Culturally Diverse Participation in Childhood Services

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I direct my question to the Minister for Families and Children in the other place, and I ask: what is the latest information about the previous investment to lift culturally and linguistically diverse participation rates in early childhood services in the City of..

Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety – Buckley Street

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) —  I direct my adjournment to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. For the past year I have been liaising with Angela Vindigni to discuss how we can improve pedestrian and cyclist safety on Buckley Street, Essendon. To that end I would welcome..

Ahmed Dini

Mr PEARSON — I was also delighted to catch up and meet with Ahmed Dini, who is a local African-Australian community leader.

St Bernard’s College

Mr PEARSON — I was delighted to catch up with Adam Taylor, the principal of St Bernard’s College. St Bernard’s performs a great role in my community, educating many young Catholic men, and it was wonderful to see the new facilities.

Stepping Stones – Brotherhood of St Laurence

Mr PEARSON — Well done to the Brotherhood of St Laurence, with their Stepping Stones program that is being run out of Flemington. This innovative program skills up women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to start their own small businesses. Well done to Rebecca Meddings on running..

Ascot Vale Football Club Vikings

Mr PEARSON — I was delighted to officiate at the Ascot Vale Football Club Vikings’s end-of-season celebrations. This club has only been going for three years, but it has been growing from strength to strength. Well done to Peter McNamara and John Thompson on a great event

Essendon Rowing Club

Mr PEARSON — Congratulations to the Essendon Rowing Club on another successful annual Saltwater Challenge.

Essendon Airport

Mr PEARSON — I was recently advised that the Turnbull government is proposing to make changes to the curfew at Essendon Airport, and submissions to the review are open until 10 October. I am concerned about these proposed changes. I will be working with the federal member for..

Wingate Avenue Community Centre

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) —  I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Training and Skills in the other place, and I ask the minister to come out to the Wingate Avenue Community Centre, a local training provider and Jobs Victoria Employment Network recipient on the Ascot..

Maribyrnong Park Football Club

Mr PEARSON — Finally, it was fantastic to attend the recent Marby Lions business lunch with the federal Leader of the Opposition, the Victorian Attorney-General and Susan Alberti.

Ray Thomas

Mr PEARSON — A shout-out to local ALP identity Ray Thomas. I recently belatedly presented his 40-year membership medallion and certificate for the mighty Australian Labor Party, Victorian branch.

St Monica’s Auskick

Mr PEARSON — Last week we saw St Monica’s Auskick wrap up for another year. Every year St Monica’s Auskick keeps on getting bigger and bigger. Congratulations to Vince Leone, the members of his committee, the barbecue crew and the coaches and volunteers for all their labours and endeavours.

Essendon District Netball Association

Mr PEARSON — I am pleased to have been able to present the end-of-season medals and trophies at the Essendon District Netball Association over the past two weeks. Congratulations to Richard Randell for his tireless efforts in promoting this great game.

Buckley Street Level Crossing

Mr PEARSON — On Saturday I attended a community forum with interested constituents to brief them on the next stage of the removal of the Buckley Street level crossing. This magnificent project will transform our community and leave a legacy that we will all be proud of.

Moonee Valley Interschool Sports Carnival

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I was delighted to attend the Moonee Valley interschool sports carnival last week, where I saw my daughter Caitlin run in the 800-metre race. It was such a special day, not least for me as a proud parent, but also it was great..

African-Australian Employment with Victoria Police

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Police, and the action I seek is for a meeting to occur between Victoria Police and the local African-Australian communities that live in the state district of Essendon to discuss how African Australians can improve their..

Weed Eradication – Maribyrnong River

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and I ask: what is the latest information about weed eradication along the lower reaches of the Maribyrnong River in the state district of Essendon? It would also be remiss..

Strathaird Reserve Playground

Mr PEARSON — Recently I have been working with the Strathmore community to save the Strathaird Reserve playground. The playground has been used by the community for decades. The land is owned by VicRoads, which has spent the last three years negotiating with the City of Moonee..