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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

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