South West Alternative Medium Project

On Monday, 1 June, I had the pleasure of visiting the South West Alternative Medium Project, or SWAMP, as it is more affectionately known. SWAMP is an Indigenous-managed, volunteer-run, not-for-profit community arts organisation based in Portland, Victoria. Through its innovative programs, SWAMP aims to improve the wellbeing and disposition of people who are disengaged from society…

Anglesea Power Station

My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water and is in relation to the recent announcement made by Alcoa regarding the closure of the Anglesea power station. In late May I joined the Minister for Energy and Resources at the Anglesea power station site, where we were taken…

Auditor-General: Technical and Further Education Institutes — 2014 Audit Snapshot

I rise this evening to speak on the Victorian Auditor-General’s 2014 report on technical and further education institutes, which was tabled last month. This report lays out starkly the clear-felling approach to vocational education taken by the former Liberal-Nationals coalition government. In his cover letter to the Presiding Officers, the Auditor-General states: The report demonstrates…

Portarlington Safe Harbour

I read with great pleasure in the budget papers that $12 million has been allocated by this state government to build a safe harbour at Portarlington. This was an election commitment made by then Labor opposition, and I commend the work undertaken by Minister Neville in securing and delivering on such an important election commitment. The…

SMALL BUSINESS BUS BRINGS ADVICE ON WHEELS TO ANGLESEA

Small business operators in the Anglesea area can access free mentoring, support andinformation about Victorian Government services when the Small Business Bus visits on Wednesday 24 June 2015. The Andrews Labor Government is doubling its mobile support for small business with asecond Small Business Bus now delivering valuable advice to towns and suburbs across Victoria.…

SMALL BUSINESS BUS BRINGS ADVICE ON WHEELS TO COLAC

Small business operators in the Colac area can access free mentoring, support and information about Victorian Government services when the Small Business Bus visits on Thursday 25 June 2015. The Andrews Labor Government is doubling its mobile support for small business with asecond Small Business Bus now delivering valuable advice to towns and suburbs across…

SMALL BUSINESS BUS BRINGS ADVICE ON WHEELS TO CAMPERDOWN

Small business operators in the Camperdown area can access free mentoring, support and information about Victorian Government services when the Small Business Bus visits on Friday 26 June 2015. The Andrews Labor Government is doubling its mobile support for small business witha second Small Business Bus now delivering valuable advice to towns and suburbs across…

CCTV CAMERAS MAKES WARRNAMBOOL SAFER

A new CCTV system officially launched in Warrnambool today will help police keep a closer eye on crime and create a safer entertainment precinct. The Warrnambool City Council received $168,000 from the Victorian Government to install nine closed circuit TV cameras across seven sites in Warrnambool’s late night entertainment precinct. The camera sites were determined…

SACRED HEART PRIMARY TAPS INTO WATER CONSERVATION

Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today visited Sacred Heart Primary School inColac to see Barwon Water’s school education program in action. Ms Tierney joined a Year 3 class as they learned about waterway health. Other classes tookpart in sessions on the water cycle earlier in the day. The education program, which has been running…

Roof Water Harvesting Project expanded in Warrnambool

Labor Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today announced a $500,000 expansion of Wannon Water’s multi-award-winning Roof Water Harvesting Project to capture water from the roofs of a new industrial subdivision in Warrnambool’s north east, boosting the city’s drinking water supplies. Speaking in Warrnambool, Ms Tierney said the Warrnambool Roof Water Harvesting Project was an…

Crimes Amendment (Repeal of Section 19A) Bill 2015

I am pleased to make a contribution to the debate on the Crimes Amendment (Repeal of Section 19A) Bill 2015. The bill is the result of an election commitment made by Labor prior to the International AIDS Conference last year. I am particularly pleased to speak about an election commitment being fulfilled. To be frank, it…

Deakin University: report 2014

I rise to make a contribution on the Deakin University annual report for 2014. Deakin celebrated its 40th anniversary in this reporting year. It has grown from a small regional university into a world leader during that time. It is in the top 3 per cent of the world’s universities, and it is at the cutting…

