Mr Pallas (Tarneit) — It gives me pleasure to speak in the grievance debate. I suppose it would go without saying that I cannot leave the Treasurer’s comments without at least reflecting upon his hypocrisy. Let us not forget what the Treasurer said about TAFE..
Mr Pallas (Tarneit) — The matter I wish to raise is for the Minister for Public Transport, and it relates to bus transport services in the local government area of Wyndham. In the Wyndham Weekly of 6 March the Department of Transport stated that bus services to..
The Education Minister, Martin Dixon’s Department have refused to release information about the future of one of Wyndham’s most unnecessary eyesores, the former Glen Devon Primary School site. In response to a freedom of information application from Tarneit MP Tim Pallas, the Department said that..
People in life-threatening emergencies from Wyndham are waiting longer for ambulances under the Baillieu Government, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Health Wade Noonan said. Member for Tarneit Tim Pallas said documents obtained under freedom of information show that waiting times in Werribee had blown out from..
In announcing the projected construction of an interchange at Sneydes Road,Planning Minister Matthew Guy recently asserted that: “Labor had eleven years to build this project, the local member was the Roads Minister, the federal member is the Prime Minister and yet not one cent of..
The future of Melbourne as Australia’s gateway for container shipping will be secured under a plan announced today by the Victorian Labor Opposition. Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews said Labor supported a second container port in the Bay West area as the best option to ensure..
The Victorian Auditor-General has found the Baillieu Government has failed to provide a new budget for the Regional Rail Link (RRL) project for 17 months. Shadow Minister for Major Projects, Tim Pallas, said the Report on the Annual Financial Report stated the Baillieu Government’s inaction..
Road Safety Amendment (Operator Onus) Bill 2012 – Second Reading Speech delivered in Parliament 14 November 2012
Mr PALLAS (Tarneit) — It gives me pleasure to rise to speak on the Road Safety Amendment (Operator Onus) Bill 2012 and also to indicate and reinforce the opposition’s support for this bill. In saying that, the issues associated with operator onus have been vexing..
Werribee employment precinct: development – Adjournment Speech delivered in Parliament 13 November 2012
Mr PALLAS (Tarneit) — The matter I wish to raise is for the Minister for Planning. It concerns the Werribee employment precinct. Over the last two years under the government this matter has been languishing in terms of planning and future direction. The action I ..
QANTAS Airways has announced that it will shed 263 aircraft maintenance jobs from Avalon, despite Premier Baillieu assuring the public that his Government would protect jobs from going interstate, Shadow Minister for Employment, Tim Pallas said today. Joining State Member for Lara John Eren in..
Mr PALLAS (Tarneit) — As the member for Tarneit, with one of the largest growing Indian communities represented in that area, I rise to pass on my condolences on the sad passing of Dr Subhakanta Behera, Indian Consul General to Melbourne, on 9 November. Dr ..
The new development at the Werribee Employment Precinct and Point Cook West announced by the Baillieu Government on Tuesday risks causing further traffic frustration if plans are not made well in advance to ensure that the transport infrastructure is developed along with the business and..
Member for Tarneit, Tim Pallas today released participation statistics for women in the electorate of Tarneit who participate in the free BreastScreen program. “I am encouraged that 50% of women in Tarneit are having a regular mammogram every two years,” said Mr Pallas. “This is..
Natalie Hutchins, Member for Keilor, Marlene Kairouz, Member for Kororoit and TimPallas, Member for Tarneit attended the Dushera Festival at the Rockbank Templeon Sunday. The Dushera Festival is one of the largest events in the Indian Community. Dushera iscelebrated to mark victory of good over..
Tobacco Amendment (Smoking at patrolled beaches) Bill 2012 – Second Reading Speech delivered in Parliament 25 October 2012
Mr PALLAS (Tarneit) — I rise to speak on this bill, which Labor does not oppose. We acknowledge that there are public health benefits associated with the introduction of the bill, but quite frankly we would not want to overstate them in the sense that ..
Gujarati community: Dandiya dance evening – Member’s Statement delivered in Parliament 24 October 2012
Mr PALLAS (Tarneit) — I am pleased to report on a number of festivals in my local community which highlight the vibrant multicultural environment that exists within my electorate of Tarneit. On Friday night I had the pleasure of attending the local Gujarati community’s Dandiya dance ..
Mr PALLAS (Tarneit) — On Saturday I attended the Bengali Durga Puja Festival, hosted by the Bengali Society of Melbourne and held over two days last weekend. This is a festival that has been held unbroken by the Bengali communities of both India and Bangladesh..
Road Management Amendment (Peninsula link) Bill 2012 – Second Reading Speech delivered in Parliament 24 October 2012
Mr PALLAS (Tarneit) — It gives me great pleasure to speak in support of the Road Management Amendment (Peninsula Link) Bill 2012 and this great project, which I think few would dispute is necessary for not only the long-term vitality of the Mornington Peninsula but also..