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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

Canterbury Girls Secondary School

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — (11 804) My adjournment matter this evening is directed to the Minister for Education, and the action I seek is that the minister investigate the lack of capital expenditure funding at Canterbury Girls Secondary College in my electorate and meet the school council head, Dr ...
  Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2016

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I rise to make my contribution on the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2016. The purpose of this bill is to enable citizens to self‑select their own gender. To me, this bill really does say some very profound things about the left most broadly in ...
  Thursday, 15 September 2016

Public Transport Accessibility

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — (11 656) My adjournment matter this evening is directed to the Minister for Public Transport. The action I seek is that the minister explore options around providing tram access for disabled and elderly commuters in the Kew and Kew East areas.A constituent of mine, Steve ...
  Tuesday, 13 September 2016

DayHab

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I also attended, on Monday night, a ward and community meeting in North Balwyn to discuss private company DayHab’s decision to start a drug rehabilitation clinic in Ellsa Street, North Balwyn. There was quite a lot of community concern as residents were not informed ...
  Thursday, 1 September 2016