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..

Aberfeldie St Johns Cricket Club

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) –  I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Sport, and I ask: what is the latest information about the funding application from Aberfeldie St Johns Cricket Club for cricket equipment, including senior female equipment?

Ascot Vale Railway Station

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  — I direct my adjournment debate matter to the Minister for Public Transport, and the action I seek is that the minister convene a meeting between the City of Moonee Valley, VicTrack and me to discuss converting excess land at the Ascot Vale railway station..

Riverside Golf and Tennis Club

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Sport, and I ask: what is the latest information in relation to the study into the provision of additional netball courts at Riverside golf and tennis club in Ascot Vale?

Essendon Maribyrnong Park Ladies Cricket Club

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — On the weekend I was delighted to attend the official opening of the Essendon Maribyrnong Park Ladies Cricket Club pavilion and Lisa Gale social room. There are many people who deserve to be congratulated for ensuring that this project went from a dream..

St Monica’s Primary School

Mr PEARSON — Last week I was delighted to visit St Monica’s Primary School in Moonee Ponds with the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. I was greeted by the principal, Peter Moore, out the front. He advised me that he was there to ensure the kiss-and-drop-off..

La Rose Family

Mr PEARSON — On Sunday there was a charity T20 match at Strathmore Heights Cricket Club to raise funds for the La Rose orphans. These four girls lost their mother recently in a car accident after having lost their father 10 years ago. I was really pleased that..

Cathy Connop

Mr PEARSON — Acting Speaker, International Women’s Day is on Thursday. It would be remiss of me not to acknowledge the great work and contribution that Cathy Connop from the Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre has provided in my community over the last 20 years. She is an..

Kindergarten Attendance Rates

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  — I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Families and Children, but firstly I want to acknowledge that today is Tony Favier’s last day in this place before he heads off to retirement. Tony, thank you so much for all you have..

Tram Routes

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Public Transport, and I ask: what is the latest information about the review into the north-west tram network, specifically as it relates to tram routes 57, 59 and 82?

Les Potts

Mr PEARSON — A big shout out to Les Potts for all his labours and endeavours in his work as a member of the Flemington Association. I have got to know Les over the last few years. He brings to bear a passion for and a commitment..

Michael Gallus – Footys4All

Mr PEARSON — Last week local hero, Michael Gallus, received the Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Award for community impact. Michael is the founder of Footys4All, which distributes free balls to disadvantaged communities both here and overseas. In less than six years, Footys4All has distributed 22 000 balls. Mr Gallus also..