Archives: November 2015

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment Bill 2015

November 25, 2015

Sadly, as the member for Buninyong, representing a section of regional Victoria, I know that ice is a particular problem in regional Victoria, out of proportion with other parts of the state.

Buninyong electorate government achievements

November 24, 2015

This year has been a very active year for the Andrews government. On coming to office just under a year ago, we said that education would be our no. 1 priority.

Elaine Recreation Reserve

November 10, 2015

I commend Ron Read, Shane Dunne, Debbie Mair and so many others for their fundraising efforts and their achievements in advocating to all levels of government, Tennis Victoria and all other groups that may be able to assist in improving the reserve.

Hub on Eureka project

November 10, 2015

I was also pleased to attend the launch of Hub on Eureka last week. This project, established at the Salvation Army community church in Eureka Street, involves a partnership with Ballarat Christian College and many businesses in Ballarat.

Local Government Amendment (Fair Go Rates) Bill 2015

November 10, 2015

In general I think the local governments across my electorate do a reasonably good job, but there are clearly times when the ratepayers have not been happy with some of the actions that have been taken by their local governments. In fact I find that I am regularly, as a local MP, having constituents come to me with local government concerns and local government problems, and I find a large part of my role ends up being to advocate back to local government to try to seek answers to their problems or help to address some of their local government issues.