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In Parliament

 

Members Statements - Kew Electorate Road Death

Mr T. SMITH — I also raise a very sad issue. On Saturday a teenager was killed at Yarra Boulevard in my electorate. I went for a run that morning and happened to run past the crash site. It was simply horrible. When you see 16‑year‑old kids being killed in car crashes around the corner from ...
  Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Local Government

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is my pleasure to speak on this ministerial statement about local government. There has not been a ministerial statement in this place since February 2011 under the previous government. We have ministers statements interrupting question time regularly, but we have never ...
  Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Kew Primary School

T. SMITH (Kew) — I raise a matter for the Minister for Education. The action I seek from the minister is that the government consider purchasing land on behalf of Kew Primary School. Kew Primary School is situated within a busy shopping and business district off High Street, Kew. A parcel of ...
  Thursday, 6 August 2015

Infrastructure Victoria Bill 2015

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I rise to speak on the Infrastructure Victoria Bill 2015. Obviously we are not opposing this piece of legislation. Any piece of legislation, and indeed any government policy, that seeks to take the politics out of the provision of important, city-improving infrastructure ...
  Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Members Statements - Kew Cyclist Safety

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — Recently a group of concerned cyclists took a 24‑hour ride along Yarra Boulevard to protest against the incessant and outrageous nail attacks that have been occurring along the Yarra Boulevard for some 18 months. This is very concerning not just for the local Kew community ...
  Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Point of Order - Greens disrespecting the Parliament and the Speaker

Mr T. Smith—On a point of order, Speaker, the members for Melbourne and Prahran have been engaging in a conceited pattern of behaviour by boycotting your procession into the chamber and the prayer. This exhibits a total lack of respect and almost contempt for the ancient traditions of this ...
  Thursday, 11 June 2015

Planning and Environment Amendment (Recognising Objectors) Bill 2015

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I rise to speak on the Planning and Environment Amendment (Recognising Objectors) Bill 2015. This bill is something that I am particularly familiar with, given that it seeks to codify a decision handed down by the Supreme Court in the case of Stonnington City Council v. ...
  Thursday, 11 June 2015

Adjournment Debate Speech - Victorian Institute of Sport

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Sport regarding funding of the Victorian Institute of Sport. The action I seek from the minister is that he increase funding for the athletes at the Victorian Institute of Sport to the same levels as those of their ...
  Thursday, 28 May 2015

Public Accounts and Estimates Committee: budget estimates 2015–16 (hearings alert)

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is my pleasure to rise to speak on the tabling of the initial Public Accounts and Estimates Committee report for this financial year and to pay tribute to my coalition colleagues on the committee, the members for Mornington and Gippsland South, who did an outstanding ...
  Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Kew electorate infrastructure funding

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I condemn the Labor budget for its inability to fund both Kew High School, which is a very needy high school in my electorate requiring a new science centre, and the Kew East Primary School, which is lacking significant infrastructure upgrades. It was incredibly ...
  Wednesday, 27 May 2015