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Social Impact Bonds

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — (Question 7643) My constituency question is directed to the Treasurer: what is the latest information on the government social impact bond initiative which was announced in the recent state budget and has the potential to have a major impact on my electorate?  

Strathmore Secondary College

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Education, and the action I seek is that the minister visit Strathmore Secondary College with me and the member for Pascoe Vale to inspect the site where three new double-storey portables will be located. I,..

Hopetoun Early Years Centre

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I was delighted to represent the Minister for Families and Children, the Honourable Jenny Mikakos, at the unveiling of the renovations at the Hopetoun Early Years Centre in Flemington. Funding for the project consisted of $900 000 from the Department of Education and Training..

Bomber Command Commemoration

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — On Sunday I represented the Minister for Veterans at the Shrine of Remembrance to remember the sacrifices of those Australians who served in the Royal Air Force (RAF) Bomber Command during World War II. Ten thousand Australians were among the 125 000 airmen who served..

Rooming Houses

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — (Question 7633) My constituency question is to the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing. In the recent state budget funding was allocated for two rooming house upgrades in Ascot Vale and Flemington. What is the latest information on the plan to upgrade these rooming..

Bill Shorten

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I was delighted to see the federal Leader of the Opposition, the Honourable Bill Shorten, in Puckle Street, Moonee Ponds, yesterday, where he was greeted by adoring fans, as you would expect. I look forward to him being the next successful Australian Prime..

Unconscious Bias

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — (Questions 7599) My constituency question is directed to the Minister for Multicultural Affairs. Recently the government announced a pilot to tackle unconscious bias. What is the latest information on the development of an implementation plan for this groundbreaking pilot, which will have a major..

Solar Energy

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — (Question 7580) My constituency question is directed to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. What is the latest information on how the government is encouraging more households to install solar energy and battery storage systems? Many constituents in Essendon are interested in..

Indonesian Students

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — (Question 7560) I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Training and Skills in the other place. At the time of the 2011 census there were 159 Indonesian nationals who were living in the Essendon electorate. I would expect that many of these residents..

Trevor Sinclair

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — Recently I attended the Trevor Sinclair memorial tree planting along with the Member for Niddrie. Trevor was a Labor Party stalwart and a former councillor and mayor of the City of Moonee Valley. I commend the member for Niddrie on suggesting a permanent..

Cr Jim Cusack

Mr PEARSON — Finally, Ascot Vale recently welcomed home Cr Jim Cusack from his visit to Ireland as part of the centenary of the Easter uprising. Jim was a member of the delegation that recognised the contribution that Irish patriots such as Tone, Pearse and Connolly made in..

Strathmore Secondary College

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Education. The action I seek is for the minister to provide an update on the negotiations between the Victorian School Building Authority, VicRoads and Transurban in relation to the provision of funding for new double-storey..

Jobs Victoria Employment Network

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — My adjournment matter is directed to the Minister for Employment, and the action I seek is for the minister to provide an update on the latest plans to assist residents on public housing estates into employment. Recently I joined the minister at Linfox’s..

Essendon Heritage

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — (Question 7538) I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Planning. I refer to the recently announced Living Heritage grants initiative in last week’s state budget. As members may be aware, the state district of Essendon has a number of heritage buildings from..

Saul Same

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I rise today to acknowledge the great life and wonderful contribution of Saul Same. Saul Same was a prominent businessman in Melbourne’s Jewish community, and he built Gloweave into a Melbourne household name. I seem to recall when I was much younger than..

Easter Rising Centenary

Mr PEARSON — I also would like to acknowledge the Irish patriots who lost their lives 100 years ago in the Easter Sunday uprising. Tone, Pearse and Connolly struck a blow against English imperialism, and that led to the foundation of the modern free Irish state, for which..

Essendon Fields Open Day

Mr PEARSON — I would also like to thank Chris Cowan and Rod Gurry, who were instrumental in arranging the open day on the weekend for Essendon Fields when 6500 people went through Essendon Airport.  

Maribyrnong River

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, and the action I seek is that the minister advise me what action the government is taking to tackle the rubbish and household waste that is polluting the lower reaches..