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Christmas Appeal


James Merlino, Member for Monbulk has taken the opportunity to donate a special Christmas hamper to the ‘Christmas of Hope’ Christmas appeal and has today urged everyone to get involved and help those in need.

Road Trauma Support Services: Time for Remembering service

I had the honour of attending the 11th annual Time for remembering service in Queen's Hall on Sunday, 20 November. This multifaith service, organised by Road Trauma Support Services and led by the Reverend Andy Calder, was a special opportunity for families and friends to remember loved ones lost and an opportunity to give thanks to the people at the front line of responding to road trauma and striving to reduce the road toll, such as our emergency services and health-care professionals.

Tecoma Village Action Group

I rise to congratulate the Tecoma Village Action Group (TVAG) and the broader ommunity of the Dandenong Ranges for their extraordinary and ultimately successful efforts to stop a proposed application for a McDonald's restaurant in Tecoma.

Former deputy commissioner of police: meeting

I raise a matter for the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, and the action I seek is that he immediately give a full explanation to this house of the contradictions arising out of the Office of Police Integrity's (OPI) Crossing the Line report. This is his final opportunity this sitting week to come clean and tell the truth.

Puffing Billy: funding

I raise a matter for the Minister for Tourism and Major Events. The action I seek is that the minister commit to a $15 million injection urgently required by Puffing Billy, one of our greatest and most beloved tourist icons.

Boronia K-12

The Boronia K – 12 project is the most significant education project in this region of the city of Knox for generations; it is simply that important in terms of the educational opportunities for young people in Boronia...

Baillieu’s Cuts To Impact Monbulk College

The Baillieu Government’s decision to cut coordination funding for the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) program will limit the options of young people in Monbulk.

Puffing Billy Needs Saving

Puffing Billy is one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. Hundreds of thousands of locals and tourists visit it every year.

Montrose Football Club: achievements

After the disappointment of the Hawks going down last Friday night, I put on my red and blue scarf to cheer on Montrose in the second division Eastern Football League (EFL) grand final on Saturday.