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PARLIAMENT

Motion: Maroondah Hospital name change

Dr RATNAM (Northern Metropolitan) (17:10): I move: That this house: (1) notes that Maroondah Hospital is named using the Woiwurrung language and is one of very few public places in Victoria using First Nations language for naming conventions; (2) further notes that ‘Maroondah’ means ‘throwing’ and ‘Maroon’ means ‘leaves’; (3)...

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Petition: Ending logging

The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council that the Government should immediately cease all levels of logging of native and public forests. There are reports and findings which support a stop to logging. Our forests store massive amounts of...

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Members statement: First Nations Justice

As we end this term of Parliament, while acknowledging the work we have done, we must acknowledge our unfinished work. Last week another First Nations person died in custody in Victoria. That is the second Aboriginal person to die within just the last few weeks, on top of the 500...

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Petition: Train Horn Noise

The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council that the noise from train horns is causing harm to neighbours of railways. Residents and workers near railways are subjected to frequent horn blasts hundreds of times a week and almost always...

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Petition: Animal welfare

The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council that regulations under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 permits a person in charge of an animal, such as a dog, to tether the animal to an inanimate object. Tethering...

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Casino Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Implementation and Other Matters) Bill 2022

I am pleased to rise to speak to the Casino Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Implementation and Other Matters) Bill 2022. Given all of the pieces of legislation that this government has prioritised in the last few weeks of this term, from jailing peaceful protesters to creating new criminal offences, it...

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Constituency question: Thornbury Primary School

My question is to the Minister for Education in relation to Thornbury Primary School. I recently had the pleasure of visiting the school and was impressed with the school’s inclusive and welcoming ethos and its commitment to continuing to promote First Nations culture and language. It is a wonderful school...

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Adjournment: Accessible public transport

My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Public Transport, and my ask is that he expedites the accessibility upgrades to Melbourne’s tram network. I recently met with Martin from the Disability Resources Centre, who has been tirelessly advocating for accessibility upgrades for over two decades. We attempted to...

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Adjournment: Suburban Rail Loop

My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Transport Infrastructure, and my ask is that she commissions a comprehensive investigation into alternative sites for the Suburban Rail Loop stabling yard. Like the local council and community, I was disappointed to see earlier this month that the minister for environment...

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Anti-corruption and Higher Parliamentary Standards (Strengthening Integrity) Bill 2022

I move: That the bill be now read a second time. For too long Victorians have been asked to accept poor standards of behaviour from the people elected to serve them and who they look to for leadership. And we know this has dire consequences as people lose faith and...

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