Anne Paul


The Andrews Labor government is repairing, expanding and building new kinders so every child can access three-year-old kinder as the groundbreaking program rolls out across the state. I’m pleased to announce that a new early learning centre will be built in Rosanna, thanks to a $1.5 million contribution from the Andrews Labor government in partnership with Goodstart Ltd. The $4.47 million facility… Read More »EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION


I rise to offer heartfelt congratulations on behalf of the Ivanhoe electorate to David McKenzie, OAM, a recipient of that award in the recent Queen’s Birthday honours list. It was a big time, early June, and of course on 30 May, David celebrated his 87th birthday. As a former MHR for Diamond Valley—more familiar to people in this place as the seat… Read More »DAVID MCKENZIE OAM


CARBINES: Can I say to the thousands of staff at Austin Health; to Austin Wills, the CEO at Warringal Private Hospital; and to the team of course at Mercy Health, a huge health precinct in my electorate; and to the many thousands of workers doing a fantastic job over so many months in relation to COVID-19: the teamwork and the… Read More »COVID-19


Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (13:59): I rise to acknowledge the service of Dr Max Alexander, and to quote his own letter: “It has been a privilege to have had the opportunity to be the interim CEO at Austin Health over this short time and to work with such a committed and passionate team who make a significant contribution to patient care.” I do… Read More »AUSTIN HEALTH


CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (14:08): The Austin Health coronavirus hotline is available on 9496 6606, seven days a week from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. Please call the hotline if you are unsure about your symptoms or need advice about when to visit the hospital. The call operator will go through a checklist of criteria with you to determine the best course of action you… Read More »COVID-19


CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (10:00): Neighbourhood houses are the heart and soul of local communities—the go-to people connecting residents to services and support. My thanks to Evelyn and the Buchan Neighbourhood House team, plus Nico and the staff at Bruthen and District Neighbourhood House for meeting the Speaker and me last week so we could better understand their work in response to… Read More »BUSHFIRE RECOVERY INITIATIVES

Australia Day Awards

CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (13:45): I rise to thank and congratulate local Australia Day Award recipients in my Ivanhoe electorate. Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia went to Professor John Dewar for distinguished service to education through leadership roles in the university sector and to professional organisations, certainly in his role as vice-chancellor at La Trobe University; and… Read More »Australia Day Awards

Hon John Cain

CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (13:10): I rise to support the condolence for the Honourable John Cain. Melbourne’s northern suburbs have carried heavy hearts these past weeks since the passing of Victoria’s 41st Premier, the Honourable John Cain. Here are some local reflections on someone who so often was a familiar and reassuring presence in the Ivanhoe community that was his home. There was a steady… Read More »Hon John Cain

R U OK Day

I attended the Victorian Parliament’s men’s health breakfast this morning with 25 other blokes, and we were privileged and uplifted by AFL legend and educator of and advocate for men’s health David Parkin, OAM. We reflected not just on footy and our own health but on those we have lost through mental and physical health hardships and how to live… Read More »R U OK Day

Olympic Village Primary School

I would like to acknowledge and thank Olympic Village Primary School and in particular principal Cresten Pearce and school council president Margaret Phillips for hosting both the Premier and me on Wednesday in touring the $6 million redevelopment of Olympic Village Primary School. It is quite apt as we head to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games next year that at… Read More »Olympic Village Primary School

Simon McMillan

I also wanted to acknowledge Simon McMillan, who has retired as chief executive officer of Banyule City Council after a 20-year career, including 12 as the CEO. He is moving across to the City of Whitehorse as the chief executive. Both as a local councillor in Banyule when we appointed Simon as chief executive and also as a local MP… Read More »Simon McMillan


Can I also send my congratulations to my old school, Viewbank College, for its successful production of Back to the 80s, as Viewbank College was transformed into William Ocean High School and the class of 1989. I was pleased to attend one of the performances. I want to thank the new principal, Sharon Grimes, and also commend the great work… Read More »VIEWBANK COLLEGE

Sigmund Jorgenson

I rise to give thanks for the life of Sigmund Jörgensen, OAM, from 29 April 1940 to 21 July 2019, one of the founders and leaders out at Montsalvat in Eltham. I was pleased to join many, many people from the local community in celebration of his life just last week, and I thank the member for Eltham for sharing… Read More »Sigmund Jorgenson

Rosanna Golf Links Primary School

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (14:12:28) — This morning I was very pleased to join the Deputy Premier and Minister for Education at the official opening of the $6.39 million redevelopment of Rosanna Golf Links Primary School. We were joined by 527 students, including the senior concert band members, conducted by Aaron Vreulink, school council president Matthew Oates, principal Kelly Morrow and student leaders Dylan Starmans… Read More »Rosanna Golf Links Primary School

Olivia Newton‑John Wellness Walk and Research Run

Mr CARBINES — I would also like to congratulate everyone who took part in the 2018 Olivia Newton‑John Wellness Walk and Research Run at La Trobe University. A huge thanks to the event patron and driving force behind not only the Olivia Newton‑John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre but also the Olivia Newton‑John Cancer Research Institute, Olivia Newton‑John, the inspiring patron herself.

