Parliament

VALE EVAN WALKER

Richard Wynne pays tribute in Parliament to the Honourable Evan Walker, Minister for Planning and Environment in the Cain Labor Government.

RENOVATION OF FLINDERS STREET STATION

Minister for Planning Richard Wynne tells Parliament about the Andrews Government's $100 million project to refurbish Flinders Street Station.

APPROPRIATION (2014-2015) BILL 2014

It is a good opportunity to rise and make a contribution on the Appropriation (2014-2015) Bill 2014. I will make only two passing comments on the contribution of the previous speaker. One is that the pray-for-rain policy of The Nationals is always a sound public..

CRIMES AMENDMENT (PROTECTION OF CHILDREN) BILL 2014

I rise to make a contribution to the debate on the Crimes Amendment (Protection of Children) Bill 2014. In doing so I acknowledge the pain of the member for Burwood, who made a very impassioned contribution, for which I thank him. It was a contribution..

STATE TAXATION LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 2014

I rise to make a contribution to the debate on the State Taxation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014. I am going to concentrate on one particular aspect of the bill, and that is the congestion levy and its expansion into a broader geographic scope, which certainly..

SALE OF LAND AMENDMENT BILL 2014

I rise to make a contribution to the debate on the Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2014. As my colleague the member for Williamstown indicated, we on this side of the chamber do not oppose this bill. There are some important reforms in the bill,..

MENTAL HEALTH BILL 2014

I rise to make a brief contribution on the amendments to the Mental Health Bill 2014. In doing so, I commend the tenor of the way that these amendments have been debated in the house, and the way in which the bill has been addressed..

Victoria Street Gateway

I commend the new Victoria Street Gateway. I urge members to come down to see this wonderful addition to Richmond and to enjoy the cultural delights of the precinct. Award winning company Gregory Burgess Architects designed the gateway. The firm has designed a beautiful entrance..

SUMMARY OFFENCES AND SENTENCING AMENDMENT BILL 2013

I rise to make a contribution to the Summary Offences and Sentencing Amendment Bill 2013 following the superb contributions by the shadow Attorney-General and the Deputy Leader of the Opposition. In doing so I reiterate the fundamental position of the Australian Labor Party that not..