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  • October 22, 2015 – Russell Northe
    Team Services Morwell Electorate Useful Links Grants Parliament Live Stream Hansard Newsroom Media Community Events Achievements Petitions Newsletters Contact Daily Archives October 22 2015 You are here Home 2015 October 22 Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Amendment Saving Energy Growing Jobs Bill 2015 Wednesday 21 October 2015 Mr NORTHE Morwell I rise to speak on the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Amendment Saving Energy Growing Jobs Bill 2015 The title is an

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  • October 21, 2015 – Russell Northe
    Morwell On Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the 20 year anniversary of Cobaarz Eco Salon in Glengarry Congratulations to the owner Nancy Corser along with her family and staff on their 20 year achievement Every business has its challenges and I commend Nancy and her team for their hard work and dedication in providing October 21 2015 Statements By Russell Northe Members Statement Traralgon West fire brigade Tuesday 20 October 2015 Mr NORTHE On Saturday evening I had the pleasure of attending the Traralgon West fire brigade s 75th anniversary celebration dinner and awards night The Traralgon West fire brigade has come a long way since its inception in 1940 when it had just eight members The brigade now has approximately 30 members who have done October 21 2015 Statements By Russell Northe Members Statement Gippsland Regional Achiever Award Tuesday 20 October 2015 Mr NORTHE I wish to acknowledge Jessi McEwan of Traralgon who won the Gippsland regional achiever award at the regional achievement and community awards gala dinner on Friday evening Jessi has had a number of achievements including being selected as Australia s first young chef ambassador at the 2014 World Association of Chefs Societies congress

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  • Members Statement – Traralgon West fire brigade – Tuesday 20 October 2015 – Russell Northe
    evening I had the pleasure of attending the Traralgon West fire brigade s 75th anniversary celebration dinner and awards night The Traralgon West fire brigade has come a long way since its inception in 1940 when it had just eight members The brigade now has approximately 30 members who have done an extraordinary job in recent years in serving and protecting our community in a number of complex and major events Congratulations to all members who received awards during the evening including Heather Bolwell for 10 years of service Captain Raelene Billingsley for 15 years of service Ron Holman for 35 years of service and Ian Dunbar and Jeff Blythman both with 40 years Share this post Facebook Twitter Google LinkedIn Related posts Morwell electorate funding Tuesday 12 April 2016 April 13 2016 Members Statement Country Fire Authority district 27 Tuesday 22 March 2016 March 30 2016 Members Statement V Line services Tuesday 23 February 2016 March 4 2016 Upcoming Community Events Latrobe City Calendar of Events May 2016 April 28 2016 Got a story Tell Russell Your confidentiality and anonimity is assured Stay updated and make a difference Email Address First Name Last Name Russell Northe Electorate Office 66

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  • Members Statement – Gippsland Regional Achiever Award – Tuesday 20 October 2015 – Russell Northe
    acknowledge Jessi McEwan of Traralgon who won the Gippsland regional achiever award at the regional achievement and community awards gala dinner on Friday evening Jessi has had a number of achievements including being selected as Australia s first young chef ambassador at the 2014 World Association of Chefs Societies congress in Norway Well done also to Mick Schiller from Boolarra who was a finalist in this same category for his work with the historical society the Friends of the Upper Morwell River and the Boolarra South Landcare Group He is also secretary of the Boolarra Men s Shed Both Jessi and Mick are wonderful contributors to our community and deserve every success that comes their way Share this post Facebook Twitter Google LinkedIn Related posts Morwell electorate funding Tuesday 12 April 2016 April 13 2016 Members Statement Country Fire Authority district 27 Tuesday 22 March 2016 March 30 2016 Members Statement V Line services Tuesday 23 February 2016 March 4 2016 Upcoming Community Events Latrobe City Calendar of Events May 2016 April 28 2016 Got a story Tell Russell Your confidentiality and anonimity is assured Stay updated and make a difference Email Address First Name Last Name Russell Northe Electorate

