Electorate News and Issues

Government should release interchange report

Government should release Box Hill Transport Interchange report

The State Government is refusing to release a long-awaited report into upgrading the Box Hill Transport Interchange. The report by a ministerial advisory group was handed to the Minister for Public Transport earlier this year, ... Read More
Koonung Secondary College

Call for help for Koonung Secondary College’s ageing facilities

Koonung Secondary College is a great school, but it is suffering badly from water leakage and drainage problems due to its ageing facilities. In Parliament last week, I called on the Minister for Education to ... Read More
Mont Albert Primary School centenary open day

Mont Albert Primary School hosts Centenary Open Day

Congratulations to all involved with MAPS Centenary 2017 on Mont Albert Primary School's Centenary Open Day. It was a wonderful day for past and current students, teachers and parents, with plenty of memorabilia, guided tours ... Read More
Blackburn commuters left high and dry

Blackburn Station underpass floods again

The Blackburn Station underpass has flooded yet again, and there are a lot of questions the government needs to answer about what happened and why it caused such disruption. Why were the temporary pumps inadequate ... Read More
Koonung Secondary Collage ANZAC school assembly 2017

Koonung Secondary College commemorates ANZAC sacrifices

It was an honour to join school captains Gareth Clauson and Lauren Sharpe and other school leaders, guest and students at Koonung Secondary College's ANZAC day assembly this morning. It was an occasion to reflect ... Read More
Government forcing more density onto our suburbs

Government forcing more density onto our suburbs

The recent changes to planning laws made by the Andrews government are designed to force even more development density into established suburbs. The changes include removing the current two dwellings per block limit in Neighbourhood ... Read More
Crime up 20% - time for more police and stronger laws

Crime up again – we need more police and stronger laws

It's no wonder people no longer feel safe, with crime in Victoria up 10.2% last year and up 20.2% since 2014. That’s 250 more crimes being committed in Victoria EVERY DAY. Nowhere is spared. In ... Read More
Mont Albert Primary School Centenary logo

Mont Albert Primary School sets centenary celebration dates

This year Mont Albert Primary School is celebrating its biggest year in 100 years – its centenary! The Centenary Open Day has now been set for Friday, 5th May, while the school's big celebration party ... Read More
Lift stays broken at transport interchange

Action needed to fix Box Hill Transport Interchange

The escalator to the bus terminus at the Box Hill transport interchange has been broken for more than a week, and there’s no sign of any action to fix it. Commuters are having to trudge ... Read More
Box Hill remembers world war one sacrifice

Box Hill remembers World War One sacrifice

Today’s Remembrance Day service in Box Hill Gardens saw the unveiling of a new plaque to commemorate all who served in World War One. The plaque was unveiled by Ellen Martin and James Garner-Drummond, students ... Read More
Government must halt devastation

Government must halt Blackburn destruction

In Parliament this week, I called on the state government to stop their needless destruction of South Parade and along the rail reservation, and listen to the community. Here's what I said: “I raise with ... Read More

Mont Albert Primary School – turning 100 next year

School's back for Term 4, and the staff and students at Mont Albert Primary School are busy planning for next year when their school turns 100. I was delighted to visit the school last week ... Read More