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In Parliament


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

Yarra Boulevard, Kew - Adjournment Debate

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — (12 309) My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Police, and the action I seek from the minister is for her to meet with George Mihailides, who is the leader of the cycling action group which was complaining about the tack attacks on Yarra Boulevard at ...
  Thursday, 23 February 2017

St Paul's Special School 60th Anniversary lunch and mass - Members Statement

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — On 12 February I attended the 60th anniversary lunch and mass for St Paul’s Special School in my electorate of Kew. This really important local institution has been providing specialist education for almost 60 years to children aged five to 18 with severe ...
  Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Prime Minister of Israel Visit - Members Statement

Mr T. SMITH — In the time I have got left I welcome the Prime Minister of Israel to Australia, and I hope he has a wonderful visit.
  Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Members of Parliament residences - Members Statements

Mr T. SMITH — On a sadder note, it would be nice if members of the Labor Party actually lived in their electorates. It is not that hard — just move there. The poor old Treasurer is copping a belting at the moment — and quite rightly so, because he is trying to stick a jail in an ...
  Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Criminal Justice System - Members Statement

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is my pleasure to rise to speak on the matter of public importance, as moved by the member for Hawthorn. Frankly, what planet is the Minister for Police living on? Fair dinkum! Fifty‑two per cent of Victorians feel less safe than they did two years ago. Where do you ...
  Wednesday, 22 February 2017