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African-Australian community – Mental Health

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Mental Health, and the action I seek is that the minister convene a meeting between me, his department, Professor Janet McCalman from the University of Melbourne and local African-Australian communities to discuss opportunities to..

Car Parking – Rose Street

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Public Transport. I ask: what is the latest information about the creation of permanent 2-hour car parking places in the vicinity of the Rose Street shops in Essendon to support the local traders following..

Public Housing

Mr PEARSON — The federal member for Melbourne, Adam Bandt, continues to oppose the redevelopment of the public housing estates in my community. My community needs modern public housing in a mixed community. Keeping public housing tenants in obsolete, inefficient public housing is not the solution.

Ascot Vale Primary School

Mr PEARSON — I was pleased to attend Ascot Vale Primary School yesterday, when the school opened its new sensory garden funded by the Andrews Labor government. Sue Osborne is the principal of this great school, and she does a fantastic job.

African Action Plan

Mr PEARSON — I was really pleased and delighted that in last Tuesday’s state budget we saw funding available to implement the African action plan. It is so important that we ensure the various African communities are not left behind. The plan has been carefully co-designed with..

Italian Seniors of Ascot Vale

Mr PEARSON — I was delighted to attend the early Mother’s Day lunch yesterday hosted by the Italian Seniors of Ascot Vale. There were over 150 people who attended this great event. A big thankyou to Rosa and Nick Rotunno, who hosted the lunch. You are a truly..

Andrew Seymon – Anzac Day

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I was delighted to recently join Andrew Seymon, president of Flemington Kensington RSL, for Anzac Day and for the laying of the wreath at the dawn service. Andrew Seymon does a fantastic job supporting veterans in my community, and it was a truly..

Newmarket Plaza – Traffic Signals

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and I ask: what is the latest information about the improvements to Racecourse Road, Flemington, to make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists? I want to place on record my thanks..

Budget

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  — The budget outlines the priorities of a government, and this budget is a Labor budget right down to its last footnote. I am absolutely delighted about the fact that we have been able to fund $1.5 million for Riverside, which will provide new netball..

Maribyrnong Park Football Club

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  — I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Sport, and the action that I seek is for a meeting to be convened between the Maribyrnong Park Football Club in Moonee Ponds, otherwise known as the Marby Lions, his office and the Department..

Racecourse Road, Flemington

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and I ask: what is the latest information about the improvements to Racecourse Road, Flemington, to make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists? I want to place on record my thanks..

Ascot Vale Public Housing Estate

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  — Recently I was pleased to attend an information session on the redevelopment of stage 1 of the Ascot Vale public housing estate. This development will see the removal of decrepit walk-up flats and their replacement with modern, new accommodation, not just for public housing..

Essendon District Netball Association

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Sport, and the action I seek is for a meeting to be convened between Sport and Recreation Victoria, the City of Moonee Valley, the Essendon District Netball Association and me to discuss the feasibility..

Essendon Electorate

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  — I rise to support the Leader of the House’s motion. I, like many others on this side of the house, have got important work to do in my electorate. I find I am thoroughly looking forward to being out in the state district..

Del King

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I rise today to remember Del King, who recently passed away at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. I got to know Del through her work as a police officer working on the Flemington public housing estate. Del was a past president of the Rotary..

Bill Bolitho

Mr PEARSON — Yesterday I also learned of the passing of an old friend of mine and many other members, Bill Bolitho. A former staffer at both a state and federal level, Bill was a larger than life character who brought happiness and laughter to many of..

Italian Senior Citizens Club Essendon

Mr PEARSON — It was an honour to be invited by Pasquale Petrollini to attend the 42nd birthday of the Italian Senior Citizens Club of Essendon, otherwise known as Circolo Pensionati Italiani di Essendon. Under Pasquale’s leadership the club is going from strength to strength, and it is..

NAB African-Australian Graduates

Mr PEARSON — I was delighted to join the member for Williamstown yesterday at the graduation ceremony of the most recent cohort of African-Australian graduates from the National Australia Bank (NAB). This fantastic program, which is a partnership between the NAB and Jesuit Social Services, has done..