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In Parliament

 

Local Government Amendment (Fair Go Rates) Bill

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is my pleasure to rise to speak on the Local Government Amendment (Fair Go Rates) Bill 2015.Mr Edbrooke — Come on, Timmy.Mr T. SMITH — I thank the member for Frankston for his encouragement on these matters. This is an election promise of the former Labor ...
  Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Remembrance Day

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I rise to speak on the motion moved by the Minister for Public Transport. The 11th of November is a vitally important day not only in Australia but across the world. I note the comments by the minister with regard to the practising of our democracy, and I suspect this is ...
  Thursday, 22 October 2015

Adjournment - Cyclist Safety

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — The matter I wish to raise this evening in the adjournment debate is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and the action I seek from the minister is that he arrange for a weekly magnetic sweep of Yarra Boulevard in Kew. What has been occurring for over some 18 ...
  Thursday, 8 October 2015

Government Performance

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I grieve for the state of the Labor Party, and I grieve for the Andrews Labor government, because the Andrews Labor government has become afflicted by chaos and dysfunction that we could not possibly have imagined 10 months ago, when they were elected! In 10 short months ...
  Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (No Jab, No Play) Bill 2015

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is my pleasure to speak on this important piece of legislation for the betterment of all Victorian children. This bill to an extent corresponds with my philosophy and the philosophy of the Liberal Party because it concerns the sort of society we want to see in Victoria. ...
  Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Adjournment - Boroondara Precinct 74

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Planning. The action I seek from the minister is that he begin a planning amendment process in precinct 74, which is in Balwyn, in the City of Boroondara. Precinct 74 is currently zoned general residential, and ...
  Thursday, 17 September 2015

Constituency Questions

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — (Question 1090) My question is to the Minister for Planning, and it relates to Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal approval of a five‑storey building at the Kew Cottages site abuttingthe Willsmere estate. I ask: will the minister write to Heritage Victoria in order ...
  Thursday, 17 September 2015

Matters of Public Importance -Education Funding

Education fundingMr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is a pleasure to rise to speak on the member for Monbulk’s matter of public importance.Honourable membersinterjecting.Mr T. SMITH — It pleases me greatly that so many of my friends on the opposite side of the house are here to listen to my ...
  Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Guide Dogs Victoria - Adjournment Debate

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — My matter is for the attention of the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing. The matter concerns Guide Dogs Victoria and in particular the Fix Our Digs campaign, recently raised in the Progress Leader and committed to by the Leader of the Opposition when he visited ...
  Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Members Statements - Guide Dogs Victoria

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is my pleasure to advise the house that last week the Leader of the Opposition visited Guide Dogs Victoria in Kew and pledged $2.5 million for the rebuilding of the Arnold Cook centre. This is great news for guide dogs, visually impaired people and the Kew electorate. ...
  Wednesday, 2 September 2015