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Drug & Alcohol Services

Drug & Alcohol Services

Mr BARTON (Eastern Metropolitan) (15:14): My question is to the Attorney-General, representing the Minister for Mental Health, Minister Merlino. The number of Australians drinking alcohol increased for the first time in four years last year. A survey by the Victorian...
EDVOS – Family Violence Service

EDVOS – Family Violence Service

Today Rod met with the CEO of EDVOS, Janene Evans, to discuss the upcoming Liquor Control Reform Amendment Bill 2021.  EDVOS is a specialist family violence service in the eastern metropolitan region of Melbourne. They are a not-for-profit organisation that provide a...

QUESTION – Family and Domestic Violence Funding

Mr BARTON (Eastern Metropolitan) (12:16): My question is to the Minister for Prevention of Family Violence represented by the Minister for Health. I am concerned that many of the frontline agencies for family and domestic violence in the eastern suburbs, and possibly...
Spotlight firmly on hidden homelessness in Victoria

Spotlight firmly on hidden homelessness in Victoria

A full investigation into the causes of and measures needed to combat the hidden problem of homelessness  will be undertaken in Victoria.  Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne member Rod Barton presented a motion today calling for independent analysis of the changing scale...
Spotlight firmly on hidden homelessness in Victoria

MOTION – Inquiry in homelessness in Victoria

Mr  BARTON  (Eastern Metropolitan) (09:44:45): I move: That this house requires the Legal and Social Issues Committee to inquire into, consider and report, within 12 months, on the state of homelessness in Victoria, and in particular, the committee should: (1) provide...