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Oaths and Affirmations Bill 2017

Council’s amendments 21 February 2018 Mr PESUTTO (Hawthorn) (10:53:34) — The opposition will not oppose these amendments, but we want to place on record our concerns about the business program of this government. This is not the only piece of legislation that has been...
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Firearms Amendment Bill 2017

Points of order 08 February 2018 Mr PESUTTO— On a point of order, Acting Speaker, I, my family, my parents and my relatives are very proud of our Italian background. I take great offence to the suggestion from the minister that I am somehow in the pockets of organised crime. I...
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Questions without notice and ministers statements

Points of Order 07 February 2018 Mr PESUTTO — On a point of order, Speaker, on relevance, the chief commissioner has been crying out for more statutory minimum sentences. He has said that publicly. He wants the government to step up and deliver statutory minimum sentences. Now,...
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Mandatory sentencing

Questions without notice and ministers statements 07 February 2018 Mr PESUTTO (Hawthorn) (11:19:44) — My question is to the Premier. On 23 January, when asked if he supported statutory minimum sentences for some serious crimes, the chief commissioner said: In some cases...
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Justice Legislation Amendment (Victims) Bill 2017

06 February 2018 Second Reading Mr PESUTTO (Hawthorn) (16:18:18) — I am pleased to be able to rise and speak this afternoon on the Justice Legislation Amendment (Victims) Bill 2017. It is of course a bill which covers a range of different matters and brings them all together in...
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Bail Amendment (Stage Two) Bill 2017

06 February 2018 Second Reading Mr PESUTTO (Hawthorn) (18:15:08) — I am pleased this evening to be able to rise and speak on the Bail Amendment (Stage Two) Bill 2017. I wish at the outset to circulate some amendments. Under standing orders I wish to advise the house of amendments...
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Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

14 December 2017 Final Report – Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Mr PESUTTO (Hawthorn) (09:36:56) — I, on behalf of the opposition parties, welcome the comments by the Attorney-General. The handing down of this report tomorrow marks a...
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Public Sector Funding and Employment

14 December 2017 Public Sector Funding and Employment Mr PESUTTO (Hawthorn) (10:24:20) — I was going to go out to get a coffee, Acting Speaker. I thought the previous speaker would take up the other 20 minutes. What a stunt. What a lie. If I could talk to the good people of...
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Swinburne University of Technology

13 December 2017 Members Statements Mr Pesutto (Hawthorn) (09:56:45) — I congratulate Swinburne University of Technology’s chancellor, Graham Goldsmith, the vice-chancellor, Linda Kristjanson, the director of multicultural engagement, Chin Tan, and the entire Swinburne...
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John Frewen

13 December 2017 Members Statements Mr Pesutto — I wish for this Parliament to note the passing of Major John Frewen, a stalwart of my local community and the veterans community. John passed away on 4 December 2017. He was a devoted and loving husband of Louise and a very proud...
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Bourke Street tragedy

Questions without notice and ministers statements 30 November 2017 Mr Pesutto (Hawthorn) (11:01:27) — My question is for the Premier. In the face of scathing criticism by the Supreme Court, how can you explain to the victims, families and broader community affected by the Bourke...
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Justices of the peace

Members statements 30 November 2017 Mr Pesutto (Hawthorn) (10:03:45) — On behalf of the member for Ripon, the Leader of the Opposition and myself, I am very pleased this morning to take up the cause of the Buloke branch of the Royal Victorian Association of Honorary Justices. Its...
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