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In Parliament


Leader of the Opposition - Motion

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) (14:28:20) — I rise to oppose this censure motion in the strongest possible terms because we have had an assault on cabinet government and the independence of the public service, but most importantly, we have had an assault on the privacy of innocent bystanders to this mess ...
  Thursday, 6 September 2018

Greythorn Community Hub - Members Statements

Mr T. SMITH — I saw Josh Frydenberg at the opening of the Greythorn Community Hub on the weekend in my electorate, in North Balwyn. The federal government put quite a deal of money into that new facility and worked very well with the local council, Boroondara City Council, to create a ...
  Thursday, 6 September 2018

Phil De Young - Members Statement

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) (12:06:47) — I rise to congratulate Mr Phil De Young on becoming the 11th headmaster of Trinity Grammar School. I attended Mr De Young’s swearing‑in ceremony at Trinity Grammar School in Kew on Tuesday night. It was a wonderful school gathering at the chapel at their ...
  Thursday, 6 September 2018

Kew electorate crime - Members Statements

Mr T. SMITH — Finally, there has been a spate of crimes in High Street, Kew. A number of stores have been badly raided and stolen from. The crime wave under the Andrews Labor government continues apace.
  Thursday, 6 September 2018

Josh Frydenberg - Members Statements

Mr T. SMITH — I wish to congratulate the new Treasurer of Australia and federal member for Kooyong, my good friend Josh Frydenberg, on his appointment in recent weeks.
  Thursday, 6 September 2018

Battle of Amiens centenary - Members Statement

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) (09:58:57) — I rise today to recognise that yesterday was the centenary of the Battle of Amiens. The Battle of Amiens was a coordinated attack by four Canadian divisions, five Australian divisions and 10 British divisions which saw an 11‑kilometre hole punched in the German ...
  Thursday, 9 August 2018

Kew electorate bus services - Members Statement

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) (09:58:42) — I want to raise a very important issue for residents that live around Asquith Street in my electorate of Kew. The 302 and 304 bus services are constantly late. There are not enough seats on the buses; they are constantly clogged. My residents cannot board these ...
  Thursday, 26 July 2018

Australian Labor Party - Matters of Public Importance

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) (15:52:14) — I rise to support the Leader of the Opposition’s matter of public importance (MPI):That this house condemns the Andrews Labor government for its systematic rorting of taxpayers dollars, including:(1) rorting electorate office budgets for Labor’s red ...
  Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Yarra Boulevard, Kew - Members Statement 2

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) (09:45:03) — I rise to update the house with regard to the ongoing issues on Yarra Boulevard, particularly the incidence of the idiot or multiple idiots laying tacks on Yarra Boulevard, which is incredibly dangerous for cyclists. There have been a number of injuries over the ...
  Thursday, 7 June 2018

Trinity Grammar School - Members Statement

Mr T. SMITH — The recent controversy at Trinity Grammar School has been most undesirable for my electorate. I want to put on record my thanks to former headmaster Michael Davies and his family, particularly because of the hardships they have endured in recent times. I also want to pay tribute ...
  Thursday, 7 June 2018