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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..

African-Australian Inclusion Program

Mr PEARSON — I was really pleased to be able to represent the Premier and the Minister for Multicultural Affairs at the African-Australian inclusion program graduation ceremony that was run through the National Australia Bank (NAB) last week. Thirty graduates went through that program. There have been..

Shane Evans

Mr PEARSON — I would like to acknowledge the great role that Shane Evans plays in the Boomerang Network, which is a community mental health group. Shane won the Spirit of Moonee Valley Contribution to Neighbourhood award recently, and that is a fantastic outcome for him. I..

Strathmore Secondary College 60th Birthday

Mr PEARSON — A big shout-out to Jill English, the principal of Strathmore Secondary College, and Jim Kounetas, the school council president, for Strathmore’s 60th birthday celebrations, which occurred on Sunday. This is a fantastic achievement, and it is a great school.

Mogadishu Bombing

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  — Today Somalia is crying as a result of the terrorist bomb blasts that ripped through Mogadishu on Saturday, which have killed more than 300 people and injured hundreds more. Two bomb blasts ripped through Mogadishu in the early hours on Saturday, and they have..

Racecourse Road – Pedestrian saftey

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and the action I seek is for the minister to join with me at Racecourse Road, Flemington, in order to discuss cyclist and pedestrian safety. Earlier this year pedestrian and..

Voluntary Assisted Dying

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I am delighted to join the debate, and at the outset I wish to place on the public record that I will be supporting the bill and I will be opposing the reasoned amendment moved by the member for Monbulk. I have been..

Bulla Road Bridge

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  My constituency question is to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and I ask: what is the latest information about the reconstruction of the Bulla Road bridge?