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Andrews Labor Government announces a devious and bizarre recommendation to grant the Eastern Freeway heritage protection

The Andrews Labor Government is so embarrassed by its ridiculous recommendation to heritage list the Eastern Freeway that it announced it by dropping a classified advertisement on page 37 of today’s The Age newspaper, ironically next to the death notices. This Labor Government couldn’t ...
  Monday, 16 December 2019

Local Government Bill 2019 - Second Reading

T SMITH (Kew) (10:11:04): I rise to speak on the Local Government Bill 2019. This is a significant piece of legislation. I have received some last-minute amendments from the government that I have not seen. I will obviously process them after my contribution. I understand from the minister that ...
  Thursday, 28 November 2019

Merry Christmas - Members Statement

T SMITH: In the 20 seconds I have left, I want to take the opportunity to wish everyone in this house a very merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous new year and to thank all the parliamentary staff, the clerks and everyone else around this place who make it run relatively smoothly, to wish you, ...
  Thursday, 28 November 2019

Boroondara Tennis Centre - Members Statement

T SMITH (Kew) (09:54:44): The Boroondara Tennis Centre is an integral part of our local community in Boroondara but also in Manningham and other local areas. It is very, very concerned about its future with the incoming North East Link, which this side of the house does support but it is very ...
  Thursday, 28 November 2019

Government Business - Business of the House

T SMITH (Kew) (13:16:43): I rise, in accordance with the remarks made by the Manager of Opposition Business, to oppose the government business program. I oppose the government business program for a number of reasons, but particularly because the Local Government Bill 2019 that had been mooted for ...
  Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Second Reading - Workplace Safety Legislation Amendment (Workplace Manslaughter And Other Matters) Bill 2019

T Smith - At the outset of my contribution I want to say that we on this side of the house are deeply, deeply concerned about safety in the workplace and that we support a very rigorous and strong occupational health and safety regime in Victoria. Twenty-three workers died in their place of work in ...
  Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Remembrance Day - Members statement

T Smith: Given that yesterday was Remembrance Day, I think it is important that we reflect on the enormous contribution that the Jewish community has made to our country and in particular the extraordinary leadership of Sir John Monash in leading the Australian Corps on the Western Front—the ...
  Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Anti-semitism - Members Statement

T Smith - I had not planned on speaking about this issue today but my friend the member for Caulfield has raised a very important issue with regard to anti-Semitism at Hawthorn West Primary School. Hawthorn West Primary School is right near my electorate of Kew, and I know that the federal member ...
  Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Program - Business of the House

I too rise to oppose the government business program for this sitting week, and the reason that I oppose the government’s program for this sitting week is that the bill that was meant to be debated tomorrow, the Building and Environment Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2019, has ...
  Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Adjournment - Yarra Junior Football League

Mr T SMITH (Kew) (17:30:09): My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. The action I seek from the minister for the environment is to relocate the Yarra Junior Football League home ground and headquarters to the seed farm site at 165 ...
  Thursday, 31 October 2019