Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — I rise to congratulate Buckley Park College on 50 years service to the community ofMoonee Valley, from 1963 to 2013. I had the pleasure of attending the college’s50th anniversary festival held on Saturday, 12 October. We hadperfect spring weather for a..
I rise to raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Planning, who is also the minister responsible for the statutory authority Places Victoria. The action I seek is for the Minister for Planning to release the master plan for 69-89 Military Road,..
On 20 May I had the pleasure of attending the Rotary Club of Keilor East’s annual vocational awards night, the Pride of Workmanship Awards. The objective of the awards is to honour those people, irrespective of age, gender or vocation, who show a distinct quality..
I am pleased and privileged to rise on behalf of the Niddrie electorate to speak on the Appropriation (2013-2014) Bill 2013. Following my election on 24 March 2012, I immediately conducted a survey of the Niddrie electorate. Out of the thousands of responses, education and..
I rise to celebrate the life of Leslie ‘Les’ Walter Fraser, born 22 July 1924, who passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on 27 January 2013. Les was the youngest of the six children of Edwin and Florence Fraser. Edwin, a soldier for..
I rise to make a contribution to the Integrity Legislation Amendment Bill 2013. As has been stated previously by speakers on this side of the house, the opposition does not oppose the bill. The bill will make amendments to the Independent Broad‑based Anti‑corruption Commission Act..
I rise to call on the Napthine government to provide funding for Essendon KeilorCollege, Niddrie campus, years 7 to 10, in the upcoming state budget, which will be delivered on 7 May. On 6 April 2011 the Minister for Education told the Age: …the conditions..
On Sunday, 17 March, along with the members for Essendon and Footscray, I attended a celebration to commemorate the renaming of the Saltwater River to the Maribyrnong River in 1913. It was 100 years ago when Essendon River League president Colonel John Evans negotiated the..
On Sunday, 17 March, in the company of the member for Yuroke, I attended the fourth annual Croatian Cultural Festival in Footscray. The theme of the festival was ‘See, Hear, Taste’ Croatia. We celebrated Croatia’s unique culture with a wide variety of stalls anddemonstrations including..
It is my pleasure to make a contribution to the debate on the Major Sporting Events Amendment Bill 2013, which is a bill to amend the Major Sporting Events Act 2009 in relation to events and event venues, crowd management, aerial advertising and sports event..
On Sunday, 24 February, thousands of people converged on Queens Park,Moonee Ponds, to enjoy the 36th annual Moonee Valley Festival, which is thelargest free community celebration in the municipality. Under sunny skies afull day of enjoyment was had by all, with market and food stalls,..
On Sunday, 3 March, I attended the 2013 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace and Defence Exposition at Avalon Airport. This event has become a highlight of Victoria’s major events calendar, thrilling crowds each year with spectacular flying displays. But this event is so much more..
It is my pleasure to rise to make a contribution tothe debate on this matter of public importance concerning Victoria’s roadsafety and in particular the government’s road safety strategy 2013-22. Allmembers present would be aware that Victoria has led the way when it comes toroad..
It gives me great pleasure to also make a contribution on the Courts Legislation Amendment (Reserve Judicial Officers) Bill 2012. It is also a pleasure to follow the previous speaker, the member for Evelyn. As many members would be aware, it was my predecessor in..
I rise to congratulate St Martin de Porres Parish, Avondale Heights, on 50 years of service in the local community from 1963 to 2013. Last Sunday, 3 February, I had the pleasure of attending the 50th anniversary jubilee mass led by parish priest Father Tony..
Congratulations and well done to the Rotary Club of Keilor East, which raised $23 000 at its 2012 dinner dance in support and aid of cystic fibrosis. The fundraising effort saw $3000 given to Cystic Fibrosis Victoria and the balance to the Alfred hospital lung..
I rise to congratulate St John Bosco’s School on its successful fete held on 24 November, which I had the privilege of attending. The objective of the fete was to raise funds to rubberise the school’s playground to make it safer for students to play..
On Saturday, 24 November, I had the privilege of attending the very first farmers market held at the Centreway in Keilor East, famous for being the birthplace of JB Hi Fi, where company founder, John Barbuto, opened his first JB Hi Fi store in 1974. The..