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Matter of Public Importance - Mental Health

MENTAL HEALTH. Wednesday 30 October, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (15:42): Our mental health is as important as our physical health, yet our focus is often on our physical health. So too has been the historic focus of government, the development of policy and the investment of public funding. This may be partly because, as the […]

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Constituency Question - Elwood College Hockey

ELWOOD COLLEGE HOCKEY. Thursday 17 October, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (11:40): My constituency question is to the Minister for Education and I ask: what date this year did the government first inform my community that it entered into a joint-use agreement last year to allow the construction of a new floodlit hockey pitch on the […]

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Members Statement - St Leonard's College

ST LEONARD’S COLLEGE. Thursday 17 October, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (09:59): I recently took part in a panel discussion hosted by the student-led sustainability council and youth action groups from St Leonard’s College in Brighton. The panel focused on student-raised environmental issues. Students from across all year levels took part and asked questions which proved […]

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Members Statement - Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA)

VICTORIAN AMATEUR FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION. Thursday 17 October, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (10:00): The Victorian Amateur Football Association, which is based in my electorate, is the largest community amateur sporting organisation. Though certain core facilities at Elsternwick Park have been updated, other associated infrastructure critically requires improvement. For example, there is currently no spectator seating, there […]

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Members Statement - Cabrini Brighton

CABRINI, BRIGHTON. Thursday 17 October, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (09:59): We have all been touched by a friend, relative or love one who has had dementia. Cabrini Brighton recently launched a joint partnership project with Dementia Australia aimed at creating a purpose-designed dementia-friendly rehabilitation environment in a hospital setting. The initiative is an Australian first […]

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Members Statement - St Leonard's Uniting Church

ST LEONARD’S UNITING CHURCH, BRIGHTON. Thursday 17 October, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (09:59): St Leonard’s Uniting Church in Brighton has launched a special coffee mug challenge that encourages each of us to put aside $4 each week. The funds raised will be directed entirely towards those suffering homelessness. Congratulations to Minister Kim Cain and Barry […]

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Grievance Debate - Member Conduct

MEMBER CONDUCT. Wednesday 11 September, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (14:32): I rise today on the grievance debate to grieve for the Labor Party and the government. I intend to set out a number of ways that the Labor Party has condoned unacceptable behaviour and failed to show adequate leadership, and I will start with reference […]

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Constituency Question - Honk & Go Policy

HONK AND GO POLICY. Tuesday 10 September, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (11:51): My constituency question is to the Minister for Roads and Minister for Road Safety and the TAC. My constituents have asked me to raise the issue that the Minister consider a honk-and-go policy that encourages drivers to honk their horn before leaving their […]

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Members Statement - Brighton Men's Shed

BRIGHTON MEN’S SHED. Tuesday 10 September, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (13:39): Men’s Shed has opened a new site in Dendy Street, Brighton. The shed is an updated version of the backyard shed, an iconic part of our culture. The community-based organisation provides men with the opportunity to come together to exchange ideas, learn new skills, […]

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Members Statement - Elwood Scout Group

ELWOOD SCOUT GROUP. Tuesday 10 September, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (13:38): The 1st Elwood Scouts Group is an institution in my community. I recently celebrated the year with the group and congratulated three Scouts who were awarded the Australian Scout Medallion. I also recognised Group President Mark Richardson for 10 years of volunteerism. I congratulate […]

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Members Statement - BayCISS

BAYCISS. Tuesday 10 September, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (13:38): The Bayside Community Information & Support Services is a not-for-profit charity that provides a range of much-needed services to my community. I recently met with Manager Karyn Doyle and the team to talk about the incredible work they provide, including up to a dozen food and […]

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Members Statement - Elwood Bowls Club

ELWOOD BOWLS CLUB. Tuesday 10 September, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (13:38): Elwood Bowls Club is a community hub with a terrific age mix of members. Part of that success is the club’s close relationship with Elwood College. Another reason is that the club provides a great opportunity for locals to get together, meet new people […]

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Matter of Public Importance - Government Agenda

GOVERNMENT AGENDA. Wednesday 28 August, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (15:22): It would be remiss of me not to start by remarking on the quality, or lack thereof, of this matter of public importance. I heard the member for Essendon waste parliamentary time earlier today droning on about being an avid fan of the Comic Sans […]

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Constituency Question - Brighton Bathing Boxes

