Robert Clark MP

 

Articles, News Releases, Speeches, etc

Attorney-General
Energy and Resouces
Industrial Relations

Information and Communication Technology
State Economy
State Finances
GBEs, Partnerships and Industry Regulation
Hazardous Waste
Major Projects
Gaming
Planning
WorkCover and TAC

General
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This page lists links to newspaper and magazine articles, conference papers, news releases, speeches and Parliamentary contributions by Robert Clark.

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Also available are full lists of all debates and other items on which Robert Clark has spoken in Parliament since 1991:
56th Parliament (sittings Dec 2006 -   )
55th Parliament (sittings Feb 2003 - Oct 2006)
54th Parliament (sittings Nov 1999 - Oct 2002)
53rd Parliament (sittings May 1996 - May 1999)
52nd Parliament (sittings Oct 1992 - Nov 1995)
1991 and 1992 (sitings Mar 1991 - Nov 1992)

Shadow Portfolio areas

-  Attorney-General

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE ON SUPERVISION ORDER EXTENSION - 15 Apr 08

Sunset on Criminal Procedure Bill a win for community - 13 Mar 08
COALITION ACTS TO PROTECT COMMUNITY AGAINST SOFTER SENTENCES - 13 Mar 08
Senate Elections Bill withdrawal risks disputed elections (part 1), (part 2) - 12 Mar 08
CLASSIFICATION (PUBLICATIONS, FILMS AND COMPUTER GAMES) (ENFORCEMENT) AMENDMENT BILL - 26 Feb 08
Infringements and other Acts Amendment Bill - 6 Feb 08
Crimes Amendment (Child Homicide) Bill - 6 Feb 08
Freedom of Information Amendment Bill - 5 Feb 08
VICTORIA’S COURTS SLOW AND EXPENSIVE - 31 Jan 08

“CHARTER” EXTENSION CREATES RED TAPE, NOT RIGHTS - 31 Dec 07
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL - 6 Dec 07
CORONER'S DUMPING SHOWS NEED FOR INDEPENDENCE - 4 Dec 07
Police Regulation Amendment Bill - 22 Nov 07
CRIMES AMENDMENT (RAPE) BILL - Legislative Council amendments - 21 Nov 07
Supreme Court redevelopment delays - 9 Oct 07
WORKING WITH CHILDREN AMENDMENT BILL - 20 Sep 07
Need for a Victorian anti-corruption commission  - 19 Sep 07
Government cuts to Appeal Costs Funds  - 18 Sep 07
CRIMES AMENDMENT (RAPE) BILL - 18 Sep 07
CONFISCATION AMENDMENT BILL - 23 Aug 07
Government inaction on family violence measures  - 21 Aug 07
'DECISIVE' GOVERNMENT DELAYS WHILE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS SUFFER - 13 Aug 07
LEGAL PROFESSION AMENDMENT (EDUCATION) BILL  - 9 Aug 07
SUMMARY OFFENCES AMENDMENT (UPSKIRTING) BILL  - 8 Aug 07
BRACKS' DELAY MEANS 500,000 VIOLENCE VICTIMS MISS OUT ON PROTECTION - 19 Jul 07
Courts: lack of security - 17 Jul 07
GOVERNMENT MUST ACT NOW TO EXTEND PROTECTION ORDERS - 2 Jul 07

MAGISTRATES' COURT AND CORONERS ACTS AMENDMENT BILL  - 21 Jun 07
WILLS AMENDMENT BILL  - 21 Jun 07
AUDITOR-GENERAL EXPOSES SERIOUS COURT SECURITY PROBLEMS - 20 Jun 07
CRIMES AMENDMENT (DNA DATABASE) BILL  - 20 Jun 07
STATUTE LAW REVISION BILL  - 20 Jun 07
COURTS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (JUDICIAL EDUCATION AND OTHER MATTERS) BILL - 7 Jun 07
PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AMENDMENT BILL  - 6 Jun 07
STATUTE LAW REPEALS BILL  - 1 May 07
Legal Profession Amendment Bill  - 19 Apr 07

