I am very pleased to rise to speak on the Appropriation (2015–16) Bill 2015. It is always interesting to speak after an opposition member, in this case the member for Mornington. In some ways I thought I would like to have a copy of his speech to share around my electorate. Although they would mostly be bored by it, it would assure the people of my electorate that they did the right thing in voting Labor at the last election.
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Last week I was delighted to spend time at the Meredith and Ballan neighbourhood houses and at The Well in Smythesdale, when local residents were given the opportunity to raise with me directly important issues that affect their communities.
As the member for Buninyong, a significant part of regional Victoria, I am very pleased to speak on the Regional Development Victoria Amendment (Jobs and Infrastructure) Bill 2015, which, as we have heard from previous speakers, sees the establishment of the $500 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund as promised by the Andrews Labor team ahead of the election.
Over the last two weeks I have been pleased to attend events held by two of my Country Fire Authority (CFA) brigades, Smythesdale and Millbrook, as well as an event at SEM Fire and Rescue in Ballarat.