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.

Member Statement – Yackandandah Health

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.

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”.

Adjournment – Guardianship and VCAT

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.

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.

Members Statement – The Cottage

Last week I visited The Cottage, a private not-for-profit facility in Shepparton that is dedicated to providing safe, drug free accommodation to people trying to free themselves of addiction.

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?

Adjournment – Review of the Retirement Villages Act 1986

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Consumer Affairs.
It is about the ongoing delay in the Government’s response to the report of the Legal and Social Issues Committee’s Inquiry into the retirement housing sector that was tabled in March 2017.

Statement – Fire Services Reform

Today the Legislative Council has debated fire services legislation. In speaking on the Bill tonight, I have outlined the reasons why I have opposed this legislation.