Looking Ahead: My Priorities for Knox

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra: This is the last week of the 43rd parliament and possibly the last time that I will have the opportunity to speak in this House before the election. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Aston for the honour they bestowed upon me in 2010 to be…

Increasing not decreasing childcare affordability

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra:  I also rise this evening to speak against the Early Years Quality Fund Special Account Bill 2013. While the objectives of the bill may be sound, it has some deleterious consequences. The member who spoke very eloquently before me outlined many of them here this evening. Before I go into my concerns—and…

A new post office for Wellington Village

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra:  We need an additional post office in Wellington Village in Rowville in my electorate. This is just a few kilometres away from the Stud Park Post Office, but that post office is now almost at capacity and there is an enormous growth corridor out the Rowville direction down Wellington Road. I have…