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Matters of Public Importance - Melbourne Metro Rail Project

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is my pleasure to rise on the government's matter of public importance in relation to the Melbourne Metro rail project. I would like to read for the benefit of the member for Oakleigh a piece from the Australianfrom earlier this week in regard to his little sky rail ...
  Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Members Statements - Special Minister of State

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — Last week at a Public Accounts and Estimates Committee hearing it was revealed that the taxpayer had funded $373 000 for a new lair for 'the Beard', Gavin Jennings. The Beard, Gavin Jennings —$373 000 for his new office. That is disgraceful. On behalf of the ...
  Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Members Statements - Kew electorate planning

Mr T. SMITH — Onto local matters, the government intends to sell two properties in my electorate, on Kilby Road and Studley Park Road. Residents are very concerned about the property being sold on Studley Park Road as it abuts a neighbourhood residential 1 zone, and we do not wish to see any ...
  Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Members Statements- Israel Trade Mission

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I was recently in Israel on a two-week trade mission led by the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce and the federal Assistant Minister for Innovation, Wyatt Roy. We had a terrific trip to both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. We met with the chief scientist of Israel, Avi Hasson, ...
  Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Members Statements - Farewell to Patricia Cowling

Mr T. SMITH — Patricia Cowling, the principal of Genazzano FCJ College, retires this week. I attended a function last night at Genazzano to congratulate her on 15 years of wonderful service. I congratulate the new principal, Karen Jebb, and I look forward to working with her next year.
  Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Adjournment- Kew Heritage Property

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Planning, and the action I seek is that the minister stop the demolition of the property at 9 Edward Street, Kew. The property is a magnificent Federation home built in 1910. It is in the Sackville ward in my ...
  Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Safe Access Zones) Bill

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I know that time is short, so I will be as quick as I possibly can be. It is my pleasure to rise to speak on the Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Safe Access Zones) Bill 2015, and quite frankly this is the most vexing piece of legislation I have had to deal with in ...
  Thursday, 12 November 2015

Terrorism (Community Protection) Amendment Bill 2015

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is my pleasure to rise in support of the Terrorism (Community Protection) Amendment Bill 2015. My experience as an adult has been — —Ms Thomas — Short!Mr T. SMITH — Yes, thank you, member for Macedon. I’m much younger than you. You’ve ...
  Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Local Government Amendment (Fair Go Rates) Bill

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — It is my pleasure to rise to speak on the Local Government Amendment (Fair Go Rates) Bill 2015.Mr Edbrooke — Come on, Timmy.Mr T. SMITH — I thank the member for Frankston for his encouragement on these matters. This is an election promise of the former Labor ...
  Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Remembrance Day

Mr T. SMITH (Kew) — I rise to speak on the motion moved by the Minister for Public Transport. The 11th of November is a vitally important day not only in Australia but across the world. I note the comments by the minister with regard to the practising of our democracy, and I suspect this is ...
  Thursday, 22 October 2015