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Australia Day

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — It gives me great pleasure to rise and acknowledge the Australia Day award recipients for the City of Kingston and pay tribute to those who received recognition. The City of Kingston, like so many municipalities across the south-eastern suburbs, has an array..

Racial and Religious Tolerance

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — I want to raise and address some of the comments made in and the coverage of the recent US presidential debate, particularly the demonisation of a particular religion — Muslims generally — and some of the hate-filled speeches made at rallies across our country..

Mordialloc Electorate Sports Facilities

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — I raise an adjournment matter for the Minister for Sport. The action I seek is that the minister visit two sporting precincts in my electorate, Gerry Green Reserve and the Edithvale Aspendale Sporting Club precinct, to hear from club representatives about the..

Chelsea and Chelsea Heights Kindergartens

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — I raise a matter this evening for the Minister for Families and Children. The action I seek is that the minister approve a funding swap arrangement between Chelsea Heights Kindergarten and Chelsea Heights Primary School which was put forward by the Kingston..

Education Funding

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — It gives me great pleasure to rise, leading up to the end of the first year of the Andrews Labor government, to reflect on the government’s contributions to education in our community. One fundamental commitment that we made leading into the 2014..

Level Crossings

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — I raise a matter for the Minister for Public Transport. The action I seek is for the minister to commence community consultations in the next few months on the Cheltenham to Frankston railway level crossing removals to better understand the needs of..

Mordialloc Creek

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — I raise a matter for the Minister for Ports. The action I seek is that the minister investigate the replacement of wave baffles at the entrance of Mordialloc Creek to improve safety and protect assets as a high priority. The Mordialloc Creek..

Level Crossings

Mr RICHARDSON — On a lighter note, it was wonderful to join the Premier and the Minister for Public Transport out in Carrum to announce that construction will start by 2018 on the removal of three dangerous level crossings in my electorate, being at Charman Road,..

Member for Bass Comments

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — I was going to briefly touch on a level crossing announcement in my electorate, but I thought I would just address the comments of the member for Bass, who engaged in a sensationalist rant devoid of facts and devoid of any evidence..

Yarrabah School

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — I raise a matter for the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing. The action I seek is for the minister to visit Yarrabah School in Aspendale and to provide an update on the rollout of the national disability insurance scheme (NDIS) across..

Edithvale Aspendale Sporting Club

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — It was a pleasure to attend the Edithvale Aspendale Sporting Club presentation night last Friday. It has been a successful year for Edithvale-Aspendale Football Netball Club, with a growing list of young footballers and netballers coming through and supporting it. The football..

Chelsea Police Station

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — I raise a matter for the Minister for Police. The action I seek is that the minister visit the Chelsea police station to hear from local police officers and get an update on some of the priorities in my local area. Victoria..

Family Violence

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — Recently I had the privilege and honour of attending a family violence prevention forum at the Carrum Bowling Club alongside my parliamentary colleague the member for Carrum. It was a powerful night. It was a night of learning and an opportunity for..

Kingston Automotive Parts Workers

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — I raise a matter for the Minister for Industry. The action I seek is for the minister to work with the federal government and the new Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, to provide the necessary support for component part manufacturing workers in the..

Education Funding

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — It gives me great pleasure to rise to speak on education from a policy standpoint and to talk about two key pillars of education: capital funding and the resourcing of our schools. I have sat in this place for the duration of..

Country Fire Authority Edithvale Brigade

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — It was an honour to visit the Edithvale Country Fire Authority (CFA) brigade recently for its 90th anniversary and reunion of past members. I begin by paying tribute to those wonderful past members who have served at the brigade over a number of..

Kingston Coastal Management Plan

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — I raise a matter for the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water. The action I seek is for the minister to work with Kingston City Council to amend its Coastal Management Plan 2014 to respond to the concerns about its potential..

Mordialloc College

Mr RICHARDSON — Recently I also attended Mordialloc College with the Premier to have a tour of the school, to which we have committed and funded $4.5 million to upgrade facilities. This is a fantastic school with 620 students, and it is estimated to go towards 900 over..