Archives: April 2013

Integrity Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

April 18, 2013

I am pleased to be able to speak on this bill, which deals with matters of integrity as they relate to people in public office.

Short Term Tickets – Public Transport

April 17, 2013

I give notice that I the next day of sitting I will move that this House condemn the Liberal National Government for taking away from Ballarat commuters the opportunity to purchase short term occasional use tickets for travel on busses within the Ballarat Region or to use Vline or Metro trains to travel further afield. Instead 50 million single use tickets are to be pulped, wasting $15 million while costing regional occasional users more and causing them greater distress.

State forests: firewood collection

April 17, 2013

I raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, and it relates to firewood collection in state forests. I ask the minister to take action to make more firewood available in state forests in areas close to and surrounding rural communities.

Liquor: regional licensing inspectors

April 17, 2013

I am appalled at the announcement by the Napthine government that regional liquor licensing inspectors are being scrapped across Victoria. The majority of local pubs and clubs take their licence compliance very seriously and do the right thing, but the signal from the Napthine government in scrapping regional liquor licensing inspectors gives those pubs and clubs that do not do the right thing the idea that no-one is looking over their shoulder any more.