Parliament

Kindergarten Funding

Minister’s Statement I rise to inform the house on how the Andrews Labor government is helping to promote inclusiveness and diversity in Victoria’s kindergartens. Last week I was pleased to announce that 219 kinders across Victoria will share in $1.2 million in grants under the new inclusive..

Literacy and numeracy

Minister’s Statement I rise to inform the house on the latest way that the Andrews Labor government is helping parents to teach their children how to read, write and count. Recently I had the pleasure of launching a new publication, Literacy and Numeracy Tips to..

Professor Lynn Corcoran Early Learning Centre

Minister’s Statement I rise to inform the house on how the Andrews Labor government is helping to deliver innovative projects to support gender equity in the workplace as well as continuing to give children the best start in life. On Monday I was pleased to..

Women in politics

Member’s Statement I rise today to acknowledge those within the Labor Party who have not only recognised the importance of women’s equal representation in our political system but have worked hard to ensure that it is achieved. I am proud to be part of a..

Planning scheme amendments

I rise to speak in opposition to this motion, and can I just say that having listened to Dr Ratnam speak in relation to this matter I want to remind her and members of her party that they have the power here today to enable these..

Early childhood teachers

Minister’s Statement I rise to inform the house on how the Andrews Labor government is boosting the number of experienced and highly qualified early childhood teachers in our kindergartens. On 25 May I was pleased to speak at and open the Early Learning Association Australia and..

Youth justice system

To inform the house about the progress of the government's new youth justice centre and how our investment is supporting Victorian industry and putting local jobs first

Youth justice system

To inform the house on how the Andrews Labor government is getting on with the job of rebuilding a strong and stable youth justice system.

Public sector funding

Yesterday Matthew Guy confirmed his plans for a public service carnage. This calculated carnage will hurt services that Victorians need and expect

Neighbourhood houses

To update the house on the Andrews Labor government's record of investment in expanding the neighbourhood house network across Victoria.

Victorian Young Achiever Awards

To update the house on the outstanding achievements of young Victorians across the state and how the Andrews Labor government is continuing to support our youth

National Volunteer Week

To update the house on the Andrews Labor government's investment in volunteering.

Budget Papers 2018-19

It is with great pleasure that I rise to speak on the Andrews Labor government's fourth budget, appropriately titled 'Getting Things Done', and that is exactly what this budget is all about.

Child Protection

I rise to inform the house about what the Andrews Labor government is doing to keep vulnerable Victorian children safe.

Youth program funding

Updating the house on the continued investment that the Andrews Labor government is making to support and engage young people in Victoria.

Kindergarten funding

Informing the house on how the Andrews Labor government is giving Victorian children the best start in life and leading the nation with innovative programs.

Aboriginal Children And Young People

I am pleased to rise and inform the house about what the Andrews Labor government is doing to advance self-determination and increase the cultural connectedness of Aboriginal children and young people in our child protection and care system.