MEMBERS STATEMENTS Regional and rural health funding  

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) (10:09:21) — The Turnbull government is determined to pursue its cuts to Victorian health care through its underfunding of Victoria to the tune of $2.1 billion. For example, Goulburn Valley Health stands to lose almost $97 million, which is equivalent to 121 fewer doctors, 290 fewer nurses or 5847 fewer elective surgeries. Whilst Turnbull…

MEMBERS STATEMENTS Rochester Development Committee

   Wednesday, 21 February 2018 Rochester Development Committee Mr GEPP — The Rochester Development Committee is a group of dedicated individuals who are looking to the future. Last week I announced $151 000 in funding from the Andrews Labor government for the town of Rochester and the modification of the market reserve to turn it into a multipurpose…

PLANNING SCHEME AMENDMENT GC65

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) (16:18:50) — It is with pleasure that I rise to speak against this revocation motion moved by Mr Davis. I am glad that earlier today, although I was not in the chamber, the President has called out this pattern of behaviour. Every week we see revocation motion after revocation motion.…

Northern Victoria Region

Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) (12:56:04) — My question is for the Minister for Agriculture and Minister for Regional Development. On 30 January Murray Goulburn’s Rochester dairy factory employees left their workstations for the last time. In August last year the minister announced $50 000 for the Campaspe Shire Council to undertake community economic development planning to support retrenched dairy…

COMPENSATION LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 2017 Second reading  

  Thursday, 8 February 2018 Second reading Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) (15:04:45) — I thank Mr Rich‑Phillips for his comments, particularly that the bill is supported by those opposite. Mr Rich‑Phillips is correct that the bill before the house is relatively straightforward, but in being straightforward certainly does not remove the importance of the changes that are being proposed…

ADJOURNMENT Workplace deaths

  Thursday, 8 February 2018 Workplace deaths Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) (23:08:24) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Finance in the other place, and the action I seek is for him to update constituents in my electorate as to what he is doing to reduce workplace fatalities in regional Victoria. It is very sad…

PLANNING SCHEME AMENDMENT GC65

Wednesday, 7 February 2018   Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) (11:44:49) — I looked at the notice paper and read this motion, and it was a bit of a head scratcher, I have got to say. Mr Ramsay — Were you confused too, Mr Gepp? Mr GEPP — Well, I think we are all confused, Mr Ramsay; I think we are all confused by…

MEMBERS STATEMENTS Workplace deaths

   Wednesday, 7 February 2018 Workplace deaths Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) (09:57:16) — Last year was the worst year for workplace deaths in nearly a decade. Over 27 people died at work. Unfortunately half of those deaths were in the agricultural industry, and it was the most dangerous year to work on a farm since 2004. In fact…