Parliament

CHILDREN LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 2019

I want to begin my contribution by acknowledging those individuals and organisations who have led us on a very important journey in this state and in this nation. We would not have had a Betrayal of Trust inquiry and we would not have had a federal Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse but for the courage of many of the individuals who are here in this chamber today.

MONASH MEDICAL CENTRE

I rise to inform the house on the progress of the Andrews Labor government’s commitment to redevelop the Monash Medical Centre emergency department.

REGIONAL AND RURAL HEALTH

Last Wednesday I visited Bendigo Health along with the member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards, to announce the rollout of our fully funded commitment to deliver an additional 500 000 specialist appointments across rural and regional Victoria.

CHILD PROTECTION

There is nothing more important than all of us doing what we can to protect children.

AMBULANCE SERVICES

I rise to inform the house of the latest ambulance performance data and how Victoria’s paramedics are keeping our communities safe.

SCHOOL DENTAL SERVICES

I rise to update the house on the Andrews Labor government’s 'Dan’s vans’—that is, our free school dental vans.

Ambulance Services

I rise to inform the house on how the Andrews Labor government is ensuring Victorians get the best emergency care when they need it.

Safer Baby Collaborative

I rise to update to the house on the steps being taken to reduce preventable stillbirths in Victoria

End-of-life care

From today, 19 June 2019, Victoria’s historic voluntary assisted dying laws have come into effect

Footscray Hospital

I rise to update the house on the progress that the Andrews Labor government is making on our landmark new Footscray Hospital.

Medical Research

I rise to inform the house of how the 2019–20 Victorian budget is supporting our health and medical research sector and in particular how last week’s budget delivered $116.5 million to maintain Victoria’s leadership in health and medical research.

Rural and Regional Health

I rise to update the house on what was an excellent health budget for rural and regional Victorians.

Parenting Services

I rise to inform the house on how the Andrews Labor government is continuing to provide world-class services to support all Victorian parents.

DIMITRIS ‘TAKIS’ GOGOS

I rise today to pay tribute to the founder of the largest Greek Australian newspaper, Neos Kosmos, and a pioneer of multicultural journalism.

Ambulance Services

I rise to inform the house on how the Andrews Labor government is ensuring Victorians get the best emergency care when they need it.

Health Funding

I rise to inform the house on how the 2019–20 Victorian budget is ensuring that Victorians have access to world-class health care in world-class facilities regardless of where they live.

Youth Cancer Resources

I rise to update the house on how our health services are working to support our young people with cancer.

Ambulance Services

I rise to update the house on the progress that the Andrews Labor government is making through our investment in our ambulance services.