Victims of Crime Assistance Amendment Bill - 13 Mar 07
Public Prosecutions Amendment Bill - 27 Feb 07
COURT OF APPEAL REBUFFS LABOR'S EASTLINK COVERUP - 13 Feb 07
Interpretation of Legislation Amendment Bill - 13 Feb 07

-  Energy and Resources

ANSWERS NEEDED ON BLACKOUT DELAYS - 4 Apr 08

Rising electricity and gas prices - 5 Dec 07
Gas market congestion charge - 4 Dec 07
LABOR’S PEAK DEMAND FAILURE DRIVES UP POWER PRICES - 30 Nov 07
NATIONAL ELECTRICITY (VICTORIA) AMENDMENT BILL - 20 Nov 07
VICTORIAN ENERGY EFFICIENCY TARGET BILL - 20 Nov 07
ELECTRICITY SAFETY AMENDMENT BILL - 30 Oct 07
ENERGY LEGISLATION FURTHER AMENDMENT BILL - 9 Oct 07
BRUMBY MUST ACT URGENTLY ON SECURITY THREAT TO ESSENTIAL SERVICES - 3 Sep 07
ENERGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL  - 18 Jul 07
Electricity supply shortages - question  - 6 Jun 07
Electricity supply shortages  - 6 Jun 07
CLIMATE CHANGE: NATIONAL EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME - 23 May 07
Nuclear energy: government policy  - 2 May 07
NUCLEAR PLEBISCITE OVERTURNED - 19 Apr 07

Nuclear Activities (Prohibitions) Amendment (Plebiscite) Bill - 14 Mar 07
National Generators Forum emissions study - 28 Feb 07

-  Industrial Relations

Industrial action increasing in Victoria due to Labor's distain for workers - 13 Mar 08
VICTORIA – THE STRIKE CAPITAL OF THE NATION UNDER BRUMBY - 13 Mar 08
HULLS AT ODDS WITH FEDERAL LABOR’S NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS - 15 Feb 08
HULLS REBUFFS GILLARD ON UNIFORM IR SYSTEM - 12 Feb 08

BRUMBY BACKS DOWN ON WORKER CASH PAYMENTS, BUT RADICAL IR LAWS CONTINUE - 1 Nov 07
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AMENDMENT (FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES) BILL - 31 Oct 07
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AMENDMENT (FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES) BILL (cont'd) - 31 Oct 07
VICTORIAN WORKERS' WAGES PROTECTION BILL 30 Oct 07
VICTORIAN WORKERS' WAGES PROTECTION BILL (cont'd) - 30 Oct 07
Benefits flow from Federal IR reforms - 30 Oct 07
BRUMBY'S RADICAL IR LAWS BAD FOR EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS - 30 Oct 07

OUTWORKERS AND CONTRACTORS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL  - 19 Jul 07

HULLS REFUSES INVESTIGATION OF WORKDIRECTIONS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD - 1 Jun 07
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AMENDMENT BILL  - 3 May 07


Former portfolio areas

-  Information and Communication Technology
(until 16 Aug 2007)

LABOR AXES CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER - 2 Feb 07

-  State Economy
(until 6 Dec 2006)

Victoria has problems despite Brumby's bluster - 16 Sep 06
Victorian economy and government's economic record - 13 Sep 06
BRACKS PUTS THE BRAKES ON VICTORIA - 6 Sep 06
Workchoices legislation and labour market reform - 9 Aug 06
Government lagging on reform agenda - 19 July 06
WE'RE STILL IN A RED TAPE BIND - 13 July 06

Under performance of Victorian economy - 8 June 06

A BAD WEEK FOR THE VICTORIAN ECONOMY -  24 March 06
BRACKS' POOR RECORD ON TAX AND THE ECONOMY - 20 Mar 06
EXPORTS AND INVESTMENT IN TROUBLE UNDER BRACKS - 1 Mar 06
Weakness in Victorian economy - 9 Feb 06
THE ECONOMY BRACKS DOES NOT WANT TO TALK ABOUT - 4 Jan 06

