Open Courts and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2018

Open Courts and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2018 Second reading 19 September 2018 Mr PESUTTO (Hawthorn) (12:36:09) — I am pleased to be able to rise this afternoon to speak on the Open Courts and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2018. It is a bill that, as the house has been advised by...
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Daniel Andrews’ Red Shirts cover up now $1.3 million and counting

In the annual Ombudsman report released today it has been revealed that Labor’s attempted cover up of their Red Shirts rorts has cost taxpayers an eye-watering $878,855. The report also revealed that staff costs were $744,862 and external legal costs were $133,993. This $878,855...
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Uproar over mobile works

18 Sep 2018 • Progress Leader, Melbourne (General News) by Anthony Piovesan Anger at TPG plan for antennas on heritage street in Hawthorn Hawthorn residents say they are shocked by a TPG plan to stick up antennas and other mobile infrastructure on a street covered by heritage...
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Daniel Andrews’ delay means first responders are without protections they deserve

  Reports that two police officers were attacked overnight is a troubling reminder of Daniel Andrews’ failure to bring in tougher sentencing laws to deal with attacks on our first responders. Following the public uproar in May over light sentences for the offenders who...
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Fourth anniversary of the most expensive lie in Victorian history

Four years ago today Daniel Andrews relied on “high-level legal advice” from Ray Finkelstein, Richard Niall QC and Siobhan Keating regarding the East West Link contract. Daniel Andrews claimed the East West Link contract ‘wasn’t worth the paper it was written on.’ That cost...
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Can Victorian victims of crime trust Daniel Andrews with their private information?

Victorians who have been victims of crime will be rightly concerned about their private information being used for political purposes by the Andrews Labor Government. The Attorney-General, who is himself facing the possibility of a police investigation by the Fraud and Extortion...
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Leader of the Opposition: Points of order

Leader of the Opposition: Points of order 06 September 2018 Mr Pesutto — On a point of order, Speaker, we sat — Mr Richardson interjected. The SPEAKER — Does the member have a point of order? Mr Pesutto — Yes, I do. I was just waiting for my good colleague over there on the other...
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Production of documents

Production of documents 06 September 2018 Mr Pesutto— (Hawthorn) (10:28:13) — I am reminded today of what the English language’s greatest exponent, Shakespeare, meant when he talked about ‘the insolence of office’ because we have a government that does not feel...
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Production of documents: Points of order

Production of documents: Points of order 06 September 2018 Mr Pesutto—  On a point of order, Speaker, the minister is straying from the motion and making imputations about the Leader of the Opposition. I ask you to get her to withdraw and focus on the motion.
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Production of documents: Points of order

Production of documents: Points of order 06 September 2018 Mr Pesutto— On a point of order, Speaker, on relevance, it was the government that released these documents to the world at large, and we will not sit here and be lectured by those opposite. It was only our efforts that...
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