BRIGHTON BATHING BOXES. Wednesday 28 August. 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (11:50): My question is to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. With the public consultation process for the Draft Marine and Coastal Policy recently closing, I ask the Minister whether the government will immediately confirm that it has amended its policy, which called […]

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Members Statement - Brighton Croquet Club

BRIGHTON CROQUET CLUB. Tuesday 27 August, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (13:41): Brighton Croquet Club will soon celebrate its 110th birthday. The club is an institution, as too is its hearty mushroom soup. The club is concerned about over-development in every one of its neighbouring streets. I recently hit the first hoop of the season. I […]

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Members Statement - Hampton Bowls Club

HAMPTON BOWLS CLUB. Tuesday 27 August, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (13:40):Tuesday 27 August, 2019. The Hampton Bowls Club will soon celebrate its 70th birthday. Hampton Bowls is a hub for my local community. In the last year alone social activity has doubled and many community groups call the club’s facilities home. I recently bowled the […]

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Members Statement - Sandringham Athletics Club

SANDRINGHAM ATHLETICS CLUB. Tuesday 27 August, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (13:40): Sandringham Athletic Club, which is based in my electorate, is almost 90 years old. The membership is strong. The Stawell Gift winner and Tamsin Lewis are members, and Cathy Freeman is a club mentor. The club’s track in Hampton was last upgraded in 1999. […]

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Members Statement - Grosvenor Street, Brighton

GROSVENOR STREET BRIGHTON. Tuesday 27 August, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (13:40): Faced with the wrecking ball, this government has failed to protect the historic Tudor-style home at 38 Grosvenor Street, Brighton. The house was designed by Home Beautiful journalist Esmé Johnston in 1930. Almost 1000 people called for action but their calls have fallen on […]

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Constituency Question - Church Street Traders

CHURCH STREET TRADERS. Thursday 15 August, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (11:51): My constituency question is to the Minister for Police, and I ask the Minister: what law enforcement measures are in place to protect Church Street Traders in Brighton from swarming? The Church Street Traders, ably led by President Keiran Cromie, have raised with me […]

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Matter of Public Importance - Homelessness

HOMELESSNESS. Wednesday 14 August, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (15:13): This is a difficult issue, because in our hearts we want all Victorians to have a roof over their heads, and yet too many do not. We know that over 24,000 of our fellow Victorians will be homeless tonight, and almost 40 per cent of those […]

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Members Statement - Brighton Golf Club

BRIGHTON GOLF CLUB. Tuesday 13 August, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (13:25): Each year the Brighton Golf Club ladies hold a charity day. This year the ladies raised almost $7500 for Sacred Heart Mission. I recently volunteered for lunch service at the mission. They serve lunch for up to 400 people each day. The Brighton Golf […]

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Members Statement - Wilson Street Kindergarten

WILSON STREET KINDERGARTEN. Tuesday 13 August, 2019.  Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (13:25): One day each week Wilson Street Kindergarten runs Bush Kindergarten. Bush kinder is preschool education for children held exclusively outdoors and encourages children to play, explore and learn in the natural environment. I recently joined the group as they built, climbed, and had a […]

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Members Statement - Solar Homes Package

SOLAR HOMES PACKAGE. Tuesday 14 August, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (13:25): The solar industry small businesses in my community are hurting. Elwood resident David Tolliday, a senior solar TAFE instructor and small businessman, told me: “The Solar Victoria program is a disaster and causing untold damage in solar businesses in Victoria. People are losing their […]

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Members Statement - Royal Brighton Yacht Club

ROYAL BRIGHTON YACHT CLUB. Tuesday 13 August, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (13:26): Congratulations to Royal Brighton Yacht Club, which has been awarded the title of Victorian Yacht Club of the Year. In other terrific news, the club will be hosting the 2023 Etchells World Yachting Championships. The Championship is one of the yachting world’s most […]

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Adjournment – Staff Entitlements

My adjournment this evening is to the Minister for Industrial Relations, and the action I seek is an investigation into reported underpayment of staff entitlements.

