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In Parliament


Second Reading - Heritage Bill 2016 II

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — In the time that I have left on this important piece of legislation, I was speaking last night about Forres, which was a property in Edward Street in Kew, a Federation‑era home that I wrote a submission about to Heritage Victoria to try and protect. Unfortunately it was ...
  Thursday, 24 November 2016

Members Statement - Government Performance

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — Kew is a less safe place now than it was two years ago under the Labor government.An honourable member interjected.Mr T. SMITH — The Labor Party can joke about this all they like, but there are 16 fewer police in Boroondara now and crime has risen by 23.5 per cent. ...
  Thursday, 24 November 2016

Boroondara City Council - New Councillors

Mr T. SMITH — On local matters, I congratulate the mayor, Cr Phillip Healey, and new councillors Felicity Sinfield, Cynthia Watson and Garry Thompson, who have all been successfully elected to the Boroondara council.
  Thursday, 24 November 2016

Grievance Debate - Government Performance

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I grieve from the bottom of my heart for the state of the modern Labor Party. They are so debased, so obsessed with identity politics and so obsessed with this cultural relativism that their duty to all Victorians has been forgotten because they are governing for a ...
  Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Second Reading - Heritage Bill 2016 I

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I rise to speak on the Heritage Bill 2016. It is with great pleasure that I do so, because a predecessor as member for Kew, Rupert Hamer, probably did more than any Premier in recent times to protect our cultural and architectural heritage in this city and indeed in our ...
  Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Second Reading - Energy Legislation Amendment (Feed-in Tariffs and Improving Safety and Markets) Bill 2016

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is my pleasure to rise to oppose the Energy Legislation Amendment (Feed‑in Tariffs and Improving Safety and Markets) Bill 2016. We should just call this bill what it is: the Save Dick Wynne Bill. That is what it is. Poor old Dick, sitting there in Richmond with the ...
  Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Tacks on The Boulevard, Kew

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — (11 994) My question is to the Minister for Police. What is the Minister for Police doing to combat the crime scourge that is currently affecting Kew, particularly the tacker on the Yarra Boulevard who is laying nails and tacks on Yarra Boulevard and has been doing so for ...
  Thursday, 10 November 2016

US Presidential Election

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I am so sick of the left failing to accept the democratic will of the people. I think we had the member for Carrum over there complaining about the US election result. I congratulate Mr Trump. One of the oldest continuous democracies has elected Mr Trump. We should accept ...
  Thursday, 10 November 2016

Police Numbers

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — (12 002) My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Police, and the action I seek from the minister is to immediately replace the 16 police officers that have disappeared from Boroondara police station from 2014 until now. That is the short‑term commitment ...
  Thursday, 10 November 2016

Belle Vue Primary School

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — (11 929) My adjournment matter this evening is to the Minister for Education. The action I seek is that the minister urgently provide capital funding for Belle Vue Primary School and meet with the principal, Cathy Caminiti.I recently met with the principal and members of ...
  Thursday, 27 October 2016