To use this site properly, please turn on cookies, Here's How!

In Parliament

 

Members Statement - Max Jelbart

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I join with my friend the member for Gippsland South to mourn the passing of Max Jelbart, OAM, who was a pillar of the dairy industry. He was the father of my best friend, George Jelbart, and he was a pillar of the Scotch College community. He was a member of the Murray ...
  Thursday, 9 June 2016

Members Statement - Israel Terrorist Attack

Mr T. SMITH — I also wish to express my sincere condolences to the families of the three Israelis who were gunned down by Palestinian terrorists last night in Tel Aviv outside the Max Brenner cafe. The boycott, divestment and sanctions supporters in this country would do well to remember when ...
  Thursday, 9 June 2016

Members Statement - Servants Community Housing

Mr T. SMITH — In the time I have remaining I would also like to congratulate my friend the federal member for Kooyong, Josh Frydenberg, on attracting $300 000 worth of funding for Servants Community Housing in Kew for a new women's facility that will house 10 women. Hopefully that will add to ...
  Thursday, 9 June 2016

Adjournment- Kew East Primary School

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Education. The action I seek is that the minister meet with the principal of Kew East Primary School, Helen Fotheringham, to look at $5.3 million worth of upgrades to that important primary school in my ...
  Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Public Accounts and Estimates Committee: budget estimates 2015-16: Population Policy

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I rise to speak on the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee report into the 2015–16 budget estimates, particularly evidence given by the Treasurer, the Minister for Roads and Road Safety and the Minister for Public Transport.Recently I was invited by the Leader of ...
  Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Members Statements- Standing Orders

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is my pleasure to rise this afternoon with a grizzle about the standing orders of this place. It is inconceivable in this day and age that members of Parliament on either side of the house cannot put videos of their speeches on their Facebook pages. I recently was ...
  Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Members Statements - Queen Elizabeth II

Mr T. SMITH — With the little time that I have left available to me, I would like to draw the house's attention to the fact that next week is the 90th birthday of our sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II, and I would like to know what this house will be doing to celebrate such a milestone. We seem ...
  Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Public Accounts and Estimates Committee: budget estimates 2015-16 (Safe Schools Coalition)

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I rise to speak on the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee inquiry into the 2015–16 budget estimates, particularly the evidence given by the Minister for Education on 12 May 2015. Specifically I too wish to raise the issue of the Safe Schools Coalition program ...
  Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Members Statements - Sarah Tait

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is with a heavy heart that I rise today to mourn the loss of Sarah Tait, a 33-year-old Olympic silver medallist and mother of two who passed away on 3 March, just last week. Sarah was a good friend of mine, as is her husband and as is her cousin David Crawshay. Sarah ...
  Thursday, 10 March 2016

Statements on Reports - Safe Schools Coalition

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I too rise to speak on the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee budget estimates 2015-16 hearings, particularly the evidence by the Minister for Education, and indeed, his response on notice to the question by Dr Carling-Jenkins from the other place regarding the Safe ...
  Wednesday, 9 March 2016