Asbestos Awareness Week

Deputy Speaker, I’m pleased to be able to support this motion. Last week was Asbestos Awareness Week and I urge all Australians to be aware of the danger lurking in

Fast Rail

Deputy Speaker, During the May election some fanciful promises were made by the Government in the seat of Corangamite. One promise was $2 billion for a fast train between Melbourne

Young People in Aged Care

Speaker, Today I add my voice to those calling for urgent action to prevent younger people with disability from living in aged care – and certainly for much stronger action

Listening Tour

Over the break I have been travelling through my beautiful electorate of Corangamite. I met with over 100 organisations: local community, environmental and sporting groups, as well as aged care, health facilities and local businesses. I visited 29 schools and held 16 coffee shop meetings, where I spoke with hundreds of local residents and listened to their concerns and ideas.

Education and Skills Crisis

This government has no plan and no answers to the education and skills crisis besetting this country. This latest budget does nothing to rectify the inadequacies in vocational education and training—inadequacies created exclusively by this government.

First Speech

Mr Speaker, I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people, and pay respects to their elders past, present and emerging. To the people of Corangamite I say ‘thank you’ for your trust.