Archives: May 2014

Ambulance Services

May 29, 2014

Premier Napthine is deluding himself if he believes that we do not have an ambulance crisis in this state. I know of three new stories reported in the Ballarat Courier last month alone.

Appropriation (2014-2015) Bill 2014

May 8, 2014

I am pleased to add my comments about this budget, which was brought down by the government earlier this week. Residents of the Ballarat East electorate, and indeed the new Buninyong electorate, could rightly be very disappointed by this budget.

Victoria Police Amendment (Consequential and Other Matters) Bill 2014

May 7, 2014

I am pleased to speak on the Victoria Police Amendment (Consequential and Other Matters) Bill 2014.

Ballarat Mayor

May 6, 2014

My question is to the Premier. Can the Premier confirm that on 7 November 2013 he met with Cr John Burt, the then mayor of the City of Ballarat?

Ballarat Region Infrastructure

May 6, 2014

In 2010 the Baillieu opposition made a number of election promises to the people of the Ballarat region. However, when it came to office, the coalition forgot those promises. It is only in this year that the Napthine coalition government has realised that it should take action on its promises in a desperate bid ahead of this year's election.

TAFE Funding

May 6, 2014

I have a matter to raise for the attention of the Minister for Higher Education and Skills. I ask the minister to take action to review the TAFE funding model with a view to seeing course options in the hospitality and retail areas reintroduced into the Ballarat region.