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  • Gambling Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 – Tuesday 20 October 2015 – Russell Northe
    poker machines in the state The article goes on further to say Last year a trio of Court of Appeal judges slammed the conduct of the Victorian government over reform of its gambling sector saying it had eroded the state s reputation for reliability and commercial morality in its dealings That quote is not from the coalition it is from a trio of Court of Appeal judges who were quite damning in their remarks about the legal disputes involving the former Labor government There is another legal dispute or two I can refer to One is with Intralot An article of late last year states Intralot approached Tatts in a bid to dump their 10 year contract signed in 2007 to operate Keno and scratchie businesses with the state government set to approve the deal in a bid to limit Intralot s losses The Greek gaming giant has filed a Supreme Court statement of claim against the government for 63 million in compensation The government are now embroiled in four legal stashes with gaming companies worth almost 1 3 billion with several of the companies maintaining government contracts to provide services despite court action There you have it All of those decisions made in Labor s last term of government are to this day the subject of legal disputes and we simply do not know what the outcome of some of them will be Indeed if you read the bill and the second reading speech you see that there has to be an insertion under section 85 5 of the Constitution Act 1975 because of the current dispute that Intralot has with the government Clause 8 refers to precommitment which Intralot is overseeing on behalf the government A whole litany of decisions taken by the Labor government have now really come back to bite us and we are still dealing with those as we are debating the bill today Moving to clause 8 it deals with some of the changes to precommitment to which I will refer Voluntary precommitment is an important tool for gamblers to use I might say that it is one of many tools that those playing poker machines can use I am proud to say that it was the coalition that instigated the implementation of voluntary precommitment and was supportive of its implementation Labor is now introducing it effective from 1 December I understand that all is going well with that rollout As I said it is another tool for punters to use when they are playing gaming machines People have various opinions about it but nonetheless it is something that we on this side support and we support the current government s implementation of it Voluntary precommitment which is being badged if you like as Your Play provides an opportunity for players to sign up for a swipe card They can essentially set their playing time limits and their monetary limits and they can also track their play over a period of time Generally those in the industry those who work at the coalface if you like in our gaming venues are very supportive of it They are cognisant of the fact that I reiterate it is just one of many tools that can be utilised by gamblers or punters and by the pubs and clubs Looking back at the history of this I refer to a media release of 1 November 2010 in which it was said that the coalition government will ensure precommitment devices will be fitted to all gaming machines to limit player losses and the damage that problem gamblers do to themselves their families and their communities The shadow gaming minister at the time made some comments that we would be working with all the gaming venues to make sure that we could introduce that voluntary precommitment over a period of time Moving forward to 31 October 2013 I refer to a media release from the then Minister for Liquor and Gaming Regulation Ed O Donohue a member for Eastern Victoria Region in the Legislative Council when the then government had introduced into the Parliament legislation to ensure that that would happen That media release states The Victorian coalition Government has moved a step closer to fulfilling an important election commitment introducing legislation to require voluntary precommitment technology on every Victorian electronic gaming machine The bill introduced at that time made it compulsory for venue operators to connect their gaming machines to the statewide precommitment system from 1 December 2015 We are not far away from that particular date and it is pleasing to see that that will be the case This technology is certainly leading the way in Australia with Victoria being the first state to introduce voluntary precommitment As I said we on this side are very supportive of that Interestingly over time there has been discussion about how loyalty schemes might work within the voluntary precommitment system I refer to a media release of 29 July 2014 again from the then Minister for Liquor and Gaming Regulation At that time he made the point that points accrued in gaming loyalty schemes would not be able to be used for further gaming At the same time the then government wanted to make the points Allowing loyalty points to be used for further gaming would undermine precommitment as a vital responsible gambling measure Venues that introduce loyalty programs will have the opportunity to use the loyalty cards for precommitment The rationale or reason for that was to try to reduce any stigma associated with using precommitment We simply want players to be able to use the voluntary precommitment system Interestingly in recent times we have seen some media about this I refer also to debate in which the current Attorney General was speaking on the Gambling Regulation Amendment Pre commitment Bill 2013 and what he had to say about loyalty programs being associated with precommitment I quote what he is reported as having said on 11 December 2013 It is

