3 Minute Constituency Statement – Centenary of Red Cross

This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Red Cross serving our Australian community. The Red Cross have earned an impeccable reputation in carrying out humanitarian work in times of conflict and disaster and for their world-leading blood donor service. Just as important is their everyday work in communities helping the most vulnerable people who…

90 Second Statement – Jones Park

Last Saturday, 30 August, I had the honour and the privilege of opening the redeveloped Jones Park. The redevelopment was achieved through a $3.5 million federal government grant and that was out of a total of $3.95 million for the total project. The funding enabled the construction of new fields, lighting, spectators’ stands, a new…

Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014

I welcome the opportunity to speak on this bill. Unlike the previous speaker, the member for Lalor, I will not be speaking about hypotheticals. The Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 certainly covers a number of issues, including addressing the current imbalance in union workplace access rules, right of entry and Greenfields agreements. However, I want…

Opening of the Napranum War Memorial

[Acknowledgements to Traditional Owners, and all organisations/individuals involved in this project]I’m very pleased to be here, it’s clear to see that this project has really brought the community together. Looking at the beautiful memorial here today, there’s no doubt that it will be a place for reflection and contemplation. Mayor Mene has already mentioned those…

3 minute Constituency Statement – Local Arts & Amanda Feher

I rise today to very strongly support a local artist in my region, Amanda Feher. Those who know me in this place know that I have a passion for the arts and supporting local artists. Anyone who has visited my office would be well aware that the walls are lined with pieces showcasing my region-a…