Karen Marie Overington

Karen Marie Overington

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I rise to add some personal reflections on the condolence motion for the former member for Ballarat West, Karen Overington. It is humbling to follow so many members who clearly have so many great memories of their time working with Karen. I did not have the opportunity to serve in this place with Karen; however, I was able to work… Read More »Karen Marie Overington

Planning: Ivanhoe structure plan

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The matter I raise is for the attention of the Minister for Planning. The action I seek is that the minister meet with the Save Ivanhoe group and attend a neighbourhood walk through the streets of Ivanhoe. A number of residents have raised concerns about the Ivanhoe structure plan. A draft of the plan was recently released by Banyule City… Read More »Planning: Ivanhoe structure plan

Kokoda Trail: tribute

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I rise to acknowledge the great sacrifice and achievements of the Australian servicemen who in 1942 fought for their country, for their families and for freedom on the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. Over eight days last month I was humbled to walk in their footsteps from Owers Corner to Kokoda, to learn something of their courage and fortitude… Read More »Kokoda Trail: tribute

Banyule Homestead: future

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I rise to voice my support and the support of the residents of the Ivanhoe electorate for the Banyule Homestead at 60 Buckingham Drive, Heidelberg. There is a potential land grab and development that would ruin the integrity of the site. The property is located on the eastern side of the road and is one of the most prominent sites… Read More »Banyule Homestead: future

Housing: Heidelberg West

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I raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Housing. The action I seek is for the minister to attend a Heidelberg West Neighbourhood Renewal Steering Committee meeting at the committee IT hub in Heidelberg West. We meet monthly on Thursday afternoons from about 4.30 pm until 6.30 p.m. Those meetings cover a range of issues, and obviously… Read More »Housing: Heidelberg West

Children: Take a Break program

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I raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development, and the action I seek is for the minister to visit my electorate and meet with representatives of the Heidelberg Occasional Care Centre. There are significant concerns held with regard to cuts to the occasional child-care funding, which has in the past amounted to… Read More »Children: Take a Break program

Victorian Urban Development Authority Amendment (Urban Renewal Authority Victoria) Bill 2011

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I am pleased to speak on the Victorian Urban Development Authority Amendment (Urban Renewal Authority Victoria) Bill 2011. As with a number of other bills on which I have recently spoken, I think it is important to make sure that we are relating our comments back to what is important to the aspirations and desires of the people in our… Read More »Victorian Urban Development Authority Amendment (Urban Renewal Authority Victoria) Bill 2011

Soccer: United Through Football program

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On Sunday, 5 June, I attended the launch of the United Through Football program at Cartledge Reserve, Ivanhoe, home of the Heidelberg Stars Soccer Club. It was a great launch of the program, which is run collaboratively by Football Federation Victoria, VicHealth and affiliated soccer clubs. It aims to increase the capacity of FFV, local clubs and community organisations to… Read More »Soccer: United Through Football program

City of Banyule: volunteer awards

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Banyule City Council celebrated its local volunteers at the 2011 community volunteer awards at the great hall of the Centre Ivanhoe last month. I was pleased to attend and host a table of volunteers. Thirteen winners were named across five categories and were presented with their prizes by master of ceremonies Dave O’Neil. This year 47 organisations and individuals were… Read More »City of Banyule: volunteer awards

Schools: Ivanhoe electorate

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I wish to raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Education. The action I seek is for the minister to commit to a full and open public consultation process regarding the future use of land at Haig Street Primary School, Bellfield Primary School and Banksia-La Trobe Secondary College in my electorate of Ivanhoe. These school sites are… Read More »Schools: Ivanhoe electorate

Police: West Heidelberg

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I rise to again raise the community’s concerns in regard to the West Heidelberg police station. I finally received a letter from the Minister for Police and Emergency Services at the behest of you, Speaker, but some two months later, in reply to an adjournment matter I raised eight weeks ago. The letter confirmed the fears of the community and… Read More »Police: West Heidelberg

Residential Tenancies Amendment (Public Housing) Bill 2011 Part 2

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I am pleased to rise to continue my contribution on the Residential Tenancies Amendment (Public Housing) Bill 2011. In relation to indictable offences power will be given to the director of housing to evict people from their properties. In the broader context, some of these matters go to the amenity of local residents in relation to where they live and… Read More »Residential Tenancies Amendment (Public Housing) Bill 2011 Part 2

Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

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I am pleased to rise to speak on the Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2011. Everyone in this house clearly abhors violence. Unfortunately a lot of antisocial behaviour and violence is the result of excessive consumption of alcohol, and we often see it in public places. The opposition does not oppose the bill. In government we worked hard to address matters… Read More »Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

Olympic Adult Education

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I rise to acknowledge the great work of Olympic Adult Education, West Heidelberg’s own neighbourhood house, based in my electorate of Ivanhoe. Last Sunday, 26 February, Olympic Adult Education staff members, students and volunteers ran the sausage sizzle at the local Bunnings store across the Darebin Creek boundary I share with the member for Preston. I also volunteered a couple… Read More »Olympic Adult Education

Police: West Heidelberg

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The matter I raise is directed to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. The action I seek from the minister is the reopening of the West Heidelberg police station in Altona Street. I will make just a few points about this very serious matter that affects the residents and community of not only where I have served as a… Read More »Police: West Heidelberg

Australia Day: Jagajaga federal electorate

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I rise to address the house about the 2011 Jagajaga community Australia Day awards. These awards were hosted by our local federal member for Jagajaga, the Honourable Jenny Macklin, MP. For nearly 20 years these awards have recognised the outstanding contribution of many citizens in our community, including the Ivanhoe electorate. Award recipients are nominated by their peers, and I… Read More »Australia Day: Jagajaga federal electorate

Address-in-reply

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Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) — Deputy Speaker, I congratulate you on your election. I am sure the people of the Evelyn electorate will be pleased. … if I think a thing is worth fighting for, no matter what the penalty is, I will fight for the right … So said Labor Prime Minister Ben Chifley. I come to this place as… Read More »Address-in-reply