Automotive Industry

October 16, 2014  |  Members Statements

I condemn the Federal Coalition Government for voting to rip half a billion dollars from the auto industry.


October 16, 2014  |  Members Statements

Only 53 days before the election, the Napthine government finally released its jobs plan

Cybersecurity Strategy

October 15, 2014  |  Adjournment

The government is yet to release the government's cybersecurity strategy.

Submarine manufacture

September 18, 2014  |  Members Statements

I urge the federal government to keep its pre-election commitment and build Australia's next fleet of submarines in Australia.

Public Transport

September 18, 2014  |  Members Statements

I condemn the Napthine government for the increase in acute overcrowding on Melbourne's trains and trams, with data showing that nearly one in two commuters travel on overcrowded trains and trams during peak times.

Automotive Industry

September 18, 2014  |  Members Statements

In a members statement yesterday I warned about the dire consequences of the Abbott government's axing of the $500 million fund provided to the automotive manufacturing industry by the previous federal government. Within 4 hours of my making that members statement the media began to report that Holden was planning on cutting 300 jobs by the end of the year, well before originally expected.

Resources Legislation Amendment (BTEX Prohibition and Other Matters) Bill 2014

September 18, 2014  |  Second Reading

The Resources Legislation Amendment (BTEX Prohibition and Other Matters) Bill 2014 amends the licensing system for mineral exploration and in particular restricts the adding of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene (BTEX) chemicals to hydraulic fracturing fluids.

Bruck Textiles

June 26, 2014  |  Adjournment

I The federal government is axing the clothing and household textile building innovative capability scheme.

Webb Dock Development

June 11, 2014  |  Adjournment

I raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Manufacturing, Mr Hodgett. The Age of 21 April reported that a group of local manufacturers, including Portland-based Keppel Prince from the Premier's own electorate, had missed out on work from the $1.6 billion Webb
Dock expansion.

Black Cab Trial

May 6, 2014  |  Adjournment

The Taxi Services Commission (TSC) is closely
monitoring the trial of London cabs (TX4) in Perth, Western Australia and is inregular contact with the Department of Transport's trial project manager.

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