On Monday I joined the Moorabool mayor, Cr David Edwards, Bacchus Marsh BMX Club president, Les Stewart, plus some excited BMX riders of all ages to celebrate $100 000 in funding from the Andrews Labor government towards a $430 000 project.
Under the program BGT has partnered with other local community agencies to work with vulnerable young people to help them regain a sense of self-worth, which will assist them to get back to work.
It is quite interesting to get up and follow the end-of-year rant from the Leader of the Opposition, and that is what it was — an end-of-year rant.
From day one we have been working to ensure our children get a first-class education that will lead to good jobs when they enter the workforce.
The people on the other side of the house — the Liberals and the Nationals — will not even say the words 'climate change'. I have not heard that term used by any of them, but that is at the centre of what we are talking about.
Ballarat oncologist Professor George Kannourakis outlined the exciting opportunities for better cancer treatments being worked on at the Ballarat institute. I congratulate all involved in this great work.
BRICC is of course a wonderful addition to the health services offered in Ballarat. In 2010 I was pleased to join the Premier in his previous role as Minister for Health and the then federal health minister, Nicola Roxon, to announce that the federal and state Labor governments would provide $42 million and $13 million respectively to build the centre.
The bill recognises the very important role of this government to support people who are looking to ensure they have ongoing housing, to ensure that people, even if they are on low incomes, are provided opportunities to have housing that is of good quality and that is secure.
I trust that it will be supported by all in this house as just another measure that shows how the Andrews Labor government is working to keep people in our state moving on our roads safely, improving country roads as well as city roads and working to make all road users in this state as safe as they can possibly be.
I am certainly pleased to add my comments to the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Bill 2016 because we know it is a very significant piece of legislation that we are debating in the house at present.