Members Statement: Buckley Park College 50th Anniversary

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..

Planning: Avondale Heights

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,..

Rotary Club of Keilor East: Pride of Workmanship Awards

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..

APPROPRIATION (2013-2014) BILL 2013

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..

Leslie Fraser

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..

Integrity Legislation Amendment Bill

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..

Essendon Keilor College: funding

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..

Maribyrnong River: renaming centenary

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..

Croatian Cultural Festival

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..

Major Sporting Events Amendment Bill 2013

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..

Moonee Valley Festival

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,..

Australian International Airshow and Aerospace and Defence Exposition

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..

Road safety: government initiatives

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..

Courts Legislation Amendment (Reserve Judicial Officers) Bill 2012

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..

St Martin de Porres Parish: 50th anniversary

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..

Rotary Club of Keilor East: fundraising

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..

St John Bosco’s School: fete

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..

Centreway Farmer’s Market

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..