The rocket in Central Gardens has been a defining feature of that park for decades. So much so that we have all come to know it as “Rocket Park”.
Boroondara Council is currently planning to renew the playground in Central Gardens. Community consultation has been via online survey and an on-site drop-in session on Thursday, 11 February. The preservation and safe operation of the historic and much-loved rocket should be our priority. I am reliably informed that the rocket is highly likely to stay.
I will provide you with an update when I know more. Follow my social media pages or contact my office if you have any questions. For more information from the Council visit this page.
Back in the Chamber
Last week, it was a pleasure to be back in Parliament proudly speaking on the Spent Convictions Bill.
I noted that Victoria is the only Australian state with no legislated approach to protect individuals from needing to disclose old or minor convictions.
The requirement to continually disclose minor convictions can have a perpetually harmful effect on a previous offender’s chance of obtaining employment, training and housing.
In a fair and humane justice system, people deserve a second chance. The point of conviction and incarceration is not only to punish and to deter – but, wherever reasonably possible, to also rehabilitate. The Spent Convictions Bill will make our system, here in Victoria, more equitable.
June 27, 2022 - Parliament
It gives me pleasure to speak on the Children and Health Legislation Amendment (Statement of Recognition and Other Matters) Bill 2022. This is a bill that will amend multiple acts in order to strengthen the regulatory framework around Aboriginal self-determination in Victoria. I want to...
June 10, 2022 - Parliament
In this weeks Members Statement, I discussed the climate crisis and what our Government is doing about it.
June 9, 2022 - Parliament
I am delighted to be following the member for Sandringham in these matters. It gives me pleasure to speak on the State Taxation and Treasury Legislation Amendment Bill 2022. We all know about the Andrews Labor government’s record on the implementation of a progressive taxation...
May 30, 2022 - Parliament
In my inaugural speech to the Parliament, I explained my vision for Hawthorn, a vision honed over a life spent in Catholic education, and whilst I have always found it my role to educate and instill a moral compass in our best and brightest it...
April 14, 2022 - Parliament
I was going to begin with a text for today, but I really cannot let the member for Gembrook get too far away there. I just want to talk about elephants briefly—it is the concept of the elephant in the room. When I hear this...
April 4, 2022 - Parliament
Watch my speech on the Gambling and Liquor Legislation Amendment Bill below.
March 18, 2022 - Parliament
As a former officer in the RAAF, I was especially delighted to be given the honour of representing the government at the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin. It was a timely reminder that many Australians have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our...
November 29, 2021 - Parliament
Adapted from John Kennedy’s Speech to the Legislative Assembly on 17 November 2021 The Attorney-General’s question and answer document states: ‘We will better balance the right to equality with the right to religious freedom, ensuring protection and promotion of both rights.’ There are colleagues better...