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African-Australian Community

Mr PEARSON — Many times I have risen in this place to place on the record my thanks for the magnificent contribution the African-Australian communities make every single day in my electorate. There have been many comments over the course of the summer recess about the alleged..

Alan Murphy

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  — I rise to congratulate Alan Murphy, who received a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day honours. Alan is the closest thing to royalty that Essendon has produced, and his previous long-running newspaper column, ‘Murphy’s Law’, was a must read..

African-Australian Employment Opportunities

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  I direct my adjournment matter to Minister for Industry and Employment and the action I seek is for the minister to attend a forum with the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Jesuit Social Services, the City of Moonee Valley, the Huddle and Wingate Avenue Community..

Maribyrnong River Boat Ramp

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Agriculture in the other place, and I ask: what is the latest information about the construction of a boat ramp in the lower reaches of the Maribyrnong River to help encourage recreational fishing?

Condemnation of Milo Yiannopoulos

Mr PEARSON — Today I condemn the recent irresponsible actions of Milo Yiannopoulos, his promoter and the venue which hosted his visit, which triggered a riot on the doorstep of the Flemington public housing estate. In the past decade Victoria Police have worked extremely closely with residents..

Maribyrnong River Water Quality

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Water, and I ask: what is the latest information about improving water quality in the lower reaches of the Maribyrnong River?

Moonee Valley Legal Service

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) —  I direct my constituency question to the Attorney-General, and I ask: what is the latest information about the Moonee Valley Legal Service’s applications to the Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund and the Family Violence Duty Lawyer Fund?

Increasing Breast Screening in Essendon

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  — I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Health, and the action I seek is for the minister to convene a meeting between my office, members of my community, the City of Moonee Valley and the Department of Health and Human Services..

Glenne Gilbert

Mr PEARSON — I rise today to remember a life well lived and to remember local ALP stalwart Glenne Gilbert. Glenne died suddenly last week. She had been a passionate and committed supporter of the ALP. In the words of Whitlam, she maintained her rage and her..

Energy Education Forum

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and the action I seek is for representatives from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to come to my electorate to run an energy education forum to..

Doctors in Schools Program – Mount Alexander College

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Education, and the question I ask is: what is the latest information about the success of the doctors in schools program, which is currently being run out of the Mount Alexander College in Flemington?

Netball Courts at Riverside

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Sport, and the action I seek is that a meeting be convened between representatives of Sport and Recreation Victoria, Moonee Valley City Council, the Essendon District Netball Association and Netball Victoria to discuss the..

Job Creation – Horn of Africa Community

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Industry and Employment, and I ask: what is the latest information about job-creation programs for the Horn of Africa community in the state district of Essendon?

St Monica’s Primary School – Environment

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) —  I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. The action I seek is that the minister join me to meet with students of St Monica’s Primary School in Moonee Ponds. St Monica’s is well led by Peter Moore,..

Progress Kindergarten

Mr PEARSON — I was delighted to attend the Progress Kindergarten fete. Progress kinder is an independent, standalone kinder that has been servicing the community in Ascot Vale for 70 years. Special thanks go to president Nancy Larocca, vice-president Jessica Oliver, teacher Gail Brown as well as Richard..

Flemington Public Housing Estate

Mr PEARSON — I was delighted to chair the very first Flemington consultative committee meeting last week. This consultative committee will guide the redevelopment of the Flemington public housing estate, and I congratulate all participants for their involvement in this important work.

Strathmore Primary School

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I was delighted to attend the Strathmore Primary School fete on Friday. A big shout-out to school council president Heidi Fitzpatrick and principal Debbie Starpins. Strathmore Primary School is a fantastic local primary school. I am delighted at the fact that the redevelopment..

Maribyrnong River Boat Ramp

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Agriculture. The action I seek is for a meeting to occur between Fisheries Victoria, me and Russell Conway from the Essendon Angling Club to talk about the provision of a boat ramp on the..