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Education Values Statement: Improved education standards. Better education outcomes. More opportunities for our kids.

Education is the key to hope and opportunity.If we are going to give our children the best opportunities in life, then it starts with a good education.The Liberal Nationals believe that means taking the politics out of our schools, getting back to the basics of a good education in a safe ...
  Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Harold Holt - Members Statements

Wednesday 13 December 2017 AssemblyHarold HoltMr T. SMITH (Kew) (09:59:46) — The 17th of December is the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Right Honourable Harold Holt, the 17th Prime Minister of Australia. Harold Holt was a great Victorian. He was the member for Fawkner in the federal ...
  Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Government Performance - Matters of Public Importance

Wednesday 13 December 2017 Assembly Government performance The DEPUTY SPEAKER — Order! I have accepted a statement from the member for Kew proposing the following matter of public importance for discussion:That this house expresses concern on behalf of all Victorians at the number of ...
  Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Cr Jim Parke - Members Statements

Thursday, 16 November 2017 Assembly 1Mr T. SMITH (Kew) (10:05:05) — I rise this morning to congratulate Jim Parke on his re‑election as the mayor of Boroondara. Mr Parke was previously a mayor of Boroondara, and he was elected last week in a special ceremony at the Camberwell town ...
  Thursday, 16 November 2017

East-west Link - Members Statements

Thursday, 16 November 2017 Assembly 1Mr T. SMITH — In the time that I have remaining, I wish to condemn the Andrews Labor government again for the decision to tear up the east–west link contract and spend $1.2 billion of taxpayers money not to build the most important ...
  Thursday, 16 November 2017

North-east Link - Members Statements

Thursday, 16 November 2017 Assembly 1Mr T. SMITH — It pleases me that the Minister for Roads and Road Safety is in the chamber to hear this statement, because my residents are extremely concerned about the lack of consultation that is going on about the proposed north‑east link, ...
  Thursday, 16 November 2017

Battle of Beersheba commemoration - Members Statement

Battle of Beersheba commemorationMr T. SMITH (Kew) (13:35:45) — I rise to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba, and I recognise in the gallery this afternoon the head of the Zionism Federation of Australia, Dr Danny Lamm. The Australian‑led victory at Beersheba on this ...
  Tuesday, 31 October 2017

PAEC Budget Estimates 2016-17 - Statements on reports

Public Accounts and Estimates Committee: budget estimates 2016–17Mr T. SMITH (Kew) (10:29:24) — I rise to speak on the report on the 2016–17 budget estimates, particularly on the government’s election promises and, in this case, the broken promise of ‘No more asbestos ...
  Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 - Second reading

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 - Second readingMr T. SMITH (Kew) (22:05:10) — It is a difficult thing we are doing this evening in debating the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017. I know that there are very heartfelt views on both sides of the chamber, and indeed within parliamentary ...
  Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Political Donations - Matters of Public Importance

Political donations Matters of Public Importance 20 September 2017Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is my pleasure to follow the ill‑informed and indeed misled member for Mordialloc on this important matter of public importance as submitted by the member for Keysborough. I remind the member for ...
  Wednesday, 20 September 2017