Review of Performance Targets for Bushfire Management on Public Land

My constituency question is to the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water regarding the stakeholder consultation process arising out of the government’s release of the report entitled Review of Performance Targets for Bushfire Management on Public Land by the inspector-general for emergency management. The review recommended that Victoria move from a hectare-based fuel reduction…

Victorian certificate of applied learning awards

I rise to congratulate Ms Lyn Maniz, a teacher at Ballarat Secondary College on winning of the Victorian certificate of applied learning (VCAL) Teacher of the Year award. Ms Maniz was humble in receiving her award, thanking her colleagues at the college. She did, however, say that it was a huge honour and the highlight of her…

Port of Geelong

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Ports, and it is in relation to the future sustainability of the port of Geelong. Geelong is Victoria’s largest regional port and one of the largest multi-cargo facilities in the country. Over 12 million tonnes of cargo a year are handled at the port. It is responsible for…

National Sorry Day

I rise to speak on National Sorry Day. This is the 17th National Sorry Day, and I am sad that, although some progress has been made on Indigenous issues since the first sorry day, the story is still not good. Since 1998 there have been good symbols and important symbolic actions taken, including Kevin Rudd’s…

Victorian Racing Industry Fund

My adjournment matter is for the attention of the Minister for Racing, and it relates to the bolstered Victorian Racing Industry Fund (VRIF). Members in this place know that racing is an important economic driver in Victoria, generating $2.8 billion of economic activity and supporting more than 26 000 full-time jobs, many of which are in regional…

COLAC RESIDENTS TO BENEFIT FROM L2P PROGRAM

Young drivers in Colac will benefit following the announcement earlier this year of $16 million in funding to continue the L2P learner driver mentor program across Victoria. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney welcomed the funding, which will help disadvantaged young drivers in Colac and across the region get their licence. The program targets young…

OPPOSITION SPLIT OVER RATE CAPPING

A split has emerged within the Liberal Party on fair go rate capping, as Andrew Katos, Member for South Barwon, declared war on the policy – despite Opposition Spokesperson David Davis’ support. The split emerged after Mr Katos declared he did not believe in rate capping in today’s Geelong Independent, saying the policy was merely…

Victorian Budget

What a great week for western Victoria! After years of uncertainty, and a bandaid fix by the previous government, the Andrews Labor government has provided confidence and certainty for over 200 workers at Avalon Airport. In a deal struck by Labor with Jetstar and Linfox, the Andrews government will contribute $12 million to shore up this important…

Address in Reply

I begin my address-in-reply by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, and pay my respects to their elders both past and present. I will also start by congratulating the President of the Legislative Council, Mr Bruce Atkinson, on again being elected as President of…

South West Institute of TAFE: report 2014

I rise to make a contribution on the South West Institute of TAFE’s annual report 2014, which was tabled last sitting week. It is fair to say that it has been a tough few years for South West Institute of TAFE, as it has been for every other TAFE in this state. This sector has…

Warrnambool Special Developmental School

My constituency question is for the Minister for Education and it is in relation to the Warrnambool Special Developmental School. In yesterday’s state budget the Andrews government fulfilled its election commitment to allocate $5 million towards this school. That funding is much needed. The current school is located on the side of a hill, making it…

SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS FOR COLAC-BALLARAT ROAD

The south-west of the state will receive a boost, with the Andrews Labor Government providing $2.4 million to upgrade Colac-Ballarat Rd as part of the 2015-16 Victorian Budget. The upgrade will make a significant difference to the more than 1,000 vehicles that use the busy road each day. As part of the upgrade, improvements will…

Building the Education State in the South-West Coast

Students in the electorate of South-West Coast are big winners in the Andrews Labor Government’s first Education State Budget. Warrnambool Special Development School will receive $5 million towards the first stage of the schools new location, which will accommodate rising enrolment numbers. The Labor Government has used its first Education State Budget to inject a…

LABOR GOVERNMENT TO IMPROVE ANGLESEA ROUNDABOUT

The Andrews Labor Government will upgrade one of Anglesea’s most notorious intersections. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney welcomed the $2.9 million in funding for roundabout improvements at the intersection of Great Ocean Road and Camp Rd as announced in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget. The roundabout forms a key junction for traffic travelling between the…

