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Road Network

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) —  My adjournment matter is directed to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and the action I seek is for the minister and VicRoads to meet with the City of Moonee Valley, the Flemington Association and Save Moonee Ponds to discuss how..

Bicycle Access – Racecourse Road

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) —  My constituency question is directed to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and I ask: what is the latest information about improving bicycle access in Flemington, particularly along Racecourse Road, Flemington?

Penalty Rates

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I rise to grieve about the Fair Work Commission’s decision to slash penalty rates, in so doing aiding and abetting the ideological agenda of the Turnbull government. What we saw with the decision by the Fair Work Commission was nothing more than..

Essendon Primary School Fete

Mr PEARSON — I was honoured to recently attend the Essendon Primary School fete. What a fantastic school community. I was delighted to inspect the new building, which is being delivered under the Education State agenda. Special thanks to school council president Ava Adams and principal..

Cultural Diversity Week

Mr PEARSON — I was honoured to attend Flemington police station as part of Cultural Diversity Week, which was attended by the Chief Commissioner of Police, Graham Ashton, and a number of senior representatives from Victoria Police and the local communities, many of whom were of..

International Women’s Day

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — As part of International Women’s Day I was delighted to host a fundraiser at my home with my wife and kids. Our special guest of honour was Cathy Connop from Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre, who spoke about the great work that..

Drought in Somalia

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) —  I direct my adjournment question to the Minister for Water, and the action I seek is for the minister to investigate what actions can be undertaken to help alleviate the impacts of drought in Somalia. Many Somali-Australians live in the state district..

Improving Energy Literacy

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 available on what the Andrews Labor government is doing to improve energy literacy amongst senior Victorians and culturally and linguistically..

City of Moonee Valley Buckley Street Proposal

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) —  I direct my adjournment to the Minister for Public Transport, and the action I seek is for the minister to provide the Level Crossing Removal Authority’s preliminary analysis of the City of Moonee Valley’s proposal to remove the Buckley Street level crossing…

Caroline Chisholm Society

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — Congratulations on your election, Deputy Speaker. I was delighted to recently join the Deputy Premier and the members for Niddrie and Pascoe Vale at the opening of the Caroline Chisholm Society community centre on Mount Alexander Road, Essendon. This purpose-built facility will provide a..

Racecourse Road, Flemington – Pedestrian Lights

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) —  I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. The action I seek is for a meeting to occur between me, residents and VicRoads to discuss the light sequence outside the Woolworths Newmarket Plaza shopping centre in Racecourse Road, Flemington…

Living Rivers Program

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) —  I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Water, and I ask: what is the latest information on the success of the Living Rivers program that is cleaning up the mighty Maribyrnong River?

Somali Community

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I rise today to condemn the actions of the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, and I do so in my capacity as the member for Essendon and the co-chair of the parliamentary friendship group for the United States of America…

Early Childhood Health and Development

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) —  I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Health, and I ask what action is the government taking to support increased research into genetic and other factors that affect early childhood health and development?

Increasing Breast Screening in Essendon

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) —  I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Health, and I ask: what is the latest information about what the government is doing to support women to participate in breast screening in the Essendon area and more broadly? Recently I was very lucky..

Bourke Street Tragedy

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) — I rise to speak in support of the Premier’s motion, and I do so on behalf of the people of the state district of Essendon. I remember my initial thought when I heard of this terrible event unfolding. My thought was, ‘I wonder if..

CityLink-Tullamarine Freeway Widening

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) —  I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. As many members would know, the widening of the Tullamarine Freeway is currently occurring. Can the minister inform the house what action the government is taking to communicate the impending closure..

Ascot Vale Primary School Sensory Garden

Mr PEARSON (Essendon) —  I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Education, and I ask: what is the latest information about the application by Ascot Vale Primary School for funding from the Inclusive Schools Fund for a sensory garden to benefit children with special needs?