Ivanhoe electorate schools

  Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (10:01:54) — It is the Education State in the Ivanhoe electorate. At Viewbank College, an $11.5 million new theatre and classroom redevelopment is complete at my old school. Banyule Primary School’s $3.47 million redevelopment is underway, on top of the $1 million for early works and planning allocated last year. At Ivanhoe Primary School, a $2 million four prep classrooms project has… Read More »Ivanhoe electorate schools

Vietnam Veterans

Mr CARBINES — I want to pay my respects to Vietnam veterans and to the commemorative service at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital. A shout‑out to veteran volunteers and veterans themselves, including Jeff Freeman; our RSL presidents at Greensborough and Ivanhoe, Lee Webb and John Beezley; and to the Minister for Veterans for attending an event at the repatriation hospital on Wednesday to… Read More »Vietnam Veterans

Banyule‑Nillumbik Tech School

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (09:59:53) — I was very pleased to join the Premier, the Deputy Premier, the Minister for Training and Skills and the member for Eltham at the opening of the Banyule‑Nillumbik Tech School, a $10 million project to invest in our young people. Some 14 000 students from 19 secondary schools across the Banyule and Nillumbik local government areas will benefit from that… Read More »Banyule‑Nillumbik Tech School

Ivanhoe electorate roads

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (13:46:53) — Pedestrians and local residents will be safer with four speed and red‑light cameras to be installed at Rosanna Road intersections by the end of the year, funded by the Andrews Labor government. I am pleased to announce today that contracts for the new cameras have been signed with Sensys Gatso Australia. That is a $900 000 project. The two… Read More »Ivanhoe electorate roads

Macleod College

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (10:05:23) — Macleod families will get the world‑class local school their kids deserve with a re‑elected Andrews Labor government committed to delivering a massive upgrade at Macleod College. We will be investing $4.9 million to upgrade block A, which houses the science and counselling rooms. These tired old classrooms and facilities will be transformed to give students and staff the state‑of‑the‑art… Read More »Macleod College

Viewbank silos

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (14:29:28) — The State government has completed extensive restoration works to repair the three heritage‑listed Viewbank silos, and I was pleased to attend the community’s celebration and to officiate at the rededication last Friday. There was no better place to spend my birthday than with local residents at a celebration of the heritage‑listed Viewbank silos, now looking much better… Read More »Viewbank silos

Ivanhoe electorate infrastructure projects

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (19:03:17) — (14 568) My adjournment matter is for the Treasurer, and the action I seek is that the Treasurer visit the Ivanhoe electorate to review future job and investment opportunities in the Ivanhoe electorate. In particular we could go and meet with some of those who have worked on the $140 million Hurstbridge line track duplication between Heidelberg and Rosanna,… Read More »Ivanhoe electorate infrastructure projects

Banyule Community Health Service

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (13:50:12) — I rise to congratulate and to thank the newly inducted life members of what was in 1975 the West Heidelberg Community Health and Welfare Centre and today is the Banyule Community Health Service: Sister Frances Baum of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus — I want to congratulate her for her life membership of the Banyule… Read More »Banyule Community Health Service

Hurstbridge line level crossing removals

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (14:08:43) — I rise to congratulate the local community on their perseverance, support and hard work in seeing two level crossings removed on the Hurstbridge line and the reopening of train services last Friday. The $395 million project has seen the level crossing removed at Lower Plenty Road, over which some 25 000 cars a day travel. The Grange Road level crossing… Read More »Hurstbridge line level crossing removals

Anzac Day

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (14:46:43) — I want to thank the Ivanhoe community for supporting Anzac Day services locally, in particular Viewbank College, with 1352 students. We had two services there, and I was pleased to participate in those while my staff represented me at Macleod College’s service. I am pleased that our local schools were involved in those services. I also want to… Read More »Anzac Day

Hurstbridge rail line

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (09:55:50) — It is day 12 of the rail occupation and our construction blitz on the Hurstbridge line, a $395 million upgrade in our community, which includes the replacement of the Grange Road level crossing with a rail trench. I want to commend the late member for Northcote, Fiona Richardson, on getting that project moving, and in particular I commend Shaun… Read More »Hurstbridge rail line

