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Education Legislation Amendment (Victorian Institute of Teaching, TAFE and Other Matters) Bill 2018 - Second Reading

Second readingMr T. SMITH (Kew) (16:40:15) — I too rise for my contribution on the Education Legislation Amendment (Victorian Institute of Teaching, TAFE and Other Matters) Bill 2018. I want to put on record my position, which is to not oppose this bill. I think there are certain aspects of ...
  Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Budget Papers - 2018-19

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) (16:21:49) — I rise to make my contribution on the 2018–19 budget take‑note motion. I want to begin with a portfolio overview, and then I will talk more specifically about my electorate of Kew. There was not one new dollar in this budget for Catholic and independent ...
  Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Electorate office budgets - Matters of Public Importance

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) (14:02:59) — It is my pleasure to rise this afternoon and speak on the matter of public importance in my name. This is the greatest rort in Victorian political history. It is an outrage that $400 000 was stolen from the Victorian taxpayer to assist the Australian Labor Party ...
  Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Anzac Day - Members Statements

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) (09:57:12) — I rise some two weeks after Anzac Day to pay tribute to my local community on the way that they recognised and reflected on Anzac Day. Kew RSL put on a wonderful parade on the Sunday before Anzac Day that was attended by hundreds of schoolchildren and members of ...
  Thursday, 10 May 2018

TAFE Funding - Matters of Public Importance

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) (14:43:10) — I rise to speak on the matter of public importance that was moved by the member for Monbulk, and I follow the contribution by the member for Eltham. It was a typically ranting, ill‑informed, poorly set out contribution without any form or construct of what she ...
  Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Yarra Boulevard, Kew - Members Statement

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) (09:50:27) — Before Christmas there was a community forum held at VicRoads in Kew to discuss the ongoing lawlessness around the Yarra Boulevard. VicRoads made certain undertakings that there would be a subsequent forum early in 2018. Unfortunately no such forum has been ...
  Thursday, 8 March 2018

Business of the House - Program

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) (13:23:30) — I rise to oppose the government business program and to support my colleagues the members for South Barwon and Ripon in their opposition to the Andrews Labor government’s business program for the week beginning Tuesday, 6 March. The irony of the Leader of ...
  Tuesday, 6 March 2018

School Capital Works - Matters of Public Importance.

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) (14:19:30) — Well, what a pathetic display from a minister who was in government during the Bracks and Brumby period and indeed is now the Deputy Premier and the Minister for Education. He was referring to decisions made during the Kennett era, 25 years ago. He ought to be ...
  Wednesday, 21 February 2018

North Balwyn Bowls Club - Members Statement

Mr T. SMITH — In the time that I have left, can I congratulate the North Balwyn Bowls Club on their 70th anniversary. They had a wonderful function on Sunday. There were 160 people present. It is a great community club, and the work that they do with senior citizens in particular at that ...
  Thursday, 8 February 2018

Australia Day Award - Members Statement

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) (09:47:25) — I rise to congratulate the following constituents of mine who received orders of Australia on Australia Day: Emeritus Professor David Ames for an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for services to dementia and psychiatry; Mr Jeffrey Whittle for an AO for ...
  Thursday, 8 February 2018