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SRI LANKA TERRORIST ATTACKS

At the outset and in joining the Premier’s condolence motion I do want to say that I am deeply saddened by the events in Sri Lanka.

CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES TERRORIST ATTACK

I rise to remember the lives taken on Friday in Christchurch, New Zealand. We have been stunned by the terror inflicted on a peaceful community.

EATING DISORDERS FAMILIES AUSTRALIA

I was honoured to recently meet Christine Naismith from Eating Disorders Families Australia. Christine is both a constituent and a board member for EDFA.

ESSENDON ELECTORATE CAR PARKING

Members of my community have expressed their concerns about the introduction of paid parking to the City of Moonee Valley. This decision will have a significant impact on sporting precincts in my electorate.

Fair Work Amendment 2018

I am delighted to join the debate and make a contribution on the Fair Work (Commonwealth Powers) Amendment Bill 2018.

National Australia Bank

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has uncovered some appalling actions and behaviours by some of our big banks.

BUNJILS MARROUN

On Australia Day the City of Moonee Valley held its very first healing ceremony, called Bunjils Marroun.

Integrity and Accountability Legislation Amendment

I am delighted to make a contribution on the Integrity and Accountability Legislation Amendment (Public Interest Disclosures, Oversight and Independence) Bill 2018. With the house’s indulgence I would like to congratulate the Manager of Opposition Business. With the departure of the former member for Box Hill and the retirement of the former member for Sandringham, the Manager of Opposition Business now holds the title of father of the house. He is the last member of this place who can recall seeing Jeff Kennett at the dispatch box when he was Premier. That is something to note, as is the fact that I am delighted that there are so many new members on our side of this place who were recently elected.

FLEMINGTON EDUCATION PLAN

The Flemington education plan was funded in the May budget of this year, and it is a vitally important initiative for my community owing to the rate of population growth at schools like Mount Alexander College.

Essendon electorate

I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Sport, and I ask: what is the latest information about providing funding for the Chris Lane memorial Little League field at Boeing Reserve in Strathmore?

Maribyrnong Park Football Club

I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Water, and the action I seek is that a meeting be convened between Melbourne Water, the City of Moonee Valley and the Maribyrnong Park Football Club, otherwise known as the Marby Lions, who play at Maribyrnong Park, to discuss options to improve the playing surface of the oval at Maribyrnong Park.

Chris Lane Memorial Little League Field

I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Sport, and I ask: what is the latest information about providing funding for the Chris Lane memorial Little League field at Boeing Reserve in Strathmore?

Kindergarten

I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Families and Children in the other place, and I ask: what is the latest information about providing 15 hours of four-year-old kinder for the culturally and linguistically diverse community in the state district of Essendon beyond the expiry of the current national partnership agreement?

Maribyrnong River Native Fish Revival Project

The action I seek is for the Essendon Fish Protection Society & Anglers Club to meet with the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) to discuss the Maribyrnong River native fish revival project.

Government Achievements

We have invested in our schools and brought back funding to support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. We are investing in building the critical infrastructure that is required to ensure that regardless of where people live they can take a secure job in the CBD if they choose to do so.

Moonee Ponds Creek

I was delighted to join the minister recently at an announcement of the waterways of the west action plan, which is looking at improving the waterways of both Moonee Ponds Creek and the Maribyrnong River.

Energy Compare

I think that if there was a capacity to operate a workshop, that would provide a really good opportunity for senior Victorians but also newly arrived migrants in my community.

Essendon Electorate

What a big four years it has been in the state district of Essendon. We have rezoned and we have rebuilt Strathmore Secondary College, we are rebuilding and refurbishing Strathmore Primary School, we have rezoned Strathmore North Primary School, we have put seven new car parks at Strathmore station and we are funding the redevelopment of Essendon Primary School, including the foundation centre.