My matter is for the Minister for Youth Justice, following the new youth justice sentencing proposals advanced this week by the Sentencing Advisory Council. We need to establish more measures and supports that deter children from offending.
My question is to the Minister for Regional Development, Ms Symes. Minister: could you indicate whether any current or past project administered under the auspices of the Regional Development portfolio (or indeed any other project of which you are aware, for that matter, in regional Victoria) has been fully or part-funded as a result of the Government’s Belt and Road agreement with China? And, if so, which ones?
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I am a lover of horses and have ridden them all my life. I understand the connection that people have with these majestic animals. I believe humane culling should only be done after all other forms of Brumby number management practices in our Alpine region has been fully exhausted.
Indigo Shire needs reclassification as a directly impacted area following the bushfires in order for the many urgently-in need businesses to access the federal government's recovery small business grant program.
My motion to refer an inquiry into the justice system has passed the Parliament, and the Legal and Social issues Committee will now undertake the broadest inquiry into the justice system for nearly 30 years.
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I questioned the Attorney-General, following the Government's alterations to bail reporting conditions as a result of COVID-19, with the lifting or easing of previous bail conditions of more than 3000 people.
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I would like to send my sincere condolences to the families of the four serving Victoria Police members who tragically lost their lives in the horrific accident on the Eastern Freeway. To all members of Victoria Police, I thank you for your courage, strength and determination to do your job each, and every, day. You are extremely valuable members of our society who protect us each and every day as you selflessly attend your job to keep us safe.
During the current pandemic, there has been an overwhelming focus on whether schools should physically remain open or not.
I am therefore concerned that a number of important, underlying problems in education policy are potentially being overlooked.
One of those is the need to mitigate the substantially elevated risk of student disengagement in these changed circumstances for teaching and learning.
My constituency question is for the Attorney-General.
It follows numerous concerns raised with me by constituents in Beechworth about the whereabouts of a recently-released sex offender. I ask the Attorney-General to clarify under what circumstances or conditions someone previously convicted of sexually assaulting 16 young boys would be free to live within close proximity of a school, to change their name and to work where children are present?
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Play is fundamental to the development of children and there is widespread evidence that play is an effective change agent. Sensory play equipment is known to be very successful in supporting children with special needs, including development of problem-solving skills and self-confidence for children who are on the spectrum, ODD, ASD and with other needs.
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My question is to the Minister for Emergency Services. Whilst obviously pleased the Government is providing various forms of assistance for those most affected by the State’s terrible recent bushfires (including in my electorate), I am also disturbed that some of the grants following previous bushfires have still not been correctly delivered.
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My adjournment matter for the Minister for Corrections relates to the impact of drug use and the disconnects between our justice and health systems in terms or resourcing for drug rehabilitation programs.
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I ask the Treasurer if he could supply, for each year from 2014-15 inclusive, the total dollar amounts collected from the Fire Services Levy from all of the councils in my electorate – and, for those same years, how much (in total dollar amounts) they have received from the State Government specifically to upgrade bushfire-related infrastructure.
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My question is to the Minister for Ambulance Services and relates to an case in Myrtleford of yet another slow ambulance response time. I ask the Minister what actions are being undertaken to improve ambulance resourcing and response times in regional areas.
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I rise this evening to speak on the Road Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019. On an ongoing basis Mr Grimley and I, and of course Derryn Hinch before us, have worked with many stakeholders and other interested parties on the possibility of these kinds of changes to existing laws.
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This Sunday 8th March marks a day to pay homage to women as we acknowledge International Women’s day.
A dedicated day when women have the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of other women whom they respect; are influenced by; have friendships with; or to simply reflect on their own achievements throughout the year.
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