Ivanhoe Electorate Schools

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (09:57:32) — Olympic Village Primary School in West Heidelberg is one of six schools across the Ivanhoe electorate sharing in almost $30 million of construction works and upgrades happening right now, thanks to three years of investment by the Andrews Labor government. I was very pleased to be at Olympic Village Primary School last Friday with the federal member for… Read More »Ivanhoe Electorate Schools

Fairy Hills Kindergarten

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (19:20:20) — (13 413) The action I seek for my adjournment matter concerns the Minister for Early Childhood Education in the other place. Can I firstly start by thanking Minister Mikakos for the $350 000 capital grant for Fairy Hills Kindergarten in Ivanhoe, which will go a very long way towards the $450 000 that is required to make it an all‑abilities kindergarten.… Read More »Fairy Hills Kindergarten

Ivanhoe Library

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (19:20:42) — (13 801) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Local Government, and the action I seek is the minister’s support for the Living Libraries Infrastructure program for the Ivanhoe library in my electorate. The Ivanhoe library is a member of the Yarra Plenty Regional Library, which provides library services for some 115 000 members across the Nillumbik, Whittlesea and… Read More »Ivanhoe Library

Ivanhoe Electorate Infrastructure

Mr CARBINES — The $395 million Hurstbridge line upgrade will be concluded by the end of April next year, including boom gates at Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna, and Grange Road, Alphington, a new station at Rosanna and duplicated track between Heidelberg and Rosanna. Not only that, but we have made an announcement for a new $3 million home base for the Victoria State Emergency… Read More »Ivanhoe Electorate Infrastructure

Ivanhoe Electorate Schools

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (09:58:14) — It has been a year of cheer in the Ivanhoe electorate. Can I just say that at Viewbank College, my old school, the $11.5 million new performing arts centre, science, technology, engineering, arts and maths classrooms will open next year and benefit some 1200 students. Rosanna Golf Links Primary School, which is also the regional school for the deaf,… Read More »Ivanhoe Electorate Schools

West Heidelberg Community Legal Service

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (19:03:33) — (13 727) My adjournment matter is for the Attorney‑General, and the action I seek is that he favourably consider the funding applications of the West Heidelberg Community Legal Service in relation to the Community Legal Centre Family Violence Fund 2017–19 and the Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund 2017–19. Members may recall that last year, in the previous funding… Read More »West Heidelberg Community Legal Service

Level Crossing Removals

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (10:04:33) — A major 44‑day construction blitz will fast‑track the Hurstbridge line upgrade, delivering a new track, a new Rosanna station and two level crossing removals six months earlier than planned. I was pleased to join the Minister for Public Transport in Heidelberg to announce that combining two rail closures previously scheduled for January and May 2018 into one… Read More »Level Crossing Removals

Ivanhoe Electorate – Rosanna Road

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (11:48:48) — (13 719) My constituency question is to the Minister for Police, and the information I seek is on the progress of the installation of fixed safety cameras at the intersection of Banyule Road and Rosanna Road. This fixed safety camera site was approved by the independent site selection committee in writing to me in about September, after a… Read More »Ivanhoe Electorate – Rosanna Road

Rosanna Road Safety Initiatives

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (19:15:48) — (13 420) My adjournment item is for the Minister for Police, and the action I seek is for the installation of a fixed road safety camera at the intersection of Rosanna Road and Banyule Road as approved by Victoria Police’s fixed camera site selection committee on 1 September 2017. I would like to draw attention to a letter I… Read More »Rosanna Road Safety Initiatives

Ivanhoe Electorate – Reconciliation Banyule

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (11:58:44) — (13 406) My constituency question is to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, and I seek information on behalf of my constituents, in particular Reconciliation Banyule, on the progress of the treaty process that the minister is overseeing. I note that on 27 October 2017 the minister outlined that recruitment for the Victorian treaty advancement commissioner had officially opened and… Read More »Ivanhoe Electorate – Reconciliation Banyule

Macleod Station Bicycle Parking

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (23:45:10) — (13 302) The item I would like to raise is for the attention of the Minister for Public Transport, and the action I seek is the installation of bicycle loops at Macleod railway station. Speaker, you would be well aware, as a previous member for the suburb of Macleod, which I gratefully inherited from you at the last… Read More »Macleod Station Bicycle Parking

