Category Archives: Rowville Electorate News

Electorate Media Releases

Victoria Votes against Labor’s attack on the CFA

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 Tuesday, 16 August 2016

MEMBERS STATEMENTS

Country Fire Authority enterprise bargaining agreement

Mr WELLS (Rowville) — This statement is to congratulate the Premier for his monumental bungling of the Country Fire Authority (CFA) dispute and for helping Malcolm Turnbull to remain Prime Minister. I did not think I would ever be thanking the Premier for anything, but here I am, for there is no single other person more responsible for the return of the coalition federal government than the Premier.

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Premier Andrews leadership in doubt over CFA agreement

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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

CONSTITUENCY QUESTIONS  (8098)

The constituency question I ask is directed to the Premier and it relates to his constant bungling of the Country Fire Authority (CFA) enterprise bargaining agreement and the devastating effect it is having on the 60 000 CFA volunteers in this state, including those at the Scoresby and Rowville CFA stations in my electorate of Rowville. Premier, on 10 June you stated, ‘That’s why we’ve taken this leadership position today’; then on 15 June you said, ‘This dispute had to come to an end, and I ended it’. Premier, given that the CFA dispute continues to be an embarrassing mess nine weeks after these public statements, can you confirm that this fiasco is your definition of leadership?

Labor’s Minister Neville Misleads on Police Record

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TUESDAY 7TH JUNE

MEMBERS STATEMENTS

Police resources

Mr WELLS (Rowville) — This statement condemns the Andrews Labor government for attempting to rewrite history and denigrate the previous coalition government’s proud record on the resourcing of Victoria Police in contrast to Labor’s appalling record to date on frontline police resourcing. The facts are that the coalition fully funded and delivered 1900 extra sworn police and 950 protective services officers (PSOs) between 2010 and 2014 — the single largest police recruitment program in Victoria Police history. Continue reading

High Capacity Signalling in question for Rowville Rail

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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

CONSTITUENCY QUESTIONS

Mr WELLS (Rowville) — (Question 7622) The constituency question I wish to raise is for the attention of the Minister for Public Transport. Only three months ago in this house I asked the minister on behalf of my electorate what the Andrews government is currently doing to progress the Rowville rail following her decision earlier this year to scrap high-capacity signalling on the revised Cranbourne-Pakenham line.

 

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Why won’t Premier Andrews fund more police to restore community safety?

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MEMBERS STATEMENTS

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Police resources

Mr WELLS (Rowville) — This statement condemns the Andrews Labor government for its continuing failure to acknowledge and properly resource Victoria Police with desperately needed frontline police at local police stations. Under the state Labor government Victoria is in the grip of a seriously concerning crime wave, with the crime rate over the last 12 months up by 8.1 per cent. Continue reading

Anzac Day Commemorations at Gallipoli, 2016

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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

MEMBERS STATEMENTS

Anzac Day

Mr WELLS (Rowville) — Last Monday, 25 April, I had the incredible honour of attending Anzac Day commemorations in Gallipoli along with the member for Buninyong, Geoff Howard, and Khalil Eideh, a member for Western Metropolitan Region in the Legislative Council. You read many books and newspapers and you watch documentaries and news reports, but it is not until you are there that you realise the impossible task the Australians and New Zealanders faced when they arrived on the shores of Gallipoli to take on the might of the Turkish army perched high on top of the hills. Continue reading

Dan’s Dirty Deal with the UFU

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CONSTITUENCY QUESTIONS

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Mr WELLS (Rowville) — (Question 7521) The constituency question I wish to raise is for the attention of the Minister for Emergency Services. I have been contacted by a number of Rowville and Scoresby Country Fire Authority (CFA) volunteers who are deeply concerned about Dirty Dan’s deal with the United Firefighters Union (UFU) over the latest round of the enterprise bargaining agreement. Continue reading

Rowville misses out but taxes 20.7% higher in Labor 2016 Budget

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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

APPROPRIATION (2016–2017) BILL 2016

Second reading

Mr WELLS (Rowville) — I join the debate on the Appropriation (2016–2017) Bill 2016. I want to start off by asking: can anyone remember any time when a Labor government left the finances in a better state than when it found them when it won an election?

Honourable members interjecting.

Mr WELLS — 2010? Come in, Spinner. That is exactly what I wanted you to say. Let me say, this is what we had to confront when we came to power in 2010, left to us by those economic financial wizards from the Labor Party! The first thing we found was that the spending on myki was completely out of control, and there were no solutions. The Melbourne fruit and vegetable market was an absolute disaster, and what Labor was doing was forcing all the fruit and vegetable growers out to a place for which it had not even signed contracts. The desalination plant was costing, in fixed costs, $1.8 million a day. But undoubtedly the classic of all classics was the regional rail project.

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Clare’s Law & protections from family violence in the UK

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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

MEMBERS STATEMENTS

Family violence

 Mr WELLS (Rowville) — This statement implores the Andrews government to keep an open mind and not totally dismiss the concept of introducing to Victoria a family violence information disclosure scheme or a perpetrator’s register modelled on Clare’s law in the UK despite the family violence royal commission’s report not supporting such a scheme at this time. Continue reading

Deception on $400 Desal Cost

Mr  WELLS ( Rowville ) — (Question 7034) The constituency question I wish to raise is for the attention of Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water. A number of constituents in Rowville have raised concerns with me in relation to what they see as a blatant misrepresentation of the facts when it comes to the true household cost of desalinated water recently ordered by the government and the minister.

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