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Budget Papers 2019-20

Mr T SMITH (Kew) (14:27:06): It is my pleasure to rise on the take-note motion for the 2019–20 Victorian budget. I will begin my remarks in a number of my portfolio responsibilities, particularly public housing. There has been very little growth in public housing over the last two decades in ...
  Thursday, 20 June 2019

Local Government (South Gippsland Shire Council) Bill 2019 - Introduction and first reading

Mr T SMITH (Kew) (09:36:14): Can I have a brief explanation of the bill? Ms KAIROUZ: Sure. The bill seeks to address the serious governance failures highlighted in the report of the commission of inquiry into the South Gippsland Shire Council released in June 2019. The report raises clear evidence ...
  Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Local Government (South Gippsland Shire Council) Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Mr T SMITH (Kew) (09:39:34): We on this side of the house support this bill. I move: That the debate be now adjourned. Motion agreed to and debate adjourned. Ordered that debate be adjourned until later this day.Mr T SMITH (Kew) (11:43:46): It is, I suppose, an unfortunate situation we find ...
  Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Kew High School - Members Statement

Mr T SMITH (Kew) (10:17:41): Kew High School is an important school in the electorate of Kew, and it serves students not only in the eastern suburbs and in Boroondara but in Ivanhoe as well. Kew High School was promised a new STEM centre by the Minister for Education. It has not been delivered in ...
  Wednesday, 19 June 2019

North East Link - Members Statement

Mr T SMITH: The North East Link is a huge issue for the communities in North Balwyn and Kew East, and the loss of 25 000 trees, in particular at Koonung Creek Reserve, whilst this project is constructed is a grave concern. That is an important local park where families walk their pets and enjoy ...
  Wednesday, 19 June 2019

John Setka - Grievance Debate

Mr T SMITH (Kew) (15:28:34): I grieve for the people of Victoria. I grieve for the lack of moral fortitude of this Labor government led by the Premier, who has steadfastly refused to call out John Setka’s appalling litany of crimes over many years but more recently his pleading guilty to two ...
  Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Koonung Creek Reserve - Adjournment

Mr T SMITH (Kew) (19:00:20): (813) My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Transport Infrastructure, and the action I seek from the Minister for Transport Infrastructure is to protect Koonung Creek Reserve from annihilation throughout the construction of Labor’s North East ...
  Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Corkman Hotel Site - Questions without notice and ministers statements

Mr T SMITH (Kew) (11:06:13): My question is to the Minister for Planning. Why has the minister cut a deal with the dodgy and rogue developers who unlawfully wrecked the Corkman hotel—a deal that will enable them to develop the site and make millions in profits by breaking the law despite ...
  Thursday, 6 June 2019

Highett Public Land - Questions without notice and ministers statements

T SMITH (Kew) (11:22:42): My question is to the Minister for Planning. The gas and fuel land on Nepean Highway, Highett, is currently publicly owned, but the minister has decided to sell off this land for nine-storey residential towers. The minister ignored the wishes of the local community, who ...
  Thursday, 6 June 2019

East West Link - Matters of Public Importance

T SMITH (Kew) (15:12:34): It is my pleasure to rise in support of the matter of public importance as moved by the member for Ferntree Gully. I thought I would begin my contribution by reading from the Infrastructure Victoria—that is the state government’s infrastructure ...
  Wednesday, 29 May 2019