Austin Health

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) — I am pleased to report to the house on some key achievements at Austin Health in 2016–17. Austin Health’s elective surgery list was at an all‑time low with a final figure of 2273, well under the target of 2340. It performed the highest number of elective surgery operations ever, with 12 558 operations. Overall surgery increased 5 per cent from the… Read More »Austin Health

Melbourne Polytechnic

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) — (12 929) My adjournment matter is directed to the Minister for Training and Skills in the other place. The action I seek is for the minister to provide details on how the Andrews government is securing the financial future of Melbourne Polytechnic. In particular, the West Heidelberg campus of Melbourne Polytechnic has suffered very significant cuts — $25 million just in… Read More »Melbourne Polytechnic

Yarra Valley Hockey Club

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) — It is a sporting life in the Ivanhoe electorate. I am pleased to congratulate the Yarra Valley Hockey Club on 40 years of service to the local community. I was at their event on the weekend with the federal member for Jagajaga, Jenny Macklin. I acknowledge the $100 000 contribution from the state government as well as the club’s fantastic… Read More »Yarra Valley Hockey Club

Geoff Delaney Memorial Golf Day

Mr CARBINES — Congratulations to RSL on Bell. We had a great Geoff Delaney Memorial Golf Day at Strathallan Golf Club on the weekend. It went very well, and I commend everyone who was involved in that event.

Heidelberg Historical Society

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) — I would like to pay tribute to the Heidelberg Historical Society on its 50th anniversary and was pleased to attend and speak at its luncheon the other week. The state government provides for the preservation of formal records of our state’s history through institutions such as the Public Records Office Victoria, the State Library of Victoria, the National Gallery… Read More »Heidelberg Historical Society

La Trobe University 50th Anniversary

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) — Thank you, Deputy Speaker, and I congratulate you, the member for Bendigo West, on your election to Deputy Speaker. I quote: The true measure of a university’s greatness is the total effect it has on human welfare and progress. So said Professor David Myers, the founding vice-chancellor of La Trobe University. From 1967 to 2017 — happy 50th birthday, La Trobe University.… Read More »La Trobe University 50th Anniversary

Rosanna Golf Links Primary School

I would just like to commend Kelly Morrow, the principal at Rosanna Golf Links Primary School, where I was pleased to visit with the Premier just last Friday to acknowledge them and provide them with their award for the ResourceSmart Schools 5Star program. In record time the school has moved from two-star to five-star status. They have got a great sustainable… Read More »Rosanna Golf Links Primary School

West Heidelberg Public Housing

One-hundred-and-fifty-four new public housing units have also been announced for the Bell Bardia and Tarakan estates, which Acting Speaker Dixon would know well. I am really pleased that that announcement has been made by the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing; it will make a very big and significant difference to the community of West Heidelberg and particularly to those housing… Read More »West Heidelberg Public Housing

Banyule Community Health

The action I seek is that the Minister for Health visit the Banyule Community Health service in my electorate of Ivanhoe. I just say as a matter of declaration, of course, that my wife, Anita, is also a board member at the Banyule Community Health service. It has campuses in both Greensborough and Heidelberg West. The Heidelberg West campus was… Read More »Banyule Community Health

Darebin Creek Trail

Cyclists are thrilled that after 20 years of campaigning a missing link will be added to the Darebin Creek Trail in Ivanhoe, connecting it to the Main Yarra Trail, Kew East, allowing them to avoid dangerous main roads. The Darebin trail, which runs from Epping to the ring-road in Bundoora, will be extended from the Napier Waller Reserve, Ivanhoe, through the… Read More »Darebin Creek Trail

Heidelberg Police Station

I am very pleased to raise a matter for the Minister for Police. I would like to invite the Minister for Police to visit the Heidelberg police station and meet with my local constituents. When the member for Mulgrave was Leader of the Opposition he launched our policy for police custody officers at Heidelberg courts and Heidelberg police station. There… Read More »Heidelberg Police Station

Northern Football League

I want to congratulate the Northern Football League on another successful season and finals series. Heidelberg won the flag this season 12.13 (85) against Macleod 9.15 (69). I congratulate Heidelberg, where I had the opportunity to play some junior footy a very long time ago, and of course my commiserations go to the great Macleod side, which won the division 1… Read More »Northern Football League

Rosanna Road Safety Initiatives

I rise to thank the Minister for Roads and Road Safety for meeting in my electorate office in Rosanna last Friday with the Honourable Jenny Macklin, MP, federal member for Jagajaga; senior officers from VicRoads; members of the local community group Resolve Rosanna Road, Natasha Reifschneider and George Kio; and local councillor Tom Melican from Banyule City Council. The meeting… Read More »Rosanna Road Safety Initiatives