Archives: March 2018

Emergency Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

March 8, 2018

This bill will act as the central planning guidance tool for the authorities involved, and they will know exactly what to do when particular emergencies hit. Those who take senior responsibility will understand their role, and others who have a role to play will know how they fit in, who their contact people are and so on.

Long Service Leave Bill 2017

March 7, 2018

I note that we are very fortunate in this country to have the opportunity to have long service work for any employer recognised in such a way that we can accrue long service leave.

Djerriwarrh Health Services

March 6, 2018

I was pleased to visit Djerriwarrh Health Services in Bacchus Marsh to announce the $468 000 upgrade of the central sterile stock department at this important local hospital. This funding will improve processing, storage and distribution of sterile goods throughout patient care areas. This upgrade will occur alongside a major $9 million rebuild of the operating theatre suites at Djerriwarrh, which was also committed to by the Andrews government.

Buninyong electorate roads

March 6, 2018

— Yesterday I again visited Bacchus Marsh to turn the first sod on the $2.4 million upgrade of the Gisborne Road and Holts Lane interchange. Over 5000 vehicles per day use this intersection, and these works will provide extra lanes to increase capacity, including a dedicated lane to enable traffic to access the Western Freeway. These works add to the Halletts Way upgrade, which is progressing well, adding new ramps to allow drivers to enter and exit the Western Freeway to provide quicker access to and from Melbourne. With Bacchus Marsh's population expected to more than double by 2041, the Andrews Labor government is continuing to invest in this area.

Electricity Safety Amendment (Electrical Equipment Safety Scheme) Bill 2018

March 6, 2018

I am pleased to speak on the Electricity Safety Amendment (Electrical Equipment Safety Scheme) Bill 2018. As we have heard, it is about ensuring the safety of all people who buy electrical equipment and the safety of their homes.