NO LONGER THE PLACE TO BE - VICTORIANS KEEP ON LEAVING - 9 Dec 05
EXPORTS & PUBLIC INVESTMENT LAG UNDER COMPLACENT LABOR - 7 Dec 05
BUSINESSES CONTINUE THUMBS DOWN FOR BRACKS GOVERNMENT - 29 Nov 05
UAV DEFENCE CONTRACT - BITTER REMINDER & SECOND CHANCE - 18 Nov 2005
VICTORIA'S ECONOMY LAGS UNDER LABOR - 9 Nov 2005

Bracks' words are hollow on "third wave" reforms (AFR) - 18 Aug 05
Bracks' reform talk must be backed by action - 14 Aug 05
Economic performance of rural and regional Victoria - MPI - 20 July 05

Victoria's growth lags nation as exports slump - 1 June 05
Business confidence dives in Victoria under Labor - 31 May 05

* Increase in Victorian unemployment rate - question - 9 Dec 04
Net migration out of Victoria - question - 9 Dec 04
Rising Victorian unemployment levels - question - 8 Dec 04
Textiles, clothing and footwear industry tariffs - question - 1 Dec 04
Victorian economy lagging - 16 Nov 04
Low investment drags down Victorian economy - 12 Nov 04

National Accounts: more signs of slippage - 1 Sep 04
Sensis survey shows Victoria lags behind - 31 Aug 04
Capital spending figures show Victoria is still slipping - 26 Aug 04

Sensis survey shows Victorian business is suffering - 26 May 04
Bracks' disingenuous criticism of Commonwealth budget - 12 May 04
Commonwealth budget - good news for Victorian families - 12 May 04
Government's Economic Statement - debate - 21 Apr 04
Government's export target - question - 20 Apr 04
Economic Statement: Victoria needs action, not spin - 14 Apr 04

Victorian economy holding back the nation - 3 Mar 04
+ Why Brumby was worried (The Age) - 5 Feb 04
Bracks' image focus hurts Vic economy - 4 Feb 04

Victoria's growth trails the nation: new ABS stats - 3 Dec 03
Wrong and other Acts (Law of Negligence) Bill - 19 Nov 03
Victoria's economic growth below national average - 12 Nov 03
Professional Standards Bill - 5 Nov 03
Access Economics: Victoria's economic slide to continue - 3 Oct 03

Victorian economy running last - 2 Sept 03
Victorian Liberals welcome housing affordability inquiry - 4 Aug 03

Victorian economy slips further - 4 June 03
Bracks knocks back chance to speed through urgent insurance legislation - 21 May 03
* Wrongs and Limitation of Actions Acts (Insurance Reforms) Bill - 21 May 03

Growth forecast cut adds to slippage fears - 4 Mar 03

Government dithers as building industry faces crunch - 22 Oct 02
Labor rejects key improvement to "too little too late" public liability Bill - 9 Oct 02
Wrongs and Other Acts (Public Liability Insurance Reform) Bill - 8 Oct 02

Labor's "cop out" on public liability does little to cut insurance costs - 12 Sep 02
Liberals release public liability and insurance reform package - 9 Sep 02
Public liability and insurance - Liberal reform initiatives (pdf)
Nunawading basketball latest victim of Gov't inaction - 6 Aug 02
+ Victoria losing economic pace - 8 July 02

Public liability: taxpayers bear risk for Gov't inaction - 30 June 02
Public liability: Gov't inaction forces scramble for cover - 25 June 02
Spring legislation too late for insurance crisis - 19 June 02
Gov't accepts Opposition concerns on HIH legislation - 7 June 02
Opposition demands Gov't act on public liability insurance - 1 June 02
Public liability insurance - matter of public importance  5 June 02
Public liability insurance for sport and adventure activities - 9 May 02
Government business statement - 23 Apr 02

Public Liability - Lenders continues inaction and buckpassing - 27 Mar 02
Public liability insurance - Response to Ministerial Statement - 26 Mar 02
Government talk about liability plan is too late for many - 20 Mar 02
Talk about insurance help is too late and too narrow - 20 Mar 02
House Contract Guarantee (HIH Further Amendment) Bill - Council Amdts - 19 Mar 02
Home insurance: consumers bear burden of Government inaction - 13 Mar 02
Public liability insurance - "Time for Action" proposals  - 24 Feb 02
Public liability - it's "Time for Action" - 24 Feb 02

