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In Parliament


Victorian Planning Authority Bill 2016 - Second reading

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I, too, rise to speak on the Victorian Planning Authority Bill 2016. In so doing it has become obvious to me and my colleague the member for Box Hill how glaringly obvious it is that this government has no holistic or whole‑of‑government approach to population policy. They ...
  Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Australia Day Awards - Members Statement

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I want to congratulate the following residents of Boroondara and Kew on receiving awards in the Australia Day honours on 26 January, and what a wonderful thing that Australia Day is still on 26 January: Dr David Kemp, who received the Companion of the Order of Australia ...
  Thursday, 9 February 2017

Queen Elizabeth II Sapphire Jubilee - Members Statement

Mr T. SMITH — In the time that I have left, I would like to place on record my congratulations to Her Majesty the Queen on her blue sapphire jubilee, an unprecedented achievement — 65 years on the throne. Once again it is profoundly disappointing that this Parliament, and indeed the ...
  Thursday, 9 February 2017

Law and Order - Grievance

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I grieve for the people of Victoria and for the crime wave that has been afflicting them for two years under this shameful government that does not care about crime, far less its causes — a government that is soft on crime, a government that is soft on the causes of ...
  Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Bourke Street Tragedy - Condolence

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I too rise to extend, on behalf of the people of Kew, support for the condolence motion as moved by the Premier. Six innocent people were mowed down in their prime, going about their business on Bourke Street on 20 January. It was a tragedy but an entirely preventable ...
  Tuesday, 7 February 2017

North Balwyn Christmas Celebrations - Members Statement

Mr T. SMITH — I congratulate the North Balwyn Village Traders Association and the North Balwyn Rotary Club for their Christmas celebrations, which were held at North Balwyn village on Saturday morning. It is a wonderful event that brings the community together to celebrate the spirit of ...
  Thursday, 8 December 2016

Yarra Boulevard, Kew - Adjournment Debate

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — (12 173) My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Police, and the action I seek from the Minister for Police is that she increase resources to Boroondara police to ensure that the spate of lawlessness that has been occurring on Yarra Boulevard can be ...
  Thursday, 8 December 2016

Head of the Yarra - Members Statement

Mr T. SMITH — I was delighted to present medals at the Head of the Yarra on 26 November.
  Thursday, 8 December 2016

Crime Forum on Yarra Boulevard, Kew - Members Statement

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I am very much looking forward to joining local police, VicRoads and the mayor of Boroondara City Council at a crime forum at VicRoads on 14 December. We will be discussing lawlessness on the Yarra Boulevard, which has seen regular tack attacks by a number of individuals ...
  Thursday, 8 December 2016

Kew Community Carols by Candlelight - Members Statement

Mr T. SMITH — I was delighted to attend the Kew carol service at Kew Baptist Church on Sunday evening. It was supported by Boroondara City Council, but because of the inclement weather it was shifted to the church. The Kew Baptist Church did a wonderful job at late notice putting on the ...
  Thursday, 8 December 2016