Month: August, 2019
My constituency question is to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. I ask the minister what assurances she can provide that many concerned constituents of mine in Northern Victoria will not experience further power outages under the Andrews government, including during next summer.
MEMBER for Northern Victoria Tania Maxwell, PICTURED, has moved a motion in the Legislative Council to introduce restrictions for violent and sexual offenders on parole.
The Justice Party member’s motion calls on the Victorian Government to make it compulsory for violent and sexual recidivist offenders to live within a 10km radius of a Victoria Police station and in an area that is not a known mobile blackspot.
Parole and bail reforms are key priorities for Ms Maxwell, following her election on platforms geared to strengthen community safety.
Ms Maxwell said that our parole system should operate in a manner that minimises the prospect of reoffending.
“In cases of violent and sexual offenders, closer supervision and monitoring is essential to keeping our community safe,” she said.
The motion now appears on the notice paper for Government consideration, to be debated on the floor or potentially converted into a Private Members Bill at a later date.
In July I had the pleasure of visiting the Yackandandah Health facility, a community-owned, not-for-profit organisation nestled in the beautiful Yackandandah Valley in north-east Victoria. Based on the bush nursing model, the site is home to 77 residents within the residential aged-care facility.
My constituency question is to the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events. It follows another very successful staging this year of the V8 Supercars Winton SuperSprint at Winton Motor Raceway in my electorate. Having analysed Benalla Rural City Council’s economic impact assessment of the event and taken note of the widespread economic, tourism and employment benefits it again stimulated across the whole north-east region, I would like to sincerely congratulate the government on its ongoing support of this event. I would also like to ask the minister to clarify how much funding the government has allocated to future editions of this event.
I’ve moved a motion to strengthen parole conditions on violent and sexual recidivist offenders with restrictions on where they can live.
Tania Maxwell has again questioned the Victorian Government on a review of safety conditions on the Black Spur, calling for “serious practical improvements to the useability and safety and/or the development of a viable, alternative route”.
My adjournment matter is for the Attorney-General and is on specific problems in the administration of guardianship arrangements. My constituents in Northern Victoria Region are alerting me to those particular situations where a patient is ready for discharge from hospital but where it has also been decided they will need a guardian to help oversee their lifestyle, their personal decision making and/or their recovery and subsequent care. There is often a protracted wait for a guardianship application to be processed through VCAT.