Government holds home owners hostage over HIH legislation - 5 Dec 01
House Contracts Guarantee (HIH Further Amendment) Bill - Council Amdts - 29 Nov 01
House Contracts Guarantee (HIH Further Amendment) Bill - C'tee stage - 29 Nov 01
Opposition acts against retrospective loss of HIH rights - 28 Nov 01
House Contracts Guarantee (HIH Further Amendment) Bill - 27 Nov 01
Lowest economic growth since Cain and Kirner - 16 Nov 01
Infrastructure lags as Bracks hails yet another report - 18 Oct 01
Need for infrastructure investment - 17 Oct 01
Delay in Infrastructure Planning Council report - question - 17 Oct 01

Ansett collapse - 19 Sep 01
Robert Clark appointed as Shadow Treasurer - 13 Sep 01

-  State Finances
(until 6 Dec 2006)

Government's mismanagement of State finances - 4 Oct 06
Treasurer's failure to answer questions on notice - 4 Oct 06
HOMEBUYERS SLUGGED TO PAY FOR SPENDING BLOWOUTS -  3 Oct 06
State Taxation Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill - 3 Oct 06
LABOR LEAKS ITS OWN FIGURES: FEES AND CHARGES TO SOAR  - 13 Sep 06
Timing of release of Pre Election Budget Update - 12 Sep 06
LABOR CAUGHT OUT ON WASTE  - 13 Sep 06
COAG's reality bites - 17 July 06

5,291 FEES, FINES AND CHARGES INCREASE TOMORROW - 30 June 06
State Taxation (Reductions and Concessions) Bill - 7 June 06
Mismanagement exposed by Snowy Hydro sale cessation - grievance - 7 June 06
Appropriation (Parliament 2006/07) Bill - 6 June 06
Appropriation (2006/07) Bill - 1 June 06
A budget of squandered opportunities and rising debt - 31 May 06
Victorian budget: services slide despite big spending - 31 May 06
LABOR'S MASSIVE DEBT RISE - 30 May 06
YET ANOTHER BRACKS TAX - 4 May 06
Development tax - question without notice - 4 May 06
Government mismanagement - matter of public importance - 3 May 06
PAEC 2004-05 Budget Outcomes Report - 3 May 06
Financial Management (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill - 3 May 06
OUT-OF-TOUCH BRACKS SEEKS TO RULE OUT TAX CUTS FOR UPCOMING BUDGET - 3 May 06
Land tax on trusts - 2 May 06
ALL-PARTY COMMITTEE EXPOSES BRACKS' MISMANAGEMENT - 28 Apr 06
PAEC 2005-06 Estimates Report - 5 Apr 06
Valuation of Land (Amendment) Bill - 5 Apr 06
* Land taxes increases for Ashwood couple - 4 Apr 06
LIBERAL PLAN - A BETTER WAY OF DELIVERING PUBLIC SERVICES
- 3 Apr 06

BRUMBY USES GRAND PRIX TO DUMP FEES AND FINES LISTS - 31 Mar 06
VICTORIA'S GST WINDFALL LEAVES NO EXCUSES FOR BRUMBY - 31 Mar 06
Land tax increases - DeMar Timber and Hardware - 28 Mar 06
BRUMBY BACKFLIPS ON ARTHUR'S HOTEL LAND TAX BILL
- 27 March 06
STAMP DUTY, GRANTS & STOCK MARKET KEEP CASH FLOWING FOR BRUMBY
- 10 Mar 06
Estimates committee hearings - 2 Mar 06
Government mismanagement - 1 Mar 06
PAEC report on public sector corporate governance - 1 Mar 06
Land tax increases - question 28 Feb 06
Land tax increases - 28 Feb 06
MASSIVE LAND TAX INCREASE HITS ARTHUR'S HOTEL - 22 Feb 06
LAND TAX ASSESSMENTS - HERE WE GO AGAIN - 14 Feb 06
PRODUCTIVITY REPORT REVEALS BRACKS GOVERNMENT MISMANAGEMENT - 31 Jan 06
VICTORIANS WON'T HOLD THEIR BREATH FOR BRACKS TO REVEAL FEES - 3 Jan 06

