Members statement – Neil Akers – 14 April

Mr NORTHE — While I am talking about community service, I also congratulate Neil Akers on being honoured for his 45 years of service with Ambulance Victoria. That is a fantastic achievement for Neil, recognising his dedication, duty and commitment to the safety and wellbeing of the general community. Neil began his career in 1970 with Ambulance…

Matters of public importance – 18 March

Mr Northe — On a point of order, Deputy Speaker, in reference to the member’s contribution and referring to a decision you made earlier during a contribution by another member regarding the use of the word ‘you’, the member is using the word ‘you’ quite consistently, and I ask you bring her back to speaking through…

Members statement – Hazelwood Jeeralang Community Association – 17 March

 Mr NORTHE (Morwell) — I was pleased to recently attend the launch of the Hazelwood-Jeeralang Community Association Inc’s community safety project. In 2013 the Hazelwood-Jeeralang Community Association was successful in receiving $10 000 through the coalition government’s Community Safety Fund grants program. The association subsequently developed a fantastic and informative booklet that will assist local residents in…

Members statement – Spirit of Anzac – 17 March

Mr NORTHE — Congratulations to Cameron Brinsmead from Lavalla Catholic College, Traralgon, and Laura Campbell from St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School, Traralgon, on being successful applicants for the 2015 Premier’s Spirit of Anzac prize competition. Both secured a place in the final group of 12 students who will participate in an overseas study tour to Lemnos, Gallipoli and…