Parliament

MEMBERS STATEMENT – ANNE HAMILTON

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (10:01): I rise to recognise and acknowledge an exceptional Mount Waverley district community member, crossing supervisor and volunteer Anne Hamilton. For the past 36 years Anne has been a well-known fixture at Pinewood Primary School, working tirelessly as a lollipop lady to help..

STATE TAXATION ACTS AMENDMENT BILL 2020

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (19:11): I move:   That the debate be now adjourned.   Motion agreed to and debate adjourned.   Ordered that debate be adjourned until later this day.

MEMBERS STATEMENT – AVILA COLLEGE

Mr FREGON: On a brighter note, I would also like to congratulate Avila College on receiving a $2 million grant from the Victorian Non-government Schools Capital Fund towards the building of their new Ballygriffin senior learning centre. This will be a fantastic project for the ladies of..

CONSUMER AND OTHER ACTS MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS BILL 2020

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (12:11): I think the last thing I was saying on Tuesday evening was that as European cities grow older and older, more and more people rent and that becomes the norm, which is why our rental amendments are so important. It..

MEMBERS STATEMENT – QANTAS

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (09:59): I need to report that I have just been asked by the great people down at the Transport Workers Union if I will meet with Qantas workers on Monday afternoon regarding the 2500 positions that are about to be outsourced by Qantas…

CONSUMER AND OTHER ACTS MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS BILL 2020

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (18:53): I happily rise to speak on the Consumer and Other Acts Miscellaneous Amendments Bill 2020. I do thank the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation for her considerable work on what is, as others have rightly said, a..

MEMBERS STATEMENT – AUSTRAIAN MUSIC MONTH

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (13:49): Last year at this time I noticed that November is Australian Music Month, and in a year when we proudly passed what is now the Gender Equality Act 2020 I noticed that my contribution mentioned Boys in Town. This year we said goodbye to..

Second Reading-MARINE SAFETY AMENDMENT (BETTER BOATING FUND) BILL 2020

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (16:35): I am very excited to speak on this bill today, the Marine Safety Amendment (Better Boating Fund) Bill 2020, and I do appreciate the vast array of experience of my colleagues and the opposition on this, because fishing and boating..

MEMBERS-STATEMENT MULTICULTURAL FESTIVALS AND EVENTS PROGRAM

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (09:43): If you ask any Melburnian what makes our city great, they will tell you it is our food, coffee, live music, festivals or theatre—it is our culture. But most importantly it is our multiculturalism and our people that make our..

Second Reading-EDUCATION AND TRAINING REFORM AMENDMENT BILL 2020

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (18:58): In the very brief time I have I just want to point out on this bill the importance of enabling the employment of our assessors. Our assessors turn up every year, both currently employed and retired educators, year after year..

Second Reading-CONSUMER LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 2020

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (15:15): I am very happy to rise as we come to the close of the day to speak on the Consumer Legislation Amendment Bill 2020. This bill makes amendments to the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2018 and the Retirement Villages Act..

ZIAN SHANG

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (17:21): (4617) My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Education, and the action I seek is that the minister write a letter to personally recognise and congratulate a stand-out student from the Mount Waverley district, Zian Shang. As..

Adjournment- Jordanville Train Station

Mr  FREGON (Mount Waverley) (4516) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport. The action I seek is for the minister to visit Jordanville railway station and join me to inspect upgrade works at the site. With funding allocated as part of Labor’s..

MEMBERS STATEMENT-COVID-19

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley)   On another matter, I was very disappointed to discover that the Qantas executive announced its plans to sack 2500 workers and presumably offer them the same job under another company to do the same work at most likely less pay…

MEMBERS STATEMENT-MOUNT WAVERLEY ELECTORATE SCHOOLS

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley)   As we continue to rise to the challenges that this year gives us, we continue to support our teachers, students and wider school communities. This year has meant adapting and finding innovative ways of educating our kids. Whilst we’re on..

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

Mr FREGON: On another matter, a big congratulations to our new Monash council, who were sworn in on 10 November 2020. I look forward to working with all of the councillors. It was great to see my good mate Cr Brian Little elected as mayor..

MOUNT WAVERLEY AMBULANCE STATION

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (3609) My adjournment matter is for the Premier. The action I seek is for the Premier to come to my electorate of Mount Waverley and join me in visiting our newly constructed, cutting-edge ambulance station. As soon as we can do..