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Members Statement: School breakfast clubs

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — One of the unsung investments of the Andrews government is the $13.7 million to establish the school breakfast clubs program for 500 of the most disadvantaged government primary schools in Victoria over four years. The program is managed by Foodbank..

Ministers statements: Melbourne Metro rail project

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I am very pleased to follow the Premier to talk about the transformational jobs that are coming in the member for Melbourne’s electorate with the Melbourne Metro Tunnel. As we know, it is the biggest public transport project..

Ministers statements: unconventional gas

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Resources) — August marks a very important milestone for it is one year since the Premier announced a permanent ban on fracking in Victoria, a ban forever. No more uncertainty, no more doubt — just a clear decision to ban fracking, delivered by a Labor..

Members Statement: Altona North Shared Trail

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — Sunday, 30 July 2017, marked National Tree Day and the opening of the new shared trail between Barnes Road and Blackshaws Road in Altona North along Lower Kororoit Creek. This section of trail was made possible by a substantial donation by..

Members Statement: Queen’s Birthday Honours

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — Today I rise to congratulate two members of the Williamstown electorate who have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours, both being awarded the Order of Australia Medal. During her 99 years of life Ella Bambery has had a huge impact..

Ministers statements: aviation industry

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I am very pleased to rise and update the house on the importance of the aviation industry to the Victorian economy and, of course, jobs. Victoria’s aviation industry is worth more than $1 billion to the state’s economy, and that is..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: Williamstown Cemetery

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I rise today to recognise the significant work undertaken by the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust and Victoria’s Heritage Restoration Fund to refurbish the Williamstown Cemetery fountain. The fountain was constructed in 1892 in loving memory of Agnes White, nee Turnbull,..

Ministers statements: gas supply

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I rise today to provide some further information on the actions the Andrews government is taking to protect jobs and address the failure of the national gas market. We are very proud of our manufacturing sector here in Victoria, and..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: ST MARY’S PRIMARY SCHOOL WILLIAMSTOWN

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — Very few organisations and groups ever get to celebrate a 175th anniversary. In Victoria this exclusive group includes the likes of the Melbourne Cricket Club and the Supreme Court. This year our very own St Mary’s Catholic primary school in Williamstown..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: SPOTSWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — Today I rise to congratulate Spotswood Primary School on being allocated $1.4 million in the 2017–18 state budget. This funding will allow for the school’s facilities, some of which are close to 100 years old, to be upgraded and will ensure..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: VICTORIAN SPORT AWARDS

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I rise today to congratulate members of the Williamstown electorate who have excelled in sports and refereeing and are finalists in the Victorian Sport Awards. Liam Costello of Williamstown is nominated for official of the year for his role..

Ministers statements: youth employment

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — Today I am very pleased to inform the house about how our record investment in infrastructure is creating new opportunities for young people to learn a trade and acquire new skills. I am very proud to inform the house today..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I rise today to mark this week’s International Women’s Day and to honour and recognise the incredible women and women’s organisations who have served my local community in Melbourne’s inner west. Of course one must start with the great..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WILLIAMSTOWN SWIMMING & LIFE SAVING CLUB

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I am very pleased to congratulate the Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club on successfully applying for and receiving a grant from the state’s emergency services volunteer sustainability program. I have had the privilege of visiting the club on..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I rise today to acknowledge the contributions of a number of individuals within the Williamstown electorate who were recognised in the Australia Day honours. I am very proud, of course, of my electorate, as others in this place are,..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WILLIAMSTOWN RSL

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — I rise today to speak in support of the Williamstown RSL sub-branch and to thank its committee and members for their fortitude throughout an extremely difficult time. Since 2013 the Williamstown RSL has been working tirelessly to relieve itself..

MEMBERS STATEMENT: WILLIAMSTOWN ELECTORATE SPORTING CLUBS

Mr NOONAN (Minister for Industry and Employment) — Sporting clubs are the backbone of our community. They are run by people of goodwill who are motivated to help shape the life skills of our children. Many of our clubs run on the smell of an oily rag…

MEMBERS STATEMENT: SHEPHERD BRIDGE UPGRADE

Mr NOONAN — Local cyclists will also benefit from the upgrade to the Shepherd Bridge in Footscray. And, Speaker, I know you will be interested in this: works are well advanced, and upon completion cyclists will benefit from having a new and safer shared bike path on..