Police radio system

The issue I raise is a matter for the Minister for Police, and the action I seek is that the minister visit my electorate and meet with local police to discuss the upgrade of the police radio system across regional Victoria. Police in my community..

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on 8 March. It is an opportunity to reflect on the many gains that women have made as we strive for equality — gains that have been made through hard work and protest. It also a time to reflect..

Constituency question: Woodend Bus Service

My question is for the Minister for Public Transport. One of my constituents, Mrs Betty Barned, a remarkable woman in her mid-80s, led a vigorous community campaign over two years for a weekday community bus service to ensure access to medical services, the library, the train..

Ending the Ambulance Crisis

I raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Ambulance Services. I commend the minister for the excellent work she has led in delivering the interim report Working with Paramedics to End the Ambulance Crisis, and I note the minister did this within..

Constituency question: Lifting the blanket ban on wind farms

My constituency question is directed to the Minister for Planning. As the minister knows full well, the previous government implemented an arbitrary no-go zone banning wind farms of all shapes and sizes in the Macedon Ranges. This ban paid no heed to science, no heed..

Member Statement: Rural Health Awards

Last Friday I had the pleasure of representing the Minister for Health at the 10th annual Victorian Rural Health Awards held at the magnificent Bendigo Art Gallery. It was a great pleasure to present 55 awards to men and women working as doctors, nurses, allied health professionals,..

Constituency question: Daylesford Secondary College

My question is directed to the Minister for Education. Daylesford Secondary College is one of three government secondary schools in my electorate and the only secondary college in the Shire of Hepburn. It is a fantastic school, but one that was wilfully neglected by the..

Sewerage in Blackwood

I wish to raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water. This is a matter that you, Deputy Speaker, will have a keen interest in. The town of Blackwood in my electorate is a beautiful small town waiting..

Member statement: Tribute to the Hon. Lynne Kosky

I rise to add my voice to those that have already paid tribute to the Honourable Lynne Janice Kosky, whose passing is so keenly felt by many of us in this chamber. As one of my constituents, former school principal and Daylesford Secondary College school..

Woodend Solar Farm

I raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Energy and Resources. The matter concerns the government’s commitment to supporting community-led renewable energy projects in my electorate, and I ask the minister to visit the electorate of Macedon and reaffirm her commitment to..

Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Tourism App

I wish to raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Tourism and Major Events. Tourism is playing an increasingly important role in the Victorian economy and in particular in my electorate of Macedon. It is with this in mind that I ask..