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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

Central Pier - Questions Without Notice and Ministers Statements

T Smith (11:28:40): My question is to the Minister for Planning. Development Victoria (DV) had a report more than two years ago advising Central Pier required full or partial replacement. Given that Central Pier has now been evacuated because it is a danger to life, why has the government done ...
  Thursday, 29 August 2019

Kew High School - Members Statement

T Smith - The Kew High School’s zone has been recently changed: 500 homes that were once zoned to Kew High are now zoned to Collingwood College. That means that families and parents are forced into a more difficult commute to Collingwood College that would not have been the case had they been ...
  Thursday, 29 August 2019

Bus Routes 302 and 304 - Members Statements

T Smith (10:01:08): Once again I would like to bring this house and the Andrews Labor government’s attention to the 302 and 304 bus routes in my electorate, which start in the electorate of Box Hill and traverse through the electorate of Kew, down the Eastern Freeway and into the city. Once ...
  Thursday, 29 August 2019

Building Cladding - Questions Without Notice and Ministers Statements

T Smith (12:33:47): My question is again to the Minister for Planning. When was the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) first advised that the property in McDonald Street, Mordialloc, which was evacuated over the weekend because of dangerous combustible cladding and mould, was too dangerous to live ...
  Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Eastern Freeway - Questions Without Notice and Ministers Statements

T Smith (12:18:48): My question is to the Minister for Planning. The government is seeking heritage protection for the Eastern Freeway. Exactly what are the heritage characteristics of this congested multilane freeway the government wants to protect?T Smith (12:22:21): Will the government, after ...
  Tuesday, 27 August 2019