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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

Adjournment - VicRoads Land

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — My adjournment matter this afternoon is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. The matter concerns the sale of a parcel of land at 4 Studley Park Road, Kew, by VicRoads, a statutory body under his purview. The action I seek from the minister is that instead of selling ...
  Thursday, 25 February 2016

Public Accounts and Estimates Committee: budget estimates 2015-16

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I rise to speak on the Report on the 2015–16 Budget Estimates by the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC). The report details a number of unmet Labor election commitments. One election commitment that I was never aware of was $373 000 for a new office for ...
  Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Matters of Public Importance - Melbourne Metro Rail Project

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is my pleasure to rise on the government's matter of public importance in relation to the Melbourne Metro rail project. I would like to read for the benefit of the member for Oakleigh a piece from the Australianfrom earlier this week in regard to his little sky rail ...
  Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Members Statements - Special Minister of State

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — Last week at a Public Accounts and Estimates Committee hearing it was revealed that the taxpayer had funded $373 000 for a new lair for 'the Beard', Gavin Jennings. The Beard, Gavin Jennings —$373 000 for his new office. That is disgraceful. On behalf of the ...
  Tuesday, 23 February 2016