Debney Meadows Primary School

3 September, 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — Recently I had the great honour of farewelling the students of Debney Meadows Primary School in Flemington as they left on their first school camp, which was funded by the Andrews Labor government’s school camps fund. A whirlwind of..

The Hon. Francis Raymond Scully

1 September 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I rise to speak on the condolence motion for Frank Scully. As has been indicated, Frank left school at 15, when his father died, to work on the railways. He was active in the Australian Railways Union and ultimately became..

The Hon. Frank Noel Wilkes, AM

1 September 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — Politics is hard; opposition is so much harder. It is easy to join a winning team. It is harder to sign up to a party which is more like a permanent opposition party than a major political party. It is..

Hopetoun Children’s Centre

1 September 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — (Question 485) My constituency question is to the Minister for Families and Children. The electorate of Essendon is well serviced by a number of early learning centres, and I would welcome the opportunity for the minister to visit my electorate..

Foodbank Victoria

20 August 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I take this opportunity to thank Foodbank Victoria and its various corporate partners for the great work they do to provide food for Victoria’s poor. Last week I visited the Wingate Avenue Community Centre, Ascot Vale, for a quarterly food..

Birthday Felicitations

20 August 2015 Mr PEARSON — On a separate note, today is my wife’s birthday, and I am thoroughly looking forward to leaving this place tonight. Juliet and I are going to bring home the pizzas, and we will have a nice night at home. Happy birthday,..

Moonee Ponds Creek

19 August 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water. The electorate of Essendon is home to the wonderful environment of Moonee Ponds Creek. The upper reaches of the Moonee Ponds Creek to the north of..

Railway Station Car Parks

4 August 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — My constituency question is to the Minister for Public Transport. The electorate of Essendon is home to six railway stations. The station car parks frequently reach capacity early in the morning peak. I understand that Sophie Ismail, Labor’s federal candidate..

Laurie Larmer

4 August 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I take this opportunity to congratulate Laurie Larmer, who was recently awarded the Legion of Honour in recognition of his distinguished war service as a pilot with Bomber Command. Laurie was called up when he was 18 years old and left..

Essendon Fields Hotel Development

4 August 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Tourism and Major Events. The action I seek is for the minister to come on a site tour of the new Hyatt Place hotel at Essendon Fields. Recently..

Lachlan Arthur

24 June 2015 Mr PEARSON — Finally, I would like to welcome Lachlan Arthur to my office. Lachlan is working with me this week on work experience and will be out and around the house this week. If you see him, please make him feel very welcome.

Elizabeth Kuiper

24 June 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I would like to acknowledge the great work performed by my parliamentary intern, Ms Elizabeth Kuiper. Lizz recently completed an internship with me during which she examined the gender wealth gap and specifically what a state government can do to redress..

Moonee Valley Legal Service

24 June 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — (Question 345) I direct my constituency question to the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence. While no community is immune to family violence, we know that some are more vulnerable to this harm than others. The Moonee Valley Legal Service..

Cyclist Safety

23 June 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I raise a matter with the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. The action I seek is that the minister meet with the City of Moonee Valley and local cyclists to address bike safety in the Essendon electorate. For many..

Energy Hardship Review

11 June 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Energy and Resources. Can the minister advise the house of the progress of the energy hardship review into hardship practices of energy companies and of what opportunities there will be to communicate..

The Hon. John Hamilton Simpson

10 Jun 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I rise to acknowledge the great life contribution Jack Hamilton Simpson made in this place and to the broader Labor movement. To some extent it is a sad day because it is yet another day where we acknowledge the passing..

Eritrean Independence Anniversary

10 June 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I rise today to congratulate the Eritrean community on celebrating its 24th anniversary of independence. Recently I was afforded the great honour of attending this celebration in North Melbourne as the representative of the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, along with Labor’s..