LABOR POSITIONS ITSELF FOR ANOTHER TAX ON MOTORISTS - 31 Dec 05
WELCOME TO 2006 - TAXES AND CHARGES RISE FROM TOMORROW - 31 Dec 05
FIRST HOME BUYING MORE EXPENSIVE FROM 1 JANUARY - Dec 05
BUDGET UPDATE: HIGH TAXING, SPENDING BLOWOUTS CONTINUE - 14 Dec 05
TRAIN, TRAM FARE RISES - COMMUTERS PAY MORE, GET LESS - 7 Dec 05
Superannuation Legislation (Governance Reform) Bill - 16 Nov 05
Developer levy burden on young families - question - 16 Nov 05
New developer levy - question - 16 Nov 05
BRUMBY'S TAXING SPREE CONTINUES - FEES, FINES, TAXES UP - 15 Nov 05
Delays in paying teachers' superannuation - 15 Nov 05
Brumby's third try to get trusts land tax scale right - 28 Oct 05
Increases in fees, fines and charges - question - 26 Oct 05
Brumby spends big on bureaucrats - 26 Oct 05
Libs fix land tax error for "Bungles Brumby" - 26 Oct 05
Parking tax extensions - question - 25 Oct 05
Brumby won't rule out parking tax on residents - 25 Oct 05
Brumby bungles new land tax "Dog's breakfast !" - 24 Oct 05
New parking tax - a bureaucratic mess and you may be next - 24 Oct 05
Congestion Levy Bill - consideration in detail - 20 Oct 05
Congestion Levy Bill - second reading - 20 Oct 05
Mineral Resources Development (Brown Coal Royalties) Bill - second reading - 20 Oct 05
Mines (Aluminium Agreement) (Brown Coal Royalties) Bill - second reading - 20 Oct 05
Brumby stays silent on trusts land tax - 19 Oct 05
Land Tax Bill - second reading - 18 Oct 05
High taxing, high spending budget helped out by GST - 6 Oct 05
Delay in date for 2006 budget - question - 5 Oct 05
Treasury Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill - second reading - 5 Oct 05
Brumby "too busy" to deliver budget on time - 5 Oct 05
Delay in details of new land tax on trusts - question - 4 Oct 05
Car park tax in Victorian regional centres - question - 4 Oct 05

Cost of report on income tax issues - question - 13 Sep 05
Brumby urges tax reform, but what about Victorian taxes? - 12 Sep 05
Reported proposals for $30k new homes services tax - 8 Sep 05
New land tax law silent about tax on trusts - 8 Sep 05
Tax reform begins at home (The Age) - 6 Sep 05
Labor's $30,000 services tax will make homes unaffordable - 21 Aug 05
Labor' stamp duty backdown - trusts tax must follow - 11 Aug 05
Deteriorating performance of State Revenue Office - 9 Aug 05
NSW abolishes vendor duty, now the pressure's on Brumby - 2 Aug 05
Report exposes Bracks phoney parking tax claims - 27 July 05
Pensioners to cop $7,600 bill for Brumby's new land tax - 25 July 05
Bracks grabs more duty from vendor terms sales - 21 July 05
Land tax on trusts threatens large increases - 20 July 05
Increases in land tax burden - question - 20 July 05
+ Reforming infrastructure and service provision (The Age) - 12 July 05