Local Learning and Employment Networks

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Training and Skills and is in relation to local learning and employment networks, commonly known as LLENs. There are 31 LLENs in Victoria, and I have quite a few in my electorate, including the Central Grampians LLEN in Ararat, the Geelong Region LLEN in Geelong, the Glenelg and…

Domestic Animals Amendment Bill 2015

I am pleased to stand here today to make a contribution to debate on the Domestic Animals Amendment Bill 2015, because this amendment is an election commitment that the Labor Party took to the last state election. It is also with great pride that I am making a contribution that reinforces the delivery of that…

Nepal Earthquake

Since the last time this Parliament met, a number of horrific events have occurred beyond the borders of this state. In particular I wish to speak on the devastating earthquake in Nepal. The number of lives lost from this disaster continues to rise, with the latest news reports stating a figure over 7300 . The number…

LABOR GOVERNMENT TO IMPROVE ANGLESEA ROUNDABOUT

The Andrews Labor Government will upgrade one of Anglesea’s most notorious intersections. Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney welcomed the $2.9 million in funding for roundabout improvements at the intersection of Great Ocean Road and Camp Rd as announced in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget. The roundabout forms a key junction for traffic travelling between the…

NEW SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOPS FOR WARRNAMBOOL

Small businesses in the Warrnambool area will be able to access relevant, reliable and affordable information on growing their business at a workshop to be held on Wednesday 20 May 2015. Through the program, businesses and prospective business owners are provided with the facts and advice needed to make informed decisions and create a platform…

PORTLAND GETS SHARE IN $500,000 TO TACKLE AGAINST ICE

Community groups in Portland can now apply for grants of up to $10,000 todevelop the most effective way to combat ice in their local area, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. The Andrews Labor Government is providing $500,000 to fund grassroots Community Ice Action Groups across regional and rural Victoria. The funding will…

COLAC GETS SHARE IN $500,000 TO TACKLE AGAINST ICE

Community groups in Colac can now apply for grants of up to $10,000 to develop the most effective way to combat ice in their local area, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced today. The Andrews Labor Government is providing $500,000 to fund grassroots Community Ice Action Groups across regional and rural Victoria. The funding…

FREE WHOOPING COUGH VACCINE FOR PARENTS TO START

Expectant parents and parents of newborns in Western Victoria will be able to receive the whooping cough vaccine for free from 1 June. Announced during World Immunisation Week, the Parents’ Whooping Cough Vaccination Program will be available to all pregnant women from 28 weeks gestation and their partners. In addition, all parents and guardians of…

FREE WHOOPING COUGH VACCINE FOR PARENTS TO START

Expectant parents and parents of newborns in Western Victoria will be able to receive the whooping cough vaccine for free from 1 June. Announced during World Immunisation Week, the Parents’ Whooping Cough Vaccination Program will be available to all pregnant women from 28 weeks gestation and their partners. In addition, all parents and guardians of…

HISTORIC AVENUES OF HONOUR PROTECTED

Four Avenues of Honour, planted in remembrance of World War I soldiers, have been given the highest level of heritage protection in the state. Two avenues in the Western Victorian Region- at Mortlake and Kingston- plus two others in Macedon and Cranbourne, have been added to the Victorian Heritage Register. Adding these four significant avenues…

Budj Bim Masterplan

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs. It is in relation to the Budj Bim master plan. Last month I had the opportunity to meet with the CEO and other leaders of the Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation in Heywood. We discussed a number of issues, with particular emphasis on the need for employment…

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Geelong women have shown incredible support for the many International Women’s Day events held recently. The City of Greater Geelong’s Women in Community Life Advisory Committee is to be congratulated on organising the inaugural Women in Community Life Award to recognise and highlight the achievements of women in the Geelong region. This award was the…

Auditor General: Emergency Service Response Times

My contribution this evening is in relation to the Auditor-General’s report that was tabled in March and deals with emergency service response times. The report outlines the concerns the Auditor-General has about the way emergency response times are measured as well as the very limited public reporting of performance measures. The report states that the…