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Constituency Question - Lady Forster Kindergarten

LADY FOSTER KINDERGARTEN. Wednesday 19 June, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (11:33): My constituency question is for the Minister for Education, and I ask the minister whether this government has a secret plan to close Elwood-based Lady Forster Kindergarten by not renewing its lease. Lady Forster Kindergarten is a special kindergarten located on the Elwood foreshore. […]

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Members Statement - Grenville Crossing, Hampton

GRENVILLE CROSSING, HAMPTON. Wednesday, 19 June 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (10:15): Despite Public Transport Victoria previously confirming that the Grenville Street railway pedestrian crossing in Hampton is one of the worst in the state, it being the site where Hampton grandmother Gloria Holmes was tragically killed soon after Public Transport Victoria cancelled safety works there, […]

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Members Statement - Brighton Hebrew Congregation

BRIGHTON HEBREW CONGREGATION.  Wednesday, 19 June 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (10:14): After 30 years leading the Brighton Hebrew Congregation, Rabbi Levin retired. I recently joined the congregation as Alex Tsykin was inducted as the new Rabbi. I warmly welcome Alex, his wife, Ahuva, and their four beautiful children into the Brighton community.

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Members Statement - 1st / 14th Brighton Sea Scouts

1st/14th BRIGHTON SEA SCOUTS. Wednesday, 19 June 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (10:14): I would like to pay special acknowledgement to the 1st/14th Brighton Sea Scouts. Two of their Venturers, Thomas Joyce and Felix Cousins, were recently presented with the Queen’s Scout Award, and group leader Janet Cardell was presented with the Wood Badge. All three […]

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Members Statement - St Columba's Primary School

ST COLUMBA’S PRIMARY SCHOOL. Wednesday, 19 June 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (10:14): St Columba’s Catholic Primary School is a special school in my community. The school, ably led by Daniella Maddalena, was a finalist in the ResourceSmart School of the Year Awards. In 2018 the local foreshore became the classroom for students as they transformed […]

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Constituency Question - Supervised Injecting Room

SUPERVISED INJECTING ROOM. Tuesday, 18 June 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (12:53): My constituency question is to the Premier. I ask the Premier whether it is government policy to block Members of Parliament from joining public tours of the medically supervised injecting room at the North Richmond Community Health Centre. For some time  I  have  suspected  […]

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Constituency Question - School Zone Changes

SCHOOL ZONE CHANGES. Thursday, 6 June 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (11:39): My constituency question is to the Minister for Education, and I reference my letter to him dated 15 May 2019. I ask the minister: should the government have consulted the community about changes to Victoria’s neighbourhood school zones before they were forced upon Victorian […]

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Members Statement - Brighton Secondary College

BRIGHTON SECONDARY COLLEGE. Wednesday, 5 June 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (09:55): Brighton Secondary College is an impressive school led by Richard Minack that prides itself on providing inclusive, comprehensive and wide-ranging educational opportunities. It is also a large school that serves 1200 students. I recently visited the school for arts and international week. For the […]

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Members Statement - KIDS Foundation

KIDS FOUNDATION. Wednesday, 5 June 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (09:56): Childhood injuries are reportedly the leading cause of death and hospitalisation in Australian children aged between one and 14 years. After encountering a young girl with cigarette bums on her hands some 40 years ago, Dr Susie O’Neill has dedicated her life to children at […]

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Bill Debate - Appropriation (2019-2020) BILL 2019

APPROPRIATION (2019-2020) BILL 2019. Tuesday, 28 May 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (14:43): The Premier claims this budget ‘strikes the right balance’, and the Treasurer claims his budget is ‘fair’. Laughably, the budget has been slapped with cheap slogan wrap claiming it delivers for all Victorians. Well, Victorians will work out the truth; they will not […]

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Adjournment - Gardenvale Primary School

GARDENVALE PRIMARY SCHOOL. Tuesday, 28 May 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (19:06): My adjournment matter is to the Minister for Education, and the action I seek is for the minister to commit funding to Gardenvale Primary School. Gardenvale Primary School is a special school that is uniquely set across two campuses in the same Brighton East […]

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Members Statement - Prader-Willi Syndrome

PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME. Monday, 27 May 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (14:43): I recently met a beautiful young girl called Chloe. Chloe has a rare genetic disorder called Prader-Willi syndrome. It is a randomly occurring disorder where some of the genes in chromosome 15 are inactive or missing. The syndrome affects development and growth. I recently joined […]

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Members Statement - Brighton Beach Primary School

Brighton Beach Primary School is a historic school in my community. It was opened in April 1878 as an orphanage.

