Adjournment- Intervention orders

My matter is for the Attorney-General regarding the high number of intervention orders that continue to be sought and granted, even since some well-intentioned law and policy changes in 2010.

Constituency question- Small business support

My question is for the Minister for Small Business and it relates to businesses struggling to meet the criteria for business support.

Members Statement- Benalla Volunteers

Northeast Victoria is still recovering from the 2019-2020 bushfires which devastated many farming properties and is still having an impact on these farming community’s livelihoods.

Adjournment- Offences whilst on bail

My matter is for the Attorney-General. It relates to what I think might potentially be a gap in the State’s laws in relation to indictable offences committed by individuals while they are on bail.

Constituency question- Ambulance Community Officer training

My question is to the Minister for Ambulance Services and it relates to the recent announcement that Chiltern will now have a single paramedic with Ambulance Community Officer support.

Adjournment- Court Integrated Services Program expansion

My matter, for the Attorney-General, is about the recent commencement of an 18-month trial to expand the Court Integrated Services Program (or CISP).

Question without Notice- Alpine Health

My question is to the Minister representing the Minister for Health. Built in the 1970s and 80s, the hospital in the beautiful town of Bright is no longer fit for purpose.  There are multiple, serious problems compromising its ability to maximise its provision of services and care for patients.

Constituency Question- VESEP grants

My question is to the acting Minister for Emergency Services regarding the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program. Emergency service organisations are heavily reliant on this program to fund new equipment. 

Constituency question- Fruit fly

My constituency question is for the Minister for Agriculture regarding the highly successful Goulburn Murray Queensland Fruit Fly program.

Members Statement- Telehealth rural mental health

Recently published research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, has detailed major barriers that Australian children and their parents face when seeking help for common mental health conditions.

Speech- Decriminalisation of Public Drunkenness Bill 2020

My speech on the Public Drunkenness Bill 2020.

Adjournment - Education First Youth Foyers

Education First Youth Foyers support young people who are unable to live at home or do not have a stable residential address to still have access to education. Youth receive a safe, secure accommodation while they study, and have access to further supports and skills to build their independence.

Adjournment- MBRP non-standardisation

My matter is for the Minister for Transport Infrastructure. It’s about the Murray Basin Rail Project – a topic about which I often speak here, given its importance especially to the agriculture and transport industries in Northern Victoria.

Constituency question- FFM Vic & FRV

My constituency question is for the Minister for Emergency Services and relates to the frustration for local fire responders in my electorate because Parks Victoria and Forest Fire Management Victoria are unable to operate in an FRV area.

Members Statement - Etsy

I add my voice today to the nearly 37,000 petitioners calling for retailer ‘Etsy’ to stop facilitating the sale of child-abuse themed merchandise through its online platform.

Adjournment- Guardianship issues in hospitals

My matter is for the Attorney-General. It follows an exchange I had with the former Attorney-General, Ms Hennessy, on the subject of guardianship arrangements for hospital patients.

Constituency Question- Drug Court Mildura

My Constituency Question is for the Attorney-General regarding the need for a Drug Court in Mildura.

Notice of Motion- Regional restrictions during COVID-19

Tania Maxwell MP has moved a motion in the Parliament for the Andrews Government to cease enforcing repeated lockdowns, and instead adopt a separate and flexible approach for regional Victoria.

QWON- VLRC Stalking inquiry

My question is to the Attorney-General, Ms Symes. On 9 December last year, I was humbled to bring to Parliament the family of 23-year-old Celeste Manno following her horrific stalking-related murder the previous month at her home in Mernda.

Adjournment- Youth Justice High Risk Panel

My matter is for the Minister for Youth Justice. It relates to the Government’s Youth Justice Strategic Plan 2020-30. More specifically, it relates to some wording on page 28 of that Plan under the heading of Key Actions 2020 to 2024.