Victorian Labor will rebuild Boronia Heights Primary School, Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews, announced today.
It was great to join with the Leader of the Opposition at Mooroolbark East Primary School recently. I am very impressed with the school, which is a large primary school with over 500 children. It is particularly welcoming of students with additional needs and runs a very successful and innovative program. However, the school has needs.
I raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Sport and Recreation in the other place. The action I seek is that the minister approve a Community Facilities Funding program major facilities application for the Upwey Tecoma community recreational and sporting hub (UTCRASH). I congratulate Yarra Ranges Shire Council and the councillors that have approved the application, including Councillor Maria McCarthy, seeking $500 000 for this very exciting project to replace a well-loved but updated pavilion, which includes portables acting as change rooms.
Victorian Labor will construct new classrooms and an art room at Yarra Junction Primary School, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Education, James Merlino, announced today.
I want to congratulate William Ruthven Secondary College on its exhibition entitled 'Our Place -- A Multicultural School in a Multicultural Melbourne and World' on display this week in Queen's Hall. It is great, Speaker, and I am sure you have had a look at the display.
The Premier said in his press conference, 'We will not be held to ransom by Mr Shaw and his antics'. Yes, he will be held to ransom. There is no government business program and no debate about the Privileges Committee report into the rorting of the member for Frankston -- no debate.
The Liberal government forced the closure of the Swinburne University of Technology Lilydale campus as a result of its savage cuts to TAFE. Since June last year the gates have been padlocked and the opportunity of a university or TAFE education has been lost to thousands of young people in the outer east.