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Members Statement: Western Suburbs Employment

Mr NOONAN (Williamstown) (14:08:42) — I rise to acknowledge the extraordinary contribution and leadership of Berry Street CEO Sandie de Wolf, who will retire from her position on 8 December after 26 years in the role. Sandie has committed her life to vulnerable children and families, commencing her career as..

Members Statement: Sandie de Wolf

Mr NOONAN (Williamstown) (14:08:42) — I rise to acknowledge the extraordinary contribution and leadership of Berry Street CEO Sandie de Wolf, who will retire from her position on 8 December after 26 years in the role. Sandie has committed her life to vulnerable children and families, commencing her career as..

Members Statement: Ambulance Services

Mr NOONAN (Williamstown) (15:50:41) — Today I rise to commend Ambulance Victoria for the life-saving work they do and the Andrews Labor government for investing in the ambulance service and improving code 1 response times. We all know that paramedics save lives; however, their ability to do this is..

Members Statement: Hobsons Bay Community Fund

Mr NOONAN (Williamstown) (10:00:50) — I rise to acknowledge the significant support that the Hobsons Bay Community Fund has granted to so many local community organisations. The fund is a perpetual philanthropic fund established in 2006 to strengthen social inclusion in the community. The fund relies on contributions..

Members Statement: Automotive Industry

Mr NOONAN (Williamstown) (09:45:34) — Earlier this month marked a sad day for the Victorian manufacturing sector, with the closure of Toyota’s assembly line in Altona. This will be a difficult time for thousands of Victorians, many of whom have spent most of their working lives building motor..

Members Statement: School breakfast clubs

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — One of the unsung investments of the Andrews government is the $13.7 million to establish the school breakfast clubs program for 500 of the most disadvantaged government primary schools in Victoria over four years. The program is managed by Foodbank..

Ministers statements: Melbourne Metro rail project

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I am very pleased to follow the Premier to talk about the transformational jobs that are coming in the member for Melbourne’s electorate with the Melbourne Metro Tunnel. As we know, it is the biggest public transport project..

Ministers statements: unconventional gas

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Resources) — August marks a very important milestone for it is one year since the Premier announced a permanent ban on fracking in Victoria, a ban forever. No more uncertainty, no more doubt — just a clear decision to ban fracking, delivered by a Labor..

Members Statement: Altona North Shared Trail

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — Sunday, 30 July 2017, marked National Tree Day and the opening of the new shared trail between Barnes Road and Blackshaws Road in Altona North along Lower Kororoit Creek. This section of trail was made possible by a substantial donation by..

Members Statement: Queen’s Birthday Honours

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — Today I rise to congratulate two members of the Williamstown electorate who have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours, both being awarded the Order of Australia Medal. During her 99 years of life Ella Bambery has had a huge impact..

Ministers statements: aviation industry

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I am very pleased to rise and update the house on the importance of the aviation industry to the Victorian economy and, of course, jobs. Victoria’s aviation industry is worth more than $1 billion to the state’s economy, and that is..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: Williamstown Cemetery

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I rise today to recognise the significant work undertaken by the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust and Victoria’s Heritage Restoration Fund to refurbish the Williamstown Cemetery fountain. The fountain was constructed in 1892 in loving memory of Agnes White, nee Turnbull,..

Ministers statements: gas supply

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I rise today to provide some further information on the actions the Andrews government is taking to protect jobs and address the failure of the national gas market. We are very proud of our manufacturing sector here in Victoria, and..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: ST MARY’S PRIMARY SCHOOL WILLIAMSTOWN

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — Very few organisations and groups ever get to celebrate a 175th anniversary. In Victoria this exclusive group includes the likes of the Melbourne Cricket Club and the Supreme Court. This year our very own St Mary’s Catholic primary school in Williamstown..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: SPOTSWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — Today I rise to congratulate Spotswood Primary School on being allocated $1.4 million in the 2017–18 state budget. This funding will allow for the school’s facilities, some of which are close to 100 years old, to be upgraded and will ensure..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: VICTORIAN SPORT AWARDS

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I rise today to congratulate members of the Williamstown electorate who have excelled in sports and refereeing and are finalists in the Victorian Sport Awards. Liam Costello of Williamstown is nominated for official of the year for his role..

Ministers statements: youth employment

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — Today I am very pleased to inform the house about how our record investment in infrastructure is creating new opportunities for young people to learn a trade and acquire new skills. I am very proud to inform the house today..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I rise today to mark this week’s International Women’s Day and to honour and recognise the incredible women and women’s organisations who have served my local community in Melbourne’s inner west. Of course one must start with the great..