Constituency Question – Benalla Police Station

My constituency question is to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, and I ask if she could indicate whether and when the government will fund a rebuild of the Benalla Police Station. I ask because the station, built in 1956, is now in near complete disrepair.

Question without Notice – Swan Hill Hospital

My question is to the Minister for Health, Minister Mikakos. Will the minister advise this house of the criteria on which the government prioritises hospital upgrades? As part of the answer, could she clarify what level of due diligence the government typically performs in making its funding decisions on hospital upgrades and whether it is compulsory each time for a specific documentation to be prepared, such as a master plan, business case or any other kind of cost-benefit analysis?

Constituency Question – Energy supply and prices

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.

Constituency Question-Winton Raceway Funding

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.

Question without Notice – Black Spur

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”.

Constituency Question – Murrindindi Health

My constituency question is to the Minister for Mental Health. The residents of Murrindindi Shire, in my electorate, had received two exemptions from the Minister up to 30 June 2019 in relation to the provision of publicly-funded mental health services.

Constituency Question – Mandatory Sentencing

My constituency question is to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services and follows weekend coverage in the Herald Sun of yet another attack on emergency workers in Northern Victoria, this time in Shepparton. I ask the Minister from what date did or will the government’s legislation from last year to mandate minimum sentences for assaults on emergency workers start being reflected in court decisions in Northern Victoria?

Question Without Notice – Black Spur

My question is to the Minister for Road Safety and the TAC, Minister Pulford. It follows another spate of accidents on the Black Spur Road in Murrindindi and the decision last week that VicRoads meet to ‘investigate potential safety improvements’ there.

Constituency Question – Catalyst Consortium

My constituency question is to the Minister for Corrections.  It follows queries to me from a number of constituents in Northern Victoria about the Catalyst Consortium.

Question Without Notice – Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Teletrials

Why is a city and surrounding region whose residents are around nine times more likely to die of cancer than the national average, who are geographically isolated and further away from Melbourne than the people of any other major population centre in Victoria and who therefore spend well over $1 million annually travelling for cancer treatment not a quintessential example of an area that should be included in these teletrials?