Brumby's new $6,000 property tax - 29 June 05
Bracks slack on paying bills - 22 June 05
Disclosure of legal advice on stamp duty changes - question - 16 June 05
Land tax refund cheque delays - question - 16 June 05
Disclosure of legal advice on stamp duty changes - point of order - 16 June 05
Health Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill - second reading - 16 June 05
More Bracks tax stings on property owners - 16 June 05
State Taxation Acts (General Amendment) Bill - second reading and consideration in detail - 15 June 05
PAEC 04-05 estimates report recommendations rejected - 15 June 05
Emergency Services Superannuation (Amendment) Bill - second reading - 25 May 05
Energy Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill - second reading - 25 May 05
Brumby's land tax hoax - Labor forced to admit increases - 20 May 05
"A Fairer Victoria" - MPI - 18 May 05
+ Victorian budget raises national tax, infrastructure and debt issues (AFR) - 5 May 05
Land tax increase for retiree - question - 5 May 05
Land tax increase for Dandenong business - question - 5 May 05
Budget Reply speech (Hansard) or edited text with charts - 5 May 05
+ Budget: Lots of promises, few solutions (The Age) - 4 May 05
Labor fails again on land tax - 4 May 05
Budget land tax measures - question - 3 May 05
State budget: Labor must take responsibility - 2 May 05
+ Land tax crisis is due to government policy (The Age) - 21 Apr 05
Land tax increases - MPI - 20 Apr 05
PAEC 03-04 outcomes report shows gov't failures - 20 Apr 05
Brumby's pokie slug risks a "lose-lose" outcome - 14 Apr 05
+ Land tax crisis: Bracks just doesn't get it (Young Liberal Movement) - April 05
+ Deciding our infrastructure needs and spending (AFR) - 8 Apr 05
What Labor must do urgently about land tax - 5 Apr 05

Lindsay Fox on land tax relief - question - 24 Mar 05
Land tax hurts single mother - 23 Mar 05
Land tax relief to ordinary Victorians - question - 23 Mar 05
Budget surplus shows Labor can afford land tax cuts - 22 Mar 05
Land tax relief before State budget - question - 22 Mar 05
+ Rethinking how governments provide services (Victorian Liberal Students Association) - Feb 05
Bracks' land tax forces Whitehorse Inn to close - 15 Feb 05
Access Economics sound budget warning for Brumby - 6 Feb 05
Productivity report exposes Bracks Government mismanagement - 28 Jan 05
Valuation changes to hit property owners - 19 Jan 05

Quarterly financial report - high taxing, high spending continue - 24 Dec 04
Commonwealth rescues budget from Brumby's spending blowouts - 15 Dec 04
Latest figures show more land tax increases to come - 12 Dec 04
PAEC 2004-05 Estimates report and rising public servant numbers - 1 Dec 04
PAEC 2004-05 Estimates report and government non-disclosure - 17 Nov 04
Scoresby can be afforded without tolls - 14 Oct 04
Building Scoresby without tolls - question - 13 Oct 04
Budget result leaves no excuses for Scoresby toll - 13 Oct 04
Parliamentary Superannuation Legislation (Reform) Bill - second reading - 13 Oct 04

False claims by Treasurer - 16 Sep 04
National Competition Policy payments - 15 Sep 04
PAEC Budget Outcomes report 2002-03 - 15 Sep 04
Parliamentary Salaries and Superannuation (Amendment) Bill - second reading - 14 Sep 04
It's official - Bracks Government pays its bills late - 17 Aug 04
+ If this is Bracks' best, Victoria is in trouble (The Age) - 3 Aug 04
Victoria's AAA rating paid for with higher taxes - 26 July 04

Appointment of auditor of Auditor-General - 2 June 04
State Taxation Acts (Tax Reform) Bill - second reading - 2 June 2004
Financial Management (Amendment) Bill - second reading - 1 June 2004
Treasurer's factual errors in capital works and payroll tax claims - 27 May 04
Auditor-General's reports confirm Bracks just can't manage - 26 May 04
*  Stamp duty: ex gratia relief on marriage breakdown - 25 May 04
Brumby's budget slugs business $80 million a year - 19 May 04
Appropriation (Parliament 2004/05) Bill - 13 May 04
Auditor-General's report - question - 12 May 04
Budget Reply speech (Hansard) or edited text with charts (pdf 206k) - 6 May 04
+ Families are still hurting, Mr Treasurer (The Age) - 6 May 04
Land tax increases - question - 6 May  04
Budget: Commonwealth funding - question - 6 May 04
Budget and Scoresby freeway - question - 5 May 04
Victorians still slugged on stamp duty and other taxes - 4 May 04
State budget: what to expect and what is needed - 2 May 04
Further on land tax increases despite "cuts" - 22 Apr 04
Land tax increases despite "cuts" - 22 Apr 04
Small and medium business dudded on land tax - 22 Apr 04
Land Tax (Amendment) Bill - second reading - 20 Apr 04
Further land tax increases - 1 Apr 04

