MEMBERS STATEMENTS Dustin Martin

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 Dustin Martin Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) (10:04:00) — I want to make a different contribution to some of the self‑indulgent offerings made yesterday by a couple of my friends opposite. I want to talk about a young man from Castlemaine, in my electorate of Northern Victoria, who on 30 September this year capped an…

APPRENTICESHIPS AND TRAINEESHIPS

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) (16:17:50) — I tell you what: it is quite amazing when you walk in here and you cop a lecture from those opposite about manufacturing, about health and safety and about young people’s jobs. You are kidding. Three weeks ago, when we moved a proposition that talked about increasing…

DRUGS, POISONS AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AMENDMENT (REAL‑TIME PRESCRIPTION MONITORING) BILL 2017 Second reading

   Tuesday, 17 October 2017 Second reading Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) (19:47:58) — I too rise to speak on the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Real–time Prescription Monitoring) Bill 2017. I will not take too long — there is clearly agreement across the house about this bill — but there are some things I want to talk about…

OWNER DRIVERS AND FORESTRY CONTRACTORS AMENDMENT BILL 2016: second reading

Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) — I rise to speak on the Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Amendment Bill 2016. The Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act 2005 assists small businesses in the transport industry by providing them with information and support essential to the successful running of their operations. The act was established by the Bracks government some years…

Shepparton Aboriginal street art

Mr GEPP — While in Shepparton I also visited the first stage of the Aboriginal street art project. The Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation, the Rumbalara Aboriginal Co‑operative and local families were consulted, and it was decided that the first two portraits would be of William Cooper and Sir Doug Nicholls. The families were present, and it was…

Rumbalara Elders Facility

Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) — I rise to speak of my visit to Shepparton last week where I was lucky enough to visit the Rumbalara Elders Facility. Honourable members interjecting. The ACTING PRESIDENT (Mr Melhem) — Order! Mr Morris, the President made a comment earlier this morning and I have repeated the same comment. You pointed to Mr Gepp. I think…

Northern Victoria Region

Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) — My question is for the Minister for Industry and Employment regarding the Jobs Victoria Employment Network in Shepparton, Mildura and Swan Hill in my electorate of Northern Victoria Region. The Jobs Victoria Employment Network was initiated in August last year, with a broad range of jobseekers being supported, including refugees, regional Victorians,…