VOLUNTARY EUTHANASIA

 I rise to make a contribution to the debate on this important discussion today. I was not going to speak on this matter because when I first looked at the motion I saw it more as dealing with the mechanics of the situation and not necessarily the substance of the matter contained within. I do,…

WIND FARMS IN WESTERN VICTORIA

My constituency question is for the Minister for Energy and Resources. On 20 March Premier Andrews and the minister announced the implementation of a policy commitment made before the election to scale back wind farm buffer zones from 2 kilometres to 1 kilometre. Along with this important policy implementation the Premier announced the development of the Victorian Renewable…

RIP CURL PRO

The 54th Rip Curl Pro was another major event that took place this month. It is the longest-running professional surfing contest in the world, and the Andrews government has renewed its support for the event through to 2017. The event sees surfers, locals and tourists flock to Bells Beach and surrounding areas. The Rip Curl…

STAWELL WOMEN’S GIFT

I take this opportunity to congratulate Grace O’Dwyer, a 15-year-old Ballarat schoolgirl, on her remarkable win at the prestigious Stawell Women’s Gift on Easter Monday. Grace achieved the time of just 13.40 seconds in a race that was clearly special for her and her family, with her father Peter O’Dwyer a veteran of the Stawell Gift.…

Veterans and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015

I rise to speak on the Veterans and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015. I am very pleased to make a contribution, particularly given the timely nature of the passage of this bill in the lead-up to the remembrance activities that will occur in relation to Gallipoli later this month. I also take this opportunity to…

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE 2015 VICTORIAN TRAINING AWARDS

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today encouraged students who have achieved their training goals to nominate for the 2015 Victorian Training Awards. Now in their 61st year, the Awards celebrate the achievements of Victoria’s training system and recognise collaboration and innovation by students, teachers, employers and training providers from across the state. Ms Tierney…

SMALL BUSINESS BUS BRINGS ADVICE ON WHEELS TO WARRNAMBOOL

Small business operators in the Warrnambool area can access free mentoring, support and information about Victorian Government services when the Small Business Bus visits on Thursday 9 April 2015. Minister for Small Business, Adem Somyurek, said the Andrews Labor Government is doubling its mobile support for small business with a second Small Business Bus now…

ENTRIES OPEN FOR 10th VICTORIAN INDIGENOUS ART AWARDS

Indigenous artists across the state are invited to be part of the 10th anniversary of the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley, today called for entries to the awards, which have grown from strength to strength since being established by the Victorian Government in 2005. The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle…

FUNDING TO HELP LOCALS PRESERVE THEIR ENVIRONMENT

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today welcomed the Andrews Labor Government’s $3.2 million commitment to ensure the funding of Victoria’s 68 Landcare facilitator positions for another four years. Facilitators perform the vital role of building community capacity, assisting communities to deliver local action, facilitate effective participation in Landcare activities and enable groups to…

DUPLICATION OF PIONEER ROAD BREAKS NEW GROUND

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney has welcomed the $12.5 million start of works of Pioneer Road in Waurn Ponds this week. Motorists and pedestrians will be the big winners from the upgrade of Pioneer Road by reduced congestion, improved access in and out of the busy shopping and recreational precinct, as well as…

DUPLICATION OF PIONEER ROAD BREAKS NEW GROUND

The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney has welcomed the $12.5 million start of works of Pioneer Road in Waurn Ponds this week. Motorists and pedestrians will be the big winners from the upgrade of Pioneer Road by reduced congestion, improved access in and out of the busy shopping and recreational precinct, as well as…

Auditor-General: Public Hospital Audits 2013-14

I rise this evening to make a statement on the Auditor-General’s report on the results of the 2013–14 audits of public hospitals. I begin by saying that this report outlines severe concerns regarding the financial sustainability of many public hospitals in this state. It covers the previous financial year and the effect this has had…

Bob Pettit Reserve

My constituency matter today is for the Minister for Education and it is in relation to the Bob Pettit Reserve in Jan Juc. The Bob Pettit Reserve is a much-loved and much-used piece of open space for children playing, walking dogs, fitness activities and formal competition sport, amongst other things. The minister will recall that…

