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In Parliament

 

Members Statements - Kew Cyclist Safety

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — Recently a group of concerned cyclists took a 24‑hour ride along Yarra Boulevard to protest against the incessant and outrageous nail attacks that have been occurring along the Yarra Boulevard for some 18 months. This is very concerning not just for the local Kew community ...
  Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Point of Order - Greens disrespecting the Parliament and the Speaker

Mr T. Smith—On a point of order, Speaker, the members for Melbourne and Prahran have been engaging in a conceited pattern of behaviour by boycotting your procession into the chamber and the prayer. This exhibits a total lack of respect and almost contempt for the ancient traditions of this ...
  Thursday, 11 June 2015

Planning and Environment Amendment (Recognising Objectors) Bill 2015

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I rise to speak on the Planning and Environment Amendment (Recognising Objectors) Bill 2015. This bill is something that I am particularly familiar with, given that it seeks to codify a decision handed down by the Supreme Court in the case of Stonnington City Council v. ...
  Thursday, 11 June 2015

Adjournment Debate Speech - Victorian Institute of Sport

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Sport regarding funding of the Victorian Institute of Sport. The action I seek from the minister is that he increase funding for the athletes at the Victorian Institute of Sport to the same levels as those of their ...
  Thursday, 28 May 2015

Public Accounts and Estimates Committee: budget estimates 2015–16 (hearings alert)

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is my pleasure to rise to speak on the tabling of the initial Public Accounts and Estimates Committee report for this financial year and to pay tribute to my coalition colleagues on the committee, the members for Mornington and Gippsland South, who did an outstanding ...
  Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Kew electorate infrastructure funding

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I condemn the Labor budget for its inability to fund both Kew High School, which is a very needy high school in my electorate requiring a new science centre, and the Kew East Primary School, which is lacking significant infrastructure upgrades. It was incredibly ...
  Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Chandler Highway Bridge

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and it concerns the duplication of the Chandler Highway bridge. The action I seek from the minister is a detailed traffic management plan and indeed a project management plan for this vitally ...
  Thursday, 7 May 2015

Speech on the Appropriation Bill 2015-2016 - The Budget

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I have got a cheer squad. This is charming. I thank everyone for joining me here this afternoon as I present my thoughts and observations on the Appropriation (2015–2016) Bill 2015 for the appropriation for the government of Victoria.Mr Richardson interjected.Mr T. ...
  Thursday, 7 May 2015

Matters of Public Importance - Transport Infrastructure

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is my pleasure to speak on this matter of public importance. This is an important debate because we have some profound challenges facing our state. Melbourne is the fastest growing capital city in the nation, with its population predicted to reach about 8 million people ...
  Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Members' Statement - Doncaster Rd Speed Limits

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — The Greythorn shopping centre is a popular local shopping strip that runs along both sides of Doncaster Road in the north-east of my electorate. At present this section of Doncaster Road operates with a 60-kilometre-an-hour speed limit. I am advised by the City of ...
  Wednesday, 6 May 2015