On another matter, on 19 November I together with many other members attended the World Lebanese Cultural Union of Victoria for the unveiling ceremony of the Lebanese migrant statue in the Ray Bramham Gardens in Preston.
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I rise to speak on the Sex Work and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2011, and I note at the outset that the Labor opposition does not oppose this bill.
On 17 November I attended, together with the member for Mill Park in the Assembly, the recognition and celebration event for the Whittlesea Youth Commitment spirit of cooperation agreement for 2012-15 at the City of Whittlesea council offices.
I wish to express the concerns that one of my constituents has raised with me about the inflexibility of the Department of Human Services (DHS) funding for her disabled son, who turns 21 this Friday and who has severe autism and behavioural issues.
I am very proud to be able to participate in the debate today and to put on the record my very strong support for pay equity.
This is a report that is truly astonishing in its scope. It outlines the breadth of corruption, collusion and underhanded practices engaged in by senior members of the government -- both ministers and their staff -- to orchestrate the demise of the most senior police officer in this state.
I welcome the opportunity to speak on this important motion because I feel it is important to acknowledge our past, no matter how difficult it is.
I rise to speak on the Office of Police Integrity (OPI) report which was tabled a few weeks ago, appropriately titled Crossing the Line.
The matter I wish to raise is my concern that the Living Longer Living Stronger strength training program for seniors has not received any funding in this year's state budget.
It has been 12 months since the Baillieu government came to office, and its members have little to show for it, particularly in the area of children's services.
I wish to express concerns raised with me about the Baillieu government's refusal to continue funding the Innovative Developments in the Education of Children with Autism (IDEA) program, operating from Moomba Park Primary School in Fawkner.