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In Parliament


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

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