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Adjournment - Bullying

BULLYING. Thursday, 2 May 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (17:32): My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Education, and the action I seek is for the minister to update me on what policies and programs the government has in place to assist with the complex issue of ameliorating the bullying of young people. One of […]

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Grievance Debate - Economic Management

ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT. Wednesday, 1 May 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (14:02): A strong Australian economy ensures prosperity—prosperity for our state and for our community to reach their full potential. As a nation we have had almost 30 years of consecutive economic growth. But a strong economy should never be taken for granted. Many in our community […]

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Members Statement - Elwood Sailing Club

ELWOOD SAILING CLUB. Tuesday, 30 April 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (17:18): Situated on the beautiful foreshore, Elwood Sailing Club is an active part of Elwood and a hub for the local community. The club membership remains strong. Amongst many events, the community joins together outside the Elwood Club each year for Anzac Day. Up to […]

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Members Statement - Gardenvale Primary School

GARDENVALE PRIMARY SCHOOL. Tuesday, 30 April 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (17:17): Gardenvale Primary School is a special school that is uniquely set across two campuses in the same Brighton East Street. Led by Principal Janine Hall and Assistant Principal Julie Pitts, the school represents what is best about our education system and what can be […]

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Adjournment - Waste and Recycling Management

WASTE AND RECYCLING MANAGEMENT. Thursday, 21 March 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (17:11): My adjournment matter this afternoon is for the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and the action I seek is for the Minister to provide a written update to me on what concrete plans the state government has to deal with Victoria’s […]

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Matter of Public Importance - Renewable Energy

RENEWABLE ENERGY. Wednesday, 20 March 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (15:43): I am particularly pleased to rise on this issue. At the outset I want to put my view on record. Traditional energy resources are limited. Our climate is changing. Renewable resources on the other hand are sustainable, support a balanced environment and can be naturally […]

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Members Statement - Brighton Electorate Pedestrian Crossings

BRIGHTON ELECTORATE PEDESTRIAN CROSSING. Wednesday, 20 March 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (10:02): My community is also in desperate need of two pedestrian-operated crossings. The first is on Glen Huntly Road in Elwood, outside Elwood Primary School. VicRoads crash data reportedly shows that in the last five years there have been 17 incidents along the strip. […]

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Members Statement - Street2Bay Project

Some estimate that 80 per cent of the plastics in our marine environment come from our streets. It is a confronting statistic.

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Members Statement - Bayside Dog Alliance

BAYSIDE DOG ALLIANCE.  Thursday 7 March, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (09:51): I also recently met with Amanda Levi of the Bayside Dog Alliance. The Alliance recently celebrated its second anniversary, having been set up as a voice for dog owners and carers in the Bayside region. The Alliance estimates that there are between 18 000 […]

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Members Statement - Lady Forster Kindergarten

LADY FORSTER KINDERGARTEN. Thursday 7 March, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (09:50): Lady Forster Kindergarten is a special kindergarten located on the Elwood foreshore that celebrates its 95th anniversary this year. Lady Forster is also unique in that it is located right on the beach. Lady Forster is an integrated part of the Elwood community and […]

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Adjournment - Elsternwick Primary School

ELSTERNWICK PRIMARY SCHOOL. Wednesday 6 March, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (19:09): My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Education, and the action I seek is for the minister to commit funding to Elsternwick Primary School. Elsternwick Primary is located in a part of my electorate that will see significant change over coming […]

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Adjournment - Elwood College

ELWOOD COLLEGE.  Tuesday 19 February, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (19:15): My adjournment matter this evening is to the Minister for Education, and the action I seek is for the minister to commit to funding the proposed Phoenix Centre at Elwood College in Elwood. Elwood College has a vision to rebuild their existing theatre and gymnasium […]

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Members Statement - Hampton Primary School

HAMPTON PRIMARY SCHOOL. Tuesday 19 February, 2019. Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (13:48): I rise to congratulate this year’s school leaders at Hampton Primary School. As a new Member of Parliament one of the greatest joys I have had was to meet the 30 new student leaders at Hampton Primary School as they were presented with their leadership […]

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Opinion Piece - Planning

PLANNING. Sunday 2 June, 2019. It takes a village to raise a planning fuss. Your home, as they say, is your castle. That’s why for most of us, our suburb is a bit like our local village – it’s where we shop, bank, and catch up with friends for a quick coffee. Although it has […]

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Opinion Piece — Crime

Late last year, a man held scissors to the throat of a woman as she sat in my local park eating lunch. In broad daylight, the man assaulted her, and then drove off with her car. Vicious crimes are now happening in the places where we once felt safe. Is there any wonder why Victorians are living in fear?

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