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SNOWY HYDRO LIMITED TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (10:38:17) — I move: That under section 6(2A) of the Snowy Hydro Corporatisation Act 1997, the transfer of the state of Victoria’s interest in Snowy Hydro Limited, held by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria, to the Commonwealth of Australia be approved. In speaking to..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS Weerama Festival

Mr PALLAS (Werribee) (09:37:56) — I rise to acknowledge to the house the 40th annual celebration of the Weerama Festival in my electorate of Werribee. It was great to be with the community on this fabulous day as it celebrated local culture and talent. Weerama means ‘to..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS Jennie Barrera

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:42:29) — Tomorrow is International Women’s Day and I rise to recognise the wonderful contribution of Jennie Barrera, an outstanding humanitarian in my community of Werribee. Werribee is home to some extraordinary women — women of remarkable strength, compassion and achievement. Jenny Barrera is one..

ENGINEERS REGISTRATION BILL 2018 Second reading

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (10:56:41) — I move: That this bill be now read a second time. Speech as follows incorporated into Hansard under standing orders: Prior to the 2014 election, the Victorian Labor government committed to: ‘work with relevant stakeholders on the introduction of a mandatory, statutory..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS West Gate tunnel project

Mr PALLAS — Secondly, I would like to quote constituent Sam DiBlasi’s views on the West Gate tunnel. Sam writes: As a long‑time resident of Werribee, I’ve seen the growth of our local community in Wyndham. With this growth comes increased traffic, yet we still have the..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:38:26) — I am delighted to inform the house that on 16 February I attended the opening of St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee. The hospital will employ around 350 staff and provide health services for up to 16 000 people living and working in Wyndham. I am thrilled that..

Member’s statement-Shared Facilities Fund

I rise to inform the house of my recent visits to Werribee Secondary College and Manor Lakes College where I announced funding for two projects through the Shared Facilities Fund. Just four years ago, I conveyed to the house the concern of parents I had..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS Karen language teaching

Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:44:14) — I rise to inform the house about a recent celebration of the inaugural graduating class of Victorian certificate of education (VCE) Karen students. The event was held at the Victorian School of Languages (VSL) centre in Werribee. I also had the pleasure..