Tuesday, 7 February 2023





Anthony CARBINES (Ivanhoe – Minister for Police, Minister for Crime Prevention, Minister for Racing) (19:36): I will certainly ensure that ministers respond to the range of requests and actions that have been asked in the adjournment debate. But just to cover off on some of those, the member for Eildon asked an action of the Minister for Environment to work with the Mansfield Shire Council to seal Walshs Road in Goughs Bay. I note the member for Eildon has left the chamber.

The member for Wendouree raised an adjournment matter for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and the action she sought was to provide an update on the progress of the Keeping Ballarat Moving project – the some $60 million in intersection upgrades from the Andrews government across the Ballarat community. The member for Benambra asked an action of the Minister for Health regarding immediate solutions to matters at the Albury-Wodonga hospital. The member for Mordialloc raised a matter for the attention of the Minister for Education, the action being to visit Mordialloc College and to discuss the next stage of works there. The member for Lowan raised an adjournment for the Minister for Health, and the action there was to urgently intervene on contract negotiations at Grampians Health for medical professionals.

Emma Kealy interjected.

Anthony CARBINES: As long as I don’t have to spell it.

The member for Bass raised a matter for the Minister for Ports and Freight, and the action there was to provide an update on the $9.5 million election commitment for the Warneet jetties, a significant commitment in the electorate of Bass. The member for Brunswick raised a matter for the Minister for Public Transport seeking action to ban unhealthy food and drink advertising. The member for Northcote raised a matter for action by the Minister for Education to join her in her electorate at Preston South Primary School for the opening of those new facilities.

The member for Polwarth raised an action for the Minister for Health to come to the Geelong region to explain to the community maternity services changes at Epworth private hospital. The member for Narre Warren South raised an action for the Minister for the State Electricity Commission to provide any and further information on how the return of the State Electricity Commission will benefit his constituents in the mighty electorate of Narre Warren South.

I will ensure that ministers respond on those action items to members.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER: Thank you, Minister. The house now stands adjourned.

House adjourned 7:39 pm.