aPaliament

Parliament

DEBNEY MEADOWS PRIMARY SCHOOL

I was pleased to recently visit Debney Meadows Primary School and witness firsthand the quiet revolution that is currently being unleashed. Debney Meadows Primary School is incredibly well led by principal Rachel Rasmussen, and the results are starting to be realised.

LESLEY MCCARTHY

Lesley McCarthy is a local community champion who has worked tirelessly for my community as president and a member of the Rotary Club of Flemington Kensington. Lesley is a fair, decent person who is incredibly compassionate towards others.

CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES TERRORIST ATTACK ANNIVERSARY

On the weekend I was honoured to represent the Premier and attend the first anniversary of the Christchurch massacre, which was organised by the Islamic Council of Victoria. The event had a wide cross-section of the community represented, and now more than ever we need to promote tolerance, harmony and respect right throughout our community.

COVID-19

Finally, these are uncertain and challenging times, and I hope that we can all be a little kinder and gentler to those in our community in need. These times will pass; our community will emerge from this crisis. I hope it is a community that we all can be proud of.

FLEMINGTON EDUCATION PLAN

I was so pleased to recently be able to launch the ‘What We Heard’ community engagement report as part of the Flemington education plan. The report follows consultation undertaken with the four schools and the wider community last year and will be used as the building blocks to develop the Flemington education plan.

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS

Today I rise to express my solidarity with the people of Hubei province and of wider China in the fight against the novel coronavirus. I have been shocked and saddened by the impact that the coronavirus has had not only on the people of China but also on our wonderful Chinese-Australian communities and businesses.

BUSHFIRES

I rise to support the Premier’s motion today, and at the outset I wish to pass on my condolences to the five families who lost loved ones through these recent blazes.

Essendon Electorate

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of the state district of Essendon for providing me the opportunity to be their local member for the last 12 months—and what a last 12 months it has been.

WATERWAYS OF THE WEST STRATEGY

The action I seek is that she convene a meeting between her department, the City of Moonee Valley and local community groups to discuss how the Waterways of the West strategy will make a significant improvement to the quality of water and the broader environment of the Maribyrnong River and the Moonee Ponds Creek.

FARNHAM STREET NEIGHBOURHOOD LEARNING CENTRE

Recently the Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre celebrated 40 years of serving our community, and I was thrilled to be afforded the opportunity to attend this event.

NATIONAL CARERS WEEK

In Australia there are over 2.7 million unpaid carers contributing to our nation, and here in Victoria there are over 736 000 carers who give their time, effort and compassion to care for a partner, family member or friend who needs support.

JESS GREENBAUM

Today I rise to acknowledge the work of Jess Greenbaum, who is a primary school teacher in my community.

FLEMINGTON COMMUNITY CENTRE

A big shout-out to the staff at the Flemington Community Centre. The centre is managed by council and provides an invaluable service.

RIVERSIDE GOLF, TENNIS AND NETBALL CENTRE

I was absolutely thrilled to be able to officially open the brand-new Riverside golf, tennis and netball centre at Fairbairn Park, made possible with $1.5 million in funding from the Andrews Labor government.

MOONEE PONDS BOWLING CLUB

My adjournment matter is directed to the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events in regards to the Moonee Ponds Bowling Club.

STRATHMORE SECONDARY COLLEGE

I would like to raise an adjournment matter tonight for the Minister for Education, and the action I seek is that the minister come out to Strathmore Secondary College and officially open the renovations at the college when they are completed.

FLEMINGTON COMMUNITY CENTRE

The Flemington Community Centre is nearing the end of its useful life. Moonee Valley City Council had allocated $42.5 million in its own budget to rebuild this facility to meet the needs of not just public housing tenants living on the estate but people throughout Flemington and Travancore.

MOONEE PONDS CREEK

I direct my adjournment to the Minister for Water, and the action I seek is for the minister to examine how the Moonee Ponds Creek and its surrounding environment can be improved.