Mildura needs a dedicated drug court

I've asked the Attorney-General if work is underway to establish a drug court in Mildura

Child safety at the heart of 'Day for Daniel'

Friday, October 29 is 'Day for Daniel', honouring the memory of Daniel Morcombe and promoting child safety

Yarra Ranges still chasing storm help

Yarra Ranges communities are still looking for recovery funding following massive storm damage in June 2021

Old courts should not leave regions short-changed

I've asked in Parliament how many regional courts are marked for closure because they've been left to rot

Firefighters deserve inclusive compensation rights

The government has committed to work with me to improve opportunities and conditions for firefighting women

Reforms help students on job path

Countless studies link a good education to better life pathways, and I welcome improvements to vocational education

Hub steps up to vax verification demand

Wangaratta Digital Hub has been inundated with requests from people for help to set up vaccination verification

Excluding parliamentarians excludes our electors

Victorians' everyday choices have been removed — the right to work, go to school, go out, see their family — and some will now lose jobs

Great work, Youth and Prize participants

Girton Grammar School student Lily Ivey, from Central Victoria, won the years 10-12 category Parliament Prize this week

Is the Albury-Wodonga Regional Deal on track?

The gamechanger Albury-Wodonga Regional Deal was announced in 2019, so when will Victoria sign?
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Ensuring violent offenders leave home

‘Make him leave’ is a very important statement for family violence victims' rights, but is Victoria's $20 million changing behaviour?

Victims support assistance open to question

Derryn Hinch's Justice Party has asked the government about progress with the victims of crime financial assistance scheme

Mandatory vax order challenges local business

I asked if government support will be made available to businesses forced to close because of vaccine-hesitant staff

Regional media deserves COVID recovery support

Northern Victoria's 50-plus regional newspapers and other media deserve to be eligible for COVID hardship funding

Seymour petitions for on-call ambulance comeback

I've tabled petitions from almost 1100 citizens calling for on-call ambulance services to be restored in Seymour

COVID marshals unworkable for builders

The government's new rule for a COVID marshal at all times on every building site is simply impossible

Reverse prisoner COVID-19 sentence discounts

Pandemic-related discounts applied to prison sentences for violent or sexual offenders should be reversed

Court blacklogs don't justify sentence discounts

Courts could implement rapid testing and resume jury trials instead of relieving backlogs with sentence breaks

Event recovery taskforce essential

I've asked the Small Business Minister to establish a strategic taskforce to speed post-lockdown event sector recovery

Supporting counsellors in schools

I welcome more mental health support in schools, where early intervention is critical to achieving better outcomes for kids