Defence procurement office

On Wednesday, 11 March, the Premier and the Minister for Industry were at Deakin University to announce the new Geelong defence procurement office. The procurement office will boost our defence industry and ensure that Victoria gets its fair share of defence work through marketing the skills and capacity of Victorian and Geelong manufacturing as well as…

Hayden and Jasmin Findlay

The Horticulture Farmer of the Year Award went to Hayden and Jasmin Findlay, whose organic food production at Ravens Creek Farm is raising the bar for demand of clean green food. I look forward to hearing more about their continued leadership in the western Victoria agricultural community.

Brad and Bec Couch

There is no denying the importance of food production on our ability to produce high quality food in a competitive environment, but it is very tough. Farmers day in, day out, deal with a whole range of factors that are beyond their control, but many still have the energy to be at the forefront of…

Portland National School building

My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Education, James Merlino, and it is in relation to the Portland National School building, which is located on the Portland Primary School site. It is of architectural significance as one of only around 23 surviving examples of early National School buildings constructed in Victoria between 1851…

Summary Offences Amendment (Move-on Laws) Bill 2015

I rise to speak on the Summary Offences Amendment (Move-on Laws) Bill 2015. The bill is essentially about restoring the rights that were taken away from Victorians by the previous government. The move-on laws introduced by the previous government were a direct attack on the democratic rights of Victorians, and I argue they were completely…

Bunjil Lookout road signage

On Friday, 29 February, I was one amongst many who opened the Bunjil lookout at Maude in my electorate. Many, many hours of work have been put into this project by Maude and Steiglitz community members, and significant money was contributed by local and state governments. It is a wonderful local cultural asset and tourist area…

Delma Clapp and Rosemary Malone

I take this opportunity to acknowledge two women in Western Victoria Region who were recently inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll for Women. The first of these is Delma Clapp of Warrnambool. Delma Clapp is the founding member of Emma House Domestic Violence Services — the first women’s refuge in Warrnambool. Her voluntary work in the…

South West TAFE

My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Training and Skills, Mr Steve Herbert, and is in relation to South West TAFE. A couple of weeks ago the minister and I were fortunate to meet with industry leaders at the Warrnambool campus of South West TAFE to talk about their skill and training…

Bannockburn P-12 School

My constituency question is to the Minister for Education, and it is in relation to the government’s election commitment to build a P–12 school at Bannockburn. I was pleased to see Premier Andrews announce the tendering process for the school on the 5 February. That is an important step towards the implementation of our election…

University Fees

With the beginning of the university year upon us, many Victorians will be excited to start a new phase of life, while others will be returning for another year to achieve their chosen degree. However, along with that excitement, there are many students who are very nervous about the Abbot federal government’s plans for university…

Pako Festa

On Saturday, 28 February, tens of thousands of people will converge around Pakington Street, Geelong, to celebrate the 33rd Diversitat Pako Festa. Pako Festa is the largest free celebration of multiculturalism in Australia. People attend the festival and enjoy cultural performances, activities, food from all over the world and artists from all walks of life.…

Renewable Energy Target

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Energy and Resources, Ms D’Ambrosio, and it is in relation to the renewable energy target (RET) and the renewable energy industry. To give some background, the RET was established in 2001 to ensure that 20 per cent of Australia’s energy comes from renewable sources by 2020. Since…

Back to Work Bill

I am very pleased to stand here this evening and speak on the Back to Work Bill 2014. This bill was tabled just prior to Christmas and is the foundation stone that Labor members brought before the Victorian public because we understood that Victorians were hurting. We understood that the level of unemployment in this…

Wendy Pearl

I rise to pay tribute to Wendy Eleanor Pearl, who died late last year. The massive attendance at the mass of thanksgiving held at St Francis Xavier Church in Corio on 30 December 2014 was an indication of the deep love and widespread respect in which Wendy was held by the people of Geelong and…