Bracks Government seeks unlimited powers to increase fees - 31 Mar 04
Monetary Units Bill - second reading  31 Mar 04
Brumby's sneaky late night cash grab to hike up charges - 5 Mar 04
Land tax increases - 4 Mar 04
Mid-year report: more taxes, more blowouts, squeeze ahead - 2 Mar 04
Stamp duty relief in Queensland - stamp duty ripoff in Victoria - 24 Feb 04
Brumby opens way to $900 million black hole - 5 Feb 04
Stamp duty relief for Queensland - but Victorians still fork out - 29 Jan 04
Bracks Government uses tax office report for its own propaganda - 21 Jan 04

Productivity Commission confirms Bracks stamp duty ripoff - 18 Dec 03
Budget Update: Bracks = taxes up + spending blowouts - 4 Dec 03
Gov't mismanagement: tax increases and service cuts - 26 Nov 03
Improper funds transfer to DOI - question - 26 Nov 03
+ Victoria - state of bad management (The Age) - 22 Nov 03
Auditor-General warns: Victoria's finances under threat - 20 Nov 03
Bracks still relying on stamp duty slug to prop up budget - 17 Nov 03
State Taxation Acts (Further Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill - 5 Nov 03
Annual Financial Report - variations in items - 30 Oct 03
Tax slugs save budget from deficit despite spending blowouts - 27 Oct 03
First Home Owner Scheme - question - 16 Oct 03
Brumby's inaction on home grants exposed - 15 Oct 03
First Home Owner Scheme - Gov't mishandling - 15 Oct 03
First Home Owner Scheme - need for disclosure - 14 Oct 03
Commonwealth funding for Victoria - 8 Oct 03

Wages bill blowout puts more pressure on budget - 26 Sept 03
Damage from retrospective removal of trainees payroll tax exemption - 18 Sept 03
Superannuation Acts (Family Law) Bill - 17 Sept 03

Fines, fees go up in new Bracks cash grab - 30 June 03
Labor's wage's blowout threatens further cuts to services - 26 June 03
State Taxation Acts (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill - c'tee debate - 5 June 03
State Taxation Acts (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill - second reading - 4 June 03
Appropriation (Parliament 2003/2004) Bill - 4 June 03
Labor's latest tax target - franchisees and service companies - 3 June 03
Audit (Amendment) Bill - 21 May 03
Opposition response to 2003-04 State Budget - 8 May 03
Budget reply speech - complete - 8 May 03 [view table and charts; download speech, table and charts (pdf, 231kb)]
Budget commitment to only 8 out of 51 capital works promises - question - 7 May 03
+ Where has all the money gone? (The Age) - 7 May 03
SRO demanding duty on value of tenants' fixtures - 10 Apr 03

Pay-roll Tax (Maternity and Adoption Leave Exemption) Bill 27 Mar 03
The challenges ahead for Victoria's finances - 27 Feb 03
Labor can't blame drought for budget difficulties - 6 Feb 03
Budget update confirms high taxing and spending blowouts - 15 Jan 03

Liberals' commitments costed, affordable, responsible - 28 Nov 02
Brumby should take heed of ALP web site - 27 Nov 02
Bracks ad a con - 25 Nov 02
Liberals to give stamp duty relief - 22 Nov 02
- Stamp Duty - Time for relief (MS Word)
Some fact behind the rhetoric - 18 Nov 02
Time for Labor to tell the truth about its spending - 18 Nov 02
Labor's spending growing faster than earnings - 16 Nov 02
Figures confirm Labor can't control its spending - 15 Nov 02
Labor must publish its election costings - 11 Nov 02
Brumby's canards continue - 10 Nov 02
Premier ducks for cover on overseas shares punt - 17 Oct 02
Non-disclosure of overseas investment losses - question - 17 Oct 02
Brumby's overseas share market punt goes wrong - 16 Oct 02
Losses from increased overseas investments - question - 16 Oct 02
Unfunded liabilities still under wraps - 10 Oct 02
Public sector superannuation quarterly report - question - 9 Oct 02
Lenders' answer puts Brumby on spot - 8 Oct 02
Public sector superannuation losses - question - 8 Oct 02

