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Business Acceleration Fund

Business Acceleration Fund

My adjournment this evening is for the Assistant Treasurer. The government has allocated further funding to the Business Acceleration Fund, previously named the Regulatory Reform Incentive Fund. My understanding is that this fund is aimed at reducing the regulatory...
Integrity agency funding

Integrity agency funding

This is a serious matter, so I went and sought some advice from the very integrity agencies we are talking about and also the Law Institute of Victoria, and I have concluded this motion is very concerning. It essentially seeks to undermine and inappropriately fetter...
Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment and Prevention

Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment and Prevention

My question is for the minister representing the Minister for Health. This year’s budget results in an 11.2 per cent cut from the revised budget figures for alcohol and other drug treatment and prevention, equating to $39.8 million taken away from services which...
Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority

Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority

Members will know that the inspector-general for emergency management, IGEM, monitors ESTA’s performance against the determined standards for ESTA’s call taking and dispatch operations, including a primary benchmark of answering 90 per cent of emergency ambulance...
Yarrunga Community Centre

Yarrunga Community Centre

The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council the need for a bus stop for the Yarrunga Community Centre on Croydon Hills Drive in Croydon Hills, located on the outer east of Melbourne, within the Maroondah...
Small Business Support

Small Business Support

Mr BARTON (Eastern Metropolitan) (11:42): My question today is for Minister Pulford, the Minister for Small Business. COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on small businesses, whether you are in the transport, hospitality, manufacturing or specialised services. Some...