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Essendon Youth Council

10 June 2015 Mr PEARSON — I would also like to thank the recent participants in the inaugural Essendon Youth Council. The council offers an opportunity for young people in the local community to have their say on the issues that matter most to them. We had..

Women’s Information and Referral Exchange

10 June 2015 Mr PEARSON — Finally, I would like to congratulate WIRE on the work it performs in our community. WIRE stands for Women’s Information and Referral Exchange and has been around for 30 years. WIRE is often the very first point where women reach out to..

The Hon. Joan Elizabeth Kirner, AC

09 June 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I am delighted to pay tribute today to the late Joan Elizabeth Kirner. In doing so, I thought it would be interesting to think about what Joan did with political power when she acquired it — and what her government did…

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund

27  May 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — (Question 263) My constituency question is to the Minister for Education. Flemington is home to Mount Alexander College. Many members of the school live on the Flemington public housing estate and live in households that exist at or below the poverty..

Appropriation (2015-2016) Bill 2015

27 May 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I am delighted to join the debate on the Appropriation (2015–2016) Bill 2015. I begin my contribution by quoting the Sunnyboys, that great Australian band from the 1980s, who sang: We can lock away the bad memories together, Close the doors..

Wingate Avenue Community Centre

26 May 2016 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I take the opportunity to recognise the great work the Wingate Avenue Community Centre provides to the people who live on the Ascot Vale public housing estate. Ably managed by Jan Thorpe and chaired by Renee Hancock, the Wingate Avenue..

School Breakfast Club Program

7 May 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — (Question 201) My constituency question is to the Minister for Education. Flemington is home to Debney Meadows Primary School as well as Mount Alexander College. Many members of these school communities live on the Flemington public housing estate and live in..

Extending 476 Bus Route

5 May 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — (Question 172) My constituency question is to the Minister for Public Transport. The district of Essendon is home to a significant Greek community, many members of which I have had the great pleasure of getting to know over the..

Moonee Ponds West Primary School

5 May 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I would like to acknowledge the great role played by the Moonee Ponds West Primary School fundraising committee. Two weeks ago the school community converged on the school gym, which was funded by the Rudd government’s Building the Education Revolution..

Crimes Amendment (Repeal of Section 19A) Bill 2015

5 May 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I am delighted to join this debate. I will not go through why we are here; that has been adequately explained in some of the other contributions we have heard. Suffice it to say that when this offence was..

Air Ambulance Helicopters

5 May 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I raise a matter for the Minister for Ambulance Services. The action I seek is for the minister to ensure that the next generation of helicopters used by Air Ambulance Victoria are quieter than the current fleet. Air Ambulance..

Domestic Animals Amendment Bill 2015

16 April 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — As has been previously outlined, the bill before us amends the Domestic Animals Act 1994 in order to impose a moratorium on the destruction of restricted breed dogs (RBDs) in certain circumstances and for the purposes of the proposed inquiry into..

Alan Murphy

15 April 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I would like to acknowledge the outstanding contribution Alan Murphy has made as a weekly columnist in the Weekly Review — Moonee Valley for the past 16 years. Sadly, the new owners of the Weekly Review — Moonee Valley have determined that Alan..

Strathmore Primary School

15 April 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — My constituency question is to the Minister for Education. Strathmore Primary School turned 70 years of age last year, and is really showing its age. The roof leaks, the window frames are rotting, and the buildings are in a general state..

Elisa McDonald

17 March 2015 Mr PEARSON — While on the topic of schools, I commend Elisa McDonald for seeking a second term as head of the Moonee Ponds West Primary School fundraising committee.

Strathmore Primary School Community

17 March 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I was delighted to recently attend the Strathmore Primary School fete at Strathmore on Sunday. The Strathmore community are very passionate about education for their children, and this was evidenced by the strong turnout of parents and friends..

Boosting police recruitment from Horn of Africa Community

17 March 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Police. The action I seek is that the minister raise with the Victoria Police Chief Commissioner what further measures can be taken to assist in the recruitment..

Strathmore Secondary College

25 February 2015 Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I raise a matter for the Minister for Education. The action I seek is for the minister to reinstate the Strathmore Secondary College school zone boundary. The people of Strathmore and Strathmore Heights are incredibly proud of their secondary school…