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In Parliament

 

Chandler Highway Bridge

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and it concerns the duplication of the Chandler Highway bridge. The action I seek from the minister is a detailed traffic management plan and indeed a project management plan for this vitally ...
  Thursday, 7 May 2015

Speech on the Appropriation Bill 2015-2016 - The Budget

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I have got a cheer squad. This is charming. I thank everyone for joining me here this afternoon as I present my thoughts and observations on the Appropriation (2015–2016) Bill 2015 for the appropriation for the government of Victoria.Mr Richardson interjected.Mr T. ...
  Thursday, 7 May 2015

Matters of Public Importance - Transport Infrastructure

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is my pleasure to speak on this matter of public importance. This is an important debate because we have some profound challenges facing our state. Melbourne is the fastest growing capital city in the nation, with its population predicted to reach about 8 million people ...
  Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Members' Statement - Doncaster Rd Speed Limits

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — The Greythorn shopping centre is a popular local shopping strip that runs along both sides of Doncaster Road in the north-east of my electorate. At present this section of Doncaster Road operates with a 60-kilometre-an-hour speed limit. I am advised by the City of ...
  Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Members' Statement - Chandler Highway Bridge

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I recently received a response to an adjournment debate matter I raised regarding Labor’s broken promised to immediately duplicate the Chandler Highway. The brief response mentioned that ‘VicRoads is undertaking planning and early design work’ on the ...
  Thursday, 16 April 2015

Kew Festival

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — On Sunday, 22 March, at the invitation of the Sisters of the Carmelite Monastery, I attended the 38th annual ecumenical gathering, which is traditionally the final event of the Kew Festival schedule. The sisters once again proved to be exceptional hosts. It was heartening ...
  Thursday, 16 April 2015

Season Launch of the Balwyn Football Club

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I was proud to join my federal parliamentary colleague Josh Frydenberg at the 2015 season launch of the Balwyn Football Club, the Balwyn Tigers. The Balwyn Football Club is a great community club. President Richard Wilson, the committee, the players, the volunteers and the ...
  Thursday, 16 April 2015

Second Reading Debate - National Parks Amendment (Prohibiting Cattle Grazing Bill) 2015

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is my pleasure to speak on this very important piece of legislation because it would appear that the government wants to make it illegal to graze cattle in the high country. Why? I suspect it is culture war politics masquerading as environmentalism. That is my view. ...
  Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Adjournment Debate Speech - Guide Dogs Victoria 'Fix Our Digs' Campaign

I have a matter for the attention of the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing. The matter I raise is in regard to Guide Dogs Victoria and in particular the Fix Our Digs campaign recently raised in the Progress Leader. The action I seek from the minister is to approve funding to allow Guide ...
  Thursday, 19 March 2015

Greens Member for Melbourne promoting division and discord in Victoria

I am a firm believer that Australia Day is a day when we can come together as a community and celebrate what makes us a great nation. Like all postcolonial societies we have, in certain circumstances, treated our Indigenous people shamefully, but this does not diminish the great story that is ...
  Wednesday, 25 February 2015