Archives: August 2015

Filipino/Australian Association of Ballarat

August 18, 2015

I was pleased to attend the gala night held by the Filipino/Australian Association of Ballarat Inc. (FAABI) on 1 August to celebrate the group's 24th anniversary.

Volunteer emergency services equipment program

August 18, 2015

I am delighted that the Andrews Labor government is continuing to support the volunteer emergency services equipment program, otherwise known as VESEP, which was initiated by the Bracks government. In this last round of funding five Country Fire Authority (CFA) brigades in the Buninyong electorate will share in over $98 000 worth of support.

Emergency Management (Control of Response Activities and Other Matters) Bill 2015

August 18, 2015

I am also pleased to add my comments in support of the Emergency Management (Control of Response Activities and Other Matters) Bill 2015. The bill deserves full bipartisan support from this house in its progression through the house.

Buninyong electorate men’s sheds

August 5, 2015

This morning I want to talk about the great things happening in men's sheds across my electorate. Men's sheds can be very beneficial in bringing men together, and I have seen how they can reduce social isolation for many men by engaging them in activities of interest that involve them in their community.

Infrastructure funding

August 5, 2015

Is it not amazing when you have listened to the members of the opposition who have spoken on this matter of public importance that they cannot deal with the issue in a factual manner and cannot explain why they would need until 30 November to review something that was made as a promise ahead of the last election by the government that was elected.

Infrastructure Victoria Bill 2015

August 4, 2015

Dear, oh, dear! The member for Eildon started off very well. She recognised that Infrastructure Victoria was a very good idea. She recognised that there is a need to plan ahead. But then how she faded off so dismally as she progressed — very sad.

Ballarat rail services

August 4, 2015

I raise a matter for the attention for the Minister for Public Transport.