Northern Victoria Region

Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) — My question is for the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. Two weeks ago the minister announced the introduction of legislation for Victorian renewable energy targets, the largest renewable energy auction in Australia and the awarding of contracts for two large‑scale solar plants to power Melbourne’s tram network. It is the…

Penalty rates

Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Industrial Relations in the other place. Last week I was in Shepparton. Ms Lovell — A great place. Mr GEPP — It is a wonderful place. It is part of Australia’s food bowl, providing over 28 per cent of Australia’s horticultural requirements. It is also a regional city that…

Echuca Regional Health

I rise to speak about my recent visit to the Echuca hospital, where I was fortunate enough to receive a tour of the hospital from the CEO of Echuca Regional Health, Michael Delahunty, and the chair of the board, Chris Bilkey. They showed me the newly installed medical technologies and the design for a new…

Northern Victoria Region

My constituency question is for the Minister for Families and Children regarding the Kinder Capital project underway at the Mallee Minors Child Care Centre in Ouyen. The Mallee Minors Child Care Centre operates across the catchment at Murrayville, Underbool, Sea Lake and Ouyen. Children’s learning and development is supported and encouraged through their attendance at…

MEMBERS STATEMENTS: Lake Tyrrell

Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) — I rise today to talk about a recent visit I made to Lake Tyrrell, a Victorian natural wonder just outside of Sea Lake in Victoria. I had the very great pleasure of representing Minister Pulford, who was unfortunately fogbound in Ballarat on the day, to announce $2.3 million in funding from the Andrews Labor…

DISABILITY AMENDMENT BILL 2017

Second Reading Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) — I too rise to speak on this bill and speak in support of it. When I first rose in this place a few weeks ago I spoke about inequality, and it is interesting to look at the public debate and discourse that is going on at the moment around that…

Northern Victoria Region

Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) — My constituency question is for the Minister for Emergency Services regarding the recent emergency services volunteers sustainability grants program. Hundreds of grant applications for equipment, communications, facility upgrades, and community engagement and training have already been received from volunteer organisations across the state. Successful grant applications total $2 million across my electorate of…

Constituency Questions

Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) — My constituency question is to the Minister for Education and is in regard to the latest round of funding for the inclusive schools program. The Swan Hill Specialist School received $200 000 to develop the middle years yard into an engaging, inclusive and physically challenging play space for students. Additionally, a section of…