Parliament

Women in Policing

I was delighted recently to join the Governor, the Chief Commissioner of Police and senior police at Government House to celebrate Victoria’s 100 years of women in policing. We had hundreds of past and present women who have served Victoria Police there on that evening…

INDENTED HEAD BOAT CLUB FISHING WITH DISABILITY DAY

On Sunday, 5 March, I had the pleasure of attending the annual Indented Head Boat Club ‘Fishing with disabilities’ day. This initiative of the club and its members provides kids with a disability the opportunity to experience boating, fishing and — no doubt for many the highlight..

BELLARINE AGRICULTURAL SHOW

On the recent Labour Day weekend I once again had the pleasure of opening the Bellarine Agricultural Show. The show is a much-loved event that really does highlight the important role agriculture has and will continue to play on the peninsula. While there are historic..

Ocean Grove Country Fire Authority Brigade’s annual dinner

It was with great pleasure on Saturday, 15 July, that I once again attended the Ocean Grove Country Fire Authority brigade’s annual dinner — I was asked to propose a toast to the brigade — and to celebrate with them the great work of the..

Vietnam Veterans

I had the pleasure of welcoming to the Bellarine the state sub-branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association, which held its first council meeting for 2017 at the Queenscliff-Point Lonsdale RSL. The association is an important organisation that provides a very effective support and advocacy service..

Bellarine Electorate Integrated Brigades

I was pleased to spend time with the volunteers and career staff at the Ocean Grove integrated brigade and also the Corio, Belmont and Geelong brigades. We have seen a 78 per cent increase in responses and call-outs from our integrated brigades in the last 10 years…

New Ambulance Service

I was also recently pleased, with the Minister for Health, to celebrate the new ambulance station that is being built in Bellarine for the Swan Bay area, plus a new team of seven paramedics who have already started and are operating across the Bellarine region.

Barwon Heads Library

The City of Greater Geelong recently announced its intention to close the Barwon Heads Community Library. I have been working closely with the local residents and the administrators of the council about this issue. It is absolutely critical, in my view, that this important local..

Queens Birthday Honors

I want to offer my sincere congratulations to a number of very worthy recipients of this year’s Queen’s Birthday awards. Anne Brackley, who I am proud to say has been a work colleague and friend for almost 20 years, received a Medal of the Order of..