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  • Grand Final Friday – Petitions – Wednesday 7 October – Russell Northe
    holidays in Victoria At a time of high and rising unemployment and when many businesses e already doing it tough the Andrews government has imposed a major new cost that will see many businesses close their doors for the day employees lose much needed shifts and inflict significant damage on our state s economy The Andrews government s own assessment of the grand final eve public holiday put the cost of the holiday to Victoria at up to 89 million per year The impact of these additional costs will not be restricted to businesses with local government and hospitals also affected leaving ratepayers and the community to foot the bill We therefore call on the Andrews government to reverse its decision to impose the grand final eve public holiday By Mr NORTHE Morwell 437 signatures Ordered that petition presented by honourable member for Murray Plains be considered next day on motion of Mr WALSH Murray Plains Ordered that petition presented by honourable member for Hastings be considered next day on motion of Mr BURGESS Hastings Ordered that petition presented by honourable member for Malvern be considered next day on motion of Mr M O BRIEN Malvern Ordered that petition presented by honourable member for Rowville be considered next day on motion of Mr DIXON Nepean Ordered that petition presented by honourable member for Morwell be considered next day on motion of Mr NORTHE Morwell Share this post Facebook Twitter Google LinkedIn Related posts Morwell electorate Answer to constituency question Thursday 14 April 2016 April 29 2016 Education Question on Notice Thursday 14 April 2016 April 29 2016 Gippsland V Line services petitions Tuesday 12 April 2016 April 13 2016 Upcoming Community Events Latrobe City Calendar of Events May 2016 April 28 2016 Got a story Tell Russell Your confidentiality and

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  • Public Accounts and Estimates Committee: budget estimates 2015-16 (hearings alert) – Wednesday 7 October – Russell Northe
    by the Minister for Emergency Services on page 4 of the transcript where she said I was proud to launch the new CFA city of Latrobe district district 27 on 1 April 2015 The new district will see 23 brigades across the region united under one command to share extra support staff training and resources in an area that is vital to Victoria s power generation and economy She went on to note the 5 5 million investment in this That is great These are all great words but unfortunately there has been little action to date in the implementation of this district I know timing is everything but at the moment we are facing one of the most dangerous fire seasons on record I acknowledge that the establishment of district 27 is unique We have not had a new district for decades but the fact is I have been approached by many CFA personnel and volunteers who are telling me that district 27 is underprepared and underresourced That is of great concern to us all At the moment it appears we only have an office and an operations manager who appears not to be supported by having resources dedicated around him CFA volunteers in particular are asking me a whole range of questions and I think it is totally unfair and unjust that we have career and volunteer CFA personnel who are being left in the dark about what is happening with district 27 Some of the questions that have been posed to me are where is the business plan Where is the district 27 implementation plan What is it going to look like and how is it going to be resourced No notion has been put to any of those staff or volunteers about how many staff are required to ensure that district 27 can function efficiently and effectively Where has been the consultation with members and volunteers It seems to have been non existent A major concern is what assets and resources will be diverted from other regions and districts and for example if they are being diverted from other districts will those positions be backfilled I will give members a prime example of this from an email I recently received from a volunteer I hope you are aware of the current government s position of non commitment to the needs and funding to the newly formed district 27 As a direct result of this position the CFA must now fund the support positions to run D27 correctly and thus support the volunteers This will directly affect needed resources both in this district and other districts within Victoria This amounts to less vehicles training and specialist equipment That is from a volunteer who has those significant concerns The government needs to come out and say explicitly what the business plan is what the implementation plan is and what the time lines are for those In addition there are ongoing concerns about the fact that 8 million was

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  • Traralgon Football Netball Club – Tuesday 6 October – Russell Northe
    secured a narrow win over Drouin None of the local footy experts predicted that Traralgon would have such a successful year Many pundits wrote the team off after it was smashed by Leongatha by more than 20 goals in the first game of the year Under the leadership of president Andy Quenault and playing coach Mark Collison Traralgon was able to secure third place on the ladder at the end of the home and away season and ultimately play off in the grand final again against Leongatha The team got off to a great start and was never headed by a determined Leongatha which is coached by the inspirational Beau Vernon Congratulations must also go to retiring skipper Michael Geary who went out in style Well done also to Martin Cameron Andrew Livingstone and Kate French on their football and netball coaching successes Share this post Facebook Twitter Google LinkedIn Related posts Morwell electorate funding Tuesday 12 April 2016 April 13 2016 Members Statement Country Fire Authority district 27 Tuesday 22 March 2016 March 30 2016 Members Statement V Line services Tuesday 23 February 2016 March 4 2016 Upcoming Community Events Latrobe City Calendar of Events May 2016 April 28

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