SMALL BUSINESS BUS BRINGS ADVICE ON WHEELS TO TORQUAY

Small business operators in the Torquay area can access free mentoring, support andinformation about Victorian Government services when the Small Business Bus visits on Tuesday 17 March 2015. Minister for Small Business, Adem Somyurek, said the Andrews Labor Government isdoubling its mobile support for small business with a second Small Business Bus now delivering valuable…

$2 MILLION TO BE SPENT TO STRENGTHEN BRIDGES ON GLENELG HIGHWAY AND PORTLAND-CASTERTON ROAD

The Andrews Labor Government will strengthen bridges along major regional freight corridors through the Stronger Country Bridges Program. $35.8 million in funding will be fast-tracked to strengthen 48 bridges in regionalVictoria, which will reduce transport costs for freight and increase productivity. Members for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford and Gayle Tierney today announced that $2million would…

South West TAFE

 Four years of savage cuts to our TAFE system under the coalition government left South West TAFE on its knees and in deficit. However, the staff and management of this great institution are celebrating once again after the Andrews Labor government committed $4 million in rescue funding last week. Under the coalition government funding was slashed,…

Auditor-General: Additional School Costs For Families

This afternoon I would like to make a contribution on the Victorian Auditor General’s report on additional school costs for families. In short this report examines whether funding adequately supports the delivery of free education in this state, whether schools appropriately manage parent payments to support free instruction and whether the Department of Education and…

VET FUNDING REVIEW TO FIX TAFE SYSTEM

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP has welcomed the Andrews Labor Government’s VET Funding Review following the Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services released on Friday. The Report showed Victoria spent just $9.36 per hour on vocational training in 2013 – thelowest of any state or territory and down from $11.36 in 2011. The…

School Completion Rates

My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Education, Mr Merlino, and relates to school attainment and retention rates in south western Victoria. As the minister would be aware, the completion of secondary school has become more influential in determining the opportunities a young person will have available to them now and in the…

LABOR GOVERNMENT FUNDING BOOST FOR SOUTH WEST

The Andrews Labor Government is rebuilding Victoria’s struggling TAFE system, with South West TAFE Institute of TAFE receiving a $4 million boost from the first $20million of the emergency TAFE Rescue Fund. Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert said the emergency funding was the startof the Labor Government’s work to rebuild public TAFE institutes,…

LABOR GOVERNMENT STEPS IN TO SAVE SOUTH WEST TAFE

The Andrews Labor Government is rebuilding Victoria’s struggling TAFE system, withSouth West Institute of TAFE to share in the first $20 million of emergencyfunding to save campuses at risk of collapse. New figures have revealed the extent of damage of the Coalition’s cuts to TAFE,with forecast losses of $71.8 million across the sector for 2014.…

LABOR GOVERNMENT STEPS IN TO SAVE SOUTH WEST TAFE

The Andrews Labor Government is rebuilding Victoria’s struggling TAFE system, with South West Institute of TAFE to share in the first $20 million of emergency funding to save campuses at risk of collapse. New figures have revealed the extent of damage of the Coalition’s cuts to TAFE, with forecast losses of $71.8 million across the…

Police Numbers – Geelong

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. It is in relation to a media release dated 15 July 2014 from the member for South Barwon in the other place, Andrew Katos, claiming that there has been a major increase in police numbers in the Geelong region. In fact the media…

Ann Nichol House

 I wish to register my dismay at the government’s handling of the Ann Nichol House aged-care facility at Portarlington. Ann Nichol House has been an important part of the fabric of the North Bellarine community for many years. It was established based on a need in the community that had to be met, and the…

Auditor-General: Coordinating Public Transport

I will make some comments on the Auditor-General’s report on coordinating public transport which was tabled in Parliament in August. I begin by saying that this report points to the ineffectiveness of Victoria’s public transport network and the sluggishness of progress to improve public transport services and connectivity by the Napthine government. The report found…

Western Victoria Region government performance

This being the last sitting week of the 57th Parliament, I acknowledge a number of communities for their endeavours to advance Western Victoria. I congratulate the staff, parents and students at Timboon P-12 School who ran a great campaign over the last three years to get funding commitments from the Napthine government. It is clear…