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In Parliament

 

Vale Paul Fitzgerald AM - Members Statement

Mr T. SMITH — Paul Fitzgerald, AM, was Australia’s most pre‑eminent portrait artist for many decades. He painted Her Majesty the Queen on no less than three occasions, numerous prime ministers, including Sir Robert Menzies, and Sir Henry Bolte when he was Premier of Victoria. Paul was ...
  Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Vale Claude Ullin AM - Members Statement

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I rise to mourn the loss of two dear friends of mine who passed away recently, the first being Claude Ullin, AM. Claude was a councillor at the cities of Malvern and Stonnington for many years. Claude was first elected as the mayor of Malvern in 1987 and served as the ...
  Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Energy Policy - Matters of Public Importance

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is my pleasure to join this matter of public importance as moved by the member for Caulfield. It is apt that I follow the member for Eltham, who made some extraordinary claims in her less than, shall we say, accurate oration of some note this afternoon. I remind the ...
  Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Kew's Walmer Street Bridge - Adjournment

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — (13 026) My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. The action I seek is that the minister fund an upgrade of the Walmer Street bridge, which crosses the Yarra River between the City of Yarra and City of Boroondara in Kew. The Walmer ...
  Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Vale Hon. Fiona Richardson - Condolence

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is an honour to join this condolence motion to farewell my dear friend Fiona Richardson in the presence of her husband, Stephen Newnham, my good friend. The last day I saw Fiona was 30 May. It was at a Public Accounts and Estimates Committee hearing. Fiona was clearly ...
  Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Member for Tarneit - Member Statement

Mr T. SMITH — We cannot see yet if the member Tarneit is going to turn up today. He probably should not. He ought to hang his head in shame. He ought to resign.Honourable members interjecting.Mr T. SMITH — I am glad the Premier is here. The Premier should boot the member for Tarneit out ...
  Thursday, 22 June 2017

Vicky the Truck - Members Statement

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — Honourable members will be aware of the presence yesterday of Vicky the propaganda truck that was parked outside the Parliament. This ridiculous semitrailer, $1 million worth of semitrailer paid for by the taxpayers of Victoria — —Honourable members ...
  Thursday, 22 June 2017

Brighton Incident - Members Statement

Brighton incidentMr T. SMITH — The ugly spectre of terrorism appeared again thisweek, this time in Brighton where Yacqub Khayre murdered Kai Hao, a Chinese‑Australianwho was simply doing his job as an attendant at an apartment block. I paytribute to the special operations group who rushed to ...
  Thursday, 8 June 2017

Kirsty Boden and Sara Zelenak - Members Statement

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is my sad duty to mourn the loss of two fineyoung Australians who were murdered on London Bridge in London by terrorists.Kirsty Boden was a nurse from South Australia and Sara Zelenak was a nanny fromQueensland. They were two young women, roughly my age, who went to ...
  Thursday, 8 June 2017

Budget Reply speech

APPROPRIATION (2017–2018) BILL 2017 Second reading Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is my pleasure to speak on the budget thisyear. I was not given the opportunity to speak on it last year because of thebizarre and haphazard way the Labor Party, and particularly the Leader of theHouse, runs this ...
  Thursday, 11 May 2017