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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..

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..