NEWS AND MEDIA

Matter of Public Importance-COVID 19

FREGON (Mount Waverley) (15:54): I will never get that 10 minutes back. I am delighted and stoked to talk on this matter of public importance (MPI), and it is obviously of a level of importance economically that we have not seen since World War II—..

MEMBERS STATEMENT-RACISM

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (09:51): Last week in the house many of us thanked the people of Victoria for their sacrifices and diligence in helping us contain the coronavirus. I also made special mention of our Chinese Australian community as they have experienced life with..

JORDANVILLE TRAIN STATION

FREGON (Mount Waverley) (19:23): (2616) My adjournment matter for this evening is for the Minister for Public Transport, and the action I seek is that the minister provide an update to the house on the proposed upgrades to Jordanville station. I was very pleased last..

Second Reading-RETAIL LEASES AMENDMENT BILL 2019

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (14:19): I could not put it better myself than the member for Burwood did there—that fairness is always at the heart of what we do. It was very well said by my colleague there. I rise to speak on the Retail..

RETAIL LEASES AMENDMENT BILL 2019

  Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (14:19): I could not put it better myself than the member for Burwood did there—that fairness is always at the heart of what we do. It was very well said by my colleague there. I rise to speak on the..

Second Reading-WAGE THEFT BILL 2020 (afternoon)

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (15:56): What a great contribution that was, fixing up some weird aspects of looking at facts through fuzzy windows. Good try, but I do not think we are sold.   Ms Staley interjected.   Mr FREGON: No, I am not.  ..

Second Reading-WAGE THEFT BILL 2020

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (12:52): I rise with delight to speak on the Wage Theft Bill 2020. There are a number of reforms which I have been looking forward to seeing passed in this house since I was elected, and this bill is definitely one..

MEMBERS STATEMENT-COVID 19

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (14:21): Just over four months ago our state recorded its first case of the coronavirus COVID-19—a visitor from Wuhan, who was hospitalised at our local Monash Medical Centre. In our district of Mount Waverley we have a very strong, vibrant multicultural..

Constituency Question- Retirement Villages ACT review

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (11:32): (1965) My constituency question is for the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, and I ask: how will the review of the Retirement Villages Act 1986 address the needs of retirees at Aveo Oak Tree Hill and other..

MEMBERS STATEMENT-COVID-19

Mr FREGON: Summer has also delivered the novel coronavirus. I want to pay a special thanks to the Minister for Health and my fellow colleagues who joined me at the House of Delight a number of weeks ago to show solidarity with our local traders…

MEMBERS STATEMENT-BUSHFIRES

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (13:27): As we say goodbye to summer I want to take the time to reflect on what has been a very tough season. Victorians have not had it easy over the last few months, and the bushfires have taken a very..

Adjournment-COVID-19

FREGON (Mount Waverley) (19:03): (1889) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Multicultural Affairs. The action I seek is for the minister to update the house on how the Andrews Labor government is supporting my local cultural groups in the Mount Waverley district. This..

Constituency Question- Renewable Energy, Local Jobs

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (12:52): (1862) My constituency question is for the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and I ask: how is the Andrews Labor government’s Victorian renewable energy target helping create jobs for my constituents in Mount Waverley?   Recently I welcomed..

MEMBERS STATEMENT-NORM GIBBS COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (13:39): Norman Gibbs, OAM, is a good bloke. The Honourable Anna Burke, AO, calls him ‘Mr Waverley’, and I could not think of a better name for Norm. Norm has always volunteered and given back to our community. He has volunteered..