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MEMBERS STATEMENT | 100 STORY BUILDING

I want to congratulate it for the great work it does for children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse and marginalised backgrounds living in Victoria and Melbourne's west.

CONSTITUENCY QUESTION & RESPONSE | M80 UPGRADE UPDATE

Can the minister please advise me of when this project is expected to be completed so my constituents in Western Metropolitan Region can start using the new lanes to reduce their travel times to and from work?

MEMBERS STATEMENT | VICTORIA UNIVERSITY POLYTECHNIC

I want to congratulate the Andrews Labor government for its commitment to skilling apprentices and trainees and making sure that on major jobs now it is mandated that 10 per cent of the workforce have to be trainees and apprentices.

SPEAKING ON A BILL | BUDGET PAPERS 2018/19

I want to congratulate Premier Daniel Andrews, Treasurer Tim Pallas and Daniel Mulino, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, on the great work they have done in putting this budget together and making sure Victoria remains strong.

NOTICE OF MOTION | PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS

What the motion seeks are documents in relation to the contract and various documents regarding the West Gate tunnel. The fact is that all of the documents this motion seeks are already out there in the public domain.

MEMBERS STATEMENT | BUDGET 2018/19

As part of this budget my Western Metropolitan Region has greatly benefited from the partnership agreements, which are a process the state government has put in place so that areas or regions can put in some ideas and get some funding.

CONSTITUENCY QUESTION & RESPONSE | NEW TRUGANINA P-9 SCHOOL

This school building boom has delivered more than 1000 school upgrades and 56 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5000 construction jobs for Victorians. One such project is the new P–9 school in the Truganina area in my electorate.

MEMBERS STATEMENT | SOUTHERN CROSS GRAMMAR

The opening was a very successful event and was well attended by former and current staff and students, parents and representatives from the local community. I would like to specifically congratulate the principal of Southern Cross Grammar, Mr Andrew Ponsford, for leading the school to this milestone.

MEMBERS STATEMENT | GED KEARNEY

The Greens need to move out of the way and allow us to go ahead with projects such as the West Gate tunnel, or else they will face similar rejections to Batman for a long time to come.

MEMBERS STATEMENT | WASTE TO ENERGY

Victoria has a serious waste storage problem, with around one-third of Victoria's waste ending up in landfill. My local community has made it clear to me that we must start looking at alternatives to landfill to avoid this unsustainable build-up.

MEMBERS STATEMENT | WERRIBEE FINANCIAL COUNSELLING

This service, to be delivered by Anglicare, also includes one specialist family violence counsellor to ensure that those experiencing significant hardship can get the support they need to get their lives back on track.

MEMBERS STATEMENT | GROWING SUBURBS FUND

This program has led to over $30 million worth of funding going into the western metro area since the Andrews Labor government came to power in 2014. The benefits of these projects will be felt by the community for many years to come.

SPEAKING ON A BILL | BAIL AMENDMENT (STAGE TWO) BILL 2017

Just to conclude, this is a very important bill that gives effect to the Coghlan report and responds to community concerns which have been raised with us in the last year or two, particularly about recent events, whether they are home invasions or the Bourke Street tragedy.

NOTICE OF MOTION | PLANNING SCHEME AMENDMENT GC65

Project after project, we are delivering what Victorians asked us to deliver. They voted for us to deliver these major infrastructure projects, and the West Gate is one of them.