Brumby boasts as tax slug continues - 1 July 02

Appropriation (Parliament 2002/03) Bill - 5 June 02
State Taxation Acts (Further Tax Reform) Bill - 29 May 02
Opposition Budget Reply - 16 May 02
Budget spending fails to deliver results - 16 May 02
State Taxation Legislation (Further Amendment) Bill - 15 May 02
+ Victoria loses momentum as tax ripoff continues (Herald Sun) - 9 May 02
+ Time for a reality check on Bracks' budget myths (The Age) - 8 May 02
Budget: the tax slug continues - 7 May 02
Land tax on small business - question - 23 Apr 02
Labor's business statement brings little joy - 22 Apr 02
Tax rip-off must stop - 20 Apr 02
Bracks to hand out tax crumbs earlier - 17 Apr 02
Melbourne City Link (Further Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill - 16 Apr 02

Loan to Central City Studios - question - 28 Mar 02
Audit (Further Amendment) Bill - Council Amdts - 27 Mar 02
Tax increase threat adds to Brumby's ripoff - 22 Mar 02
Bracks continues high taxing, uncontrolled spending - 15 Mar 02
Spendthrift Government continues to slug Victorians - 15 Jan 02

Audit (Further Amendment) Bill - C'tee stage - 29 Nov 01
Audit (Further Amendment) Bill - 27 Nov 01
Audit changes raise fears of fines and restricted access - 27 Nov 01
Bracks' stamp duty takes all of Howard's home grant - 12 Nov 01
State Taxation Legislation (Amendment) Bill - 31 Oct 01
Annual financial results confirm Labor's high taxes - 24 Oct 01
Unclaimed Moneys and Superannuation Legislation (Amendment) Bill - 16 Oct 01
GST rollback impact on States - question - 11 Oct 01
West bears brunt of Labor's stamp duty increases - 11 Oct 01
Tax increases - grievance - 10 Oct 01
Brumby loses cool and attacks real estate agents over stamp duty - 10 Oct 01
Will the Government reduce stamp duty - question - 9 Oct 01
Increases in stamp duty revenue - question - 9 Oct 01
Brumby humbug on First Home Owners Grant - 5 Oct 01
Land tax: check your valuations now - 3 Oct 2001

Taxation increases under Labor governments - 18 Sep 01
Robert Clark appointed as Shadow Treasurer - 13 Sep 01

-  GBEs, Partnerships and Industry Regulation
(until 6 Dec 2006)

ALL PARTY REPORT EXPOSES "PARTNERSHIPS" FAILINGS -  4 Oct 06

Victorian Renewable Energy Bill - 9 Aug 06
Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Bill - 8 Aug 06
Energy Legislation (Hardship, Metering and other Matters) Bill - 8 Aug 06
Snowy Hydro Corporation (Parliamentary Approval) Bill - 20 July 06
Hollow claims on red tape reduction measures - 18 July 06

Energy Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill - 6 June 06

LIBERAL PLAN - A BETTER WAY OF BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE - 19 Feb 06
BRACKS RELIES ON SNOWY-HYDRO PRIVATISATION TO FUND SCHOOLS - 13 Feb 06

SECRET SCORESBY DOCUMENTS - BRACKS TAKES LIBS TO COURT - 8 Dec 05
Treasury Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill - second reading - 5 Oct 05
Emergency services superannuation - question - 4 Oct 05
Scoresby: the Liberals' case for changing gear (The Age) - 16 Sep 05
Government assistance to bio-tech industry - question - 8 Sep 05
Pipelines Bill - second reading - 7 Sep 05
House Contracts Guarantee (Amendment) Bill - second reading - 16 Aug 05
Victorian State Emergency Services Bill - second reading - 9 Aug 05
*    Energy Safe Victoria Bill - second reading - 19 July 05

Gaming Regulation (Public Lottery Licences) Bill - consideration in detail - 24 May 05
Transport