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Cathy Connop

Mr PEARSON — Acting Speaker, International Women’s Day is on Thursday. It would be remiss of me not to acknowledge the great work and contribution that Cathy Connop from the Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre has provided in my community over the last 20 years. She is an..

Kindergarten Attendance Rates

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  — I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Families and Children, but firstly I want to acknowledge that today is Tony Favier’s last day in this place before he heads off to retirement. Tony, thank you so much for all you have..

Tram Routes

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Public Transport, and I ask: what is the latest information about the review into the north-west tram network, specifically as it relates to tram routes 57, 59 and 82?

Les Potts

Mr PEARSON — A big shout out to Les Potts for all his labours and endeavours in his work as a member of the Flemington Association. I have got to know Les over the last few years. He brings to bear a passion for and a commitment..

Michael Gallus – Footys4All

Mr PEARSON — Last week local hero, Michael Gallus, received the Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Award for community impact. Michael is the founder of Footys4All, which distributes free balls to disadvantaged communities both here and overseas. In less than six years, Footys4All has distributed 22 000 balls. Mr Gallus also..

Jenny Nola

Mr PEARSON — I recognise the great work that Jenny Nola from Save Moonee Ponds performs in our community. Like many inner suburbs of Melbourne, Moonee Ponds is undergoing a significant level of change. Jenny has been a tireless advocate for improving the local urban amenity in..

Anna Lanigan

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — Recently, I had the honour of visiting the Strathmore and Strathmore Heights Neighbourhood Watch and met with Anna Lanigan. Anna is an absolute Trojan in my community. When it comes to protecting our community and protecting our environment, you can be guaranteed that..

African-Australian Community

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) —  I direct my adjournment debate matter to the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, and the action I seek is for the minister to convene a meeting between his department, his office, myself and the local African-Australian community leaders from the state district of Essendon..

Maribyrnong River Water Quality

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  — I direct my adjournment debate matter to the Minister for Water. The action I seek is for the minister to convene a meeting between the City of Moonee Valley, the Friends of the Maribyrnong Valley, Melbourne Water and her department to discuss improving..

Maribyrnong River

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Water, and I ask: what is the latest information on weed eradication in the lower reaches of the Maribyrnong River? I do want to place on the record my heartfelt thanks to Judy Ingram..

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..