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Loneliness Motion

Loneliness Motion

Mr BARTON (Eastern Metropolitan) (16:29): I rise to speak on Ms Patten’s motion on loneliness. I will be supporting this motion today. I think this motion is more important than ever. More than one-quarter of Australians have experienced loneliness for the first time...
Coercive Control and Family Violence Motion

Coercive Control and Family Violence Motion

Mr BARTON (Eastern Metropolitan) (14:44): I rise to speak on Ms Maxwell’s motion on coercive control and family violence. I will be supporting this motion today. Coercive control is a pattern of domination that includes tactics to isolate, degrade, exploit and control...
Use of Whips in Horse Racing

Use of Whips in Horse Racing

Today, Rod supported the motion to further the conversation on whipping in horse racing. See speech here: I rise to speak on Motion 619 regarding the use of whips in horse racing. I will be supporting this motion today. Racing Victoria’s Chief Executive, Giles...
Motion – Group Voting Tickets

Motion – Group Voting Tickets

Mr BARTON (Eastern Metropolitan) (15:44): I have to say that seeing this motion did make me laugh. I laughed at the hypocrisy. The Greens would have you believe that this crossbench is undermining our democracy. This could not be further from the truth. Back in 2006...