA REGION COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE

On Thursday, 17 June, together with Gannawarra shire mayor, Charlie Gillingham, I started by visiting Atkinson Park in Kerang’s Sir John Gorton precinct to announce $1 million in funding from the Andrews Labor government’s community sports infrastructure stimulus program. It will go towards a new all-abilities play space complete with skate park, playground and more. Atkinson Park…

LIBRARY FUNDING

My adjournment matter is directed to the Minister for Local Government, the Honourable Shaun Leane, MP, and the adjournment matter relates to public libraries. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of public libraries in connecting people to their community, and that has nowhere been more evident than in my electorate of Northern Victoria. They…

MEMBERS STATEMENT: KNOW YOUR ROOTS INC.

Can I also acknowledge very quickly Know Your Roots Inc. in Shepparton, which recently received grants in relation to local anti-racism initiatives, African and Pasifika youth-led grants and a multicultural communities grant. These three grants will go to a number of programs run by the incorporation to aid First Nations and migrant and refugee communities.…

MEMBERS STATEMENT: SEVERE WEATHER EVENT

I too want to acknowledge the wild weather that has been going on in Victoria this week and particularly overnight and the magnificent work of our first responders, our volunteers from emergency services et cetera, but I also want to give a big shout-out to our local councils, who do a fantastic job in these circumstances.…

MOTION: LAND TRANSFER DUTY

I rise to speak on Mr Hayes motion 532 this afternoon. Gee, after listening to some of the earlier contributions I think perhaps next Wacky Wednesday we need to have a bit of a truth-o-meter—a fact checker or something that is inserted into this chamber so that we can actually tell the truth from what is really…

HIGH-CAPACITY METRO TRAINS

ell, it would not be a Wednesday, would it, unless we had a couple of document production motions from Mr Davis. I note from memory that he has had a couple of cracks at this type of motion, but nonetheless what we are seeing is yet again the scaremongering tactics of the Leader of the Opposition,…

BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE

I am not sure if that extension was so that I did not speak, Mr Melhem, or if you wanted more of the previous speaker, but either way we will press on. Well, here we are again. Here we are again on a Wednesday and dealing with yet another motion from Mr Davis, although we noticed that…