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Whitlam Federal Government

11 November 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — Finally, given the fact that it is the 40th anniversary of the Dismissal, it would be remiss of me not to thank Gough Whitlam and his government for universal health care, education for all, Aboriginal land rights, the recognition of China,..

Boomerang Network

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — (Question 6326) My constituency question is to the Minister for Mental Health. The Farnham Street neighbourhood house is a local institution in Flemington and is ably run by the indefatigable Cathy Connop. Farnham Street plays a great role in providing strong local community linkages,..

St Brendan’s School, Flemington

10 November 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I would like to, first of all, congratulate St Brendan’s Primary School in Flemington on a fantastic fete on Friday night. Peter Hayes is the principal there, and he is a great local leader. Is it not wonderful, the great society..

Puckle Street Moonee Ponds Traders

10 November 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I would also like to acknowledge the great role being played at the moment by the Puckle Street Traders Association in Moonee Ponds. The Essendon Youth Council, which is a council I have convened of young people, were talking about their..

Adoption Amendment (Adoption by Same-Sex Couples) Bill 2015

22 October 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I rise to join the Adoption Amendment (Adoption by Same-Sex Couples) Bill 2015 debate. I would like to start my contribution by discussing a couple of technical matters. Firstly, in relation to foreign adoption, it is important to note that..

Mount Alexander College

21 October 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — My adjournment matter is directed to the Minister for Education, and the action I seek is for the minister to address the appearance of the front-facing wall at Mount Alexander College in Flemington. Mount Alexander College is Flemington’s secondary school..

Trevor Sinclair

20 October 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I would like to acknowledge the life of Trevor Sinclair, a former councillor and mayor of Moonee Valley, who passed away on 6 October at the age of 71. Trevor had worked at the ordnance factory at Maribyrnong for 52 years before..

Debney Meadows Primary School

7 October 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — (Question 2120) My constituency question is to the Premier. Recently I attended Debney Meadows Primary School immediately prior to the students going on a school camp, which was funded through the state government’s Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund. For many students..

Grand Final Friday

7 October 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I agree that the opposition has decided to attack the government’s decision to gazette the grand final public holiday. As some members would know, I come from a small business background, unlike some of those opposite. I had the great..

Police custody officers

7 October 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — My adjournment issue is directed to the Minister for Police. The action I seek is for the Minister for Police to pass on to the Chief Commissioner of Police the strong interest from members of the Horn of Africa community..

Olga Kenny

6 October 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I would like to acknowledge the lasting contribution that Olga Kenny has made to the Moonee Ponds community. Olga Kenny grew up in Shuter Street, Moonee Ponds, not far from my electorate office, in a house which is the current..

Helle Warming and Rhiannon Colarossi

6 October 2015 Mr PEARSON — Congratulations to Helle Warming from Ascot Vale and Rhiannon Colarossi from Strathmore on making the finals of the AusMumpreneur awards, which recognise women juggling motherhood and business. Helle, who lives in Ascot Vale, created the niche website Lucas Loves Cars as..

Essendon Rowing Club Saltwater Challenge

6 October 2015 Mr PEARSON — Recently I was joined by the member for Niddrie at the Essendon Rowing Club for its Saltwater Challenge event. Essendon Rowing Club is a wonderful community facility. The event was, as usual, very well organised and attended. It was a great..

Laurie Larmer Function

18 August 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I raise a matter for the Minister for Veterans. The action I seek is that the minister attend a function at Parliament House for Laurie Larmer, a recent recipient of the Legion of Honour, to recognise his fantastic contribution..

Public Holidays

17 September 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — Unlike some of those opposite, I spent 15 years working in small business. My father ran a successful small business for 25 years, from 1974 to 1999, and the thing I remember about growing up was my father could never take annual..

Women Caring for Veterans of War

17 September 2015 Mr PEARSON — Recently I had the great honour of representing the Minister for Veterans at the unveiling of a statue commemorating the carers of war veterans in Victory Park, Ascot Vale. Women Caring for Veterans of War has sought to give these forgotten..

Essendon Youth Council

17 September 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I would like to raise a matter for the Minister for Youth Affairs. The action I seek is for the minister to attend a function at Parliament House to meet with representatives of the Essendon Youth Council and their families…

Targeted School Funding

15 September, 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — My constituency question is to the Minister for Education. Flemington is home to Debney Meadows Primary School as well as Mount Alexander Secondary College. Many members of these school communities comprise some of my electorate’s poorest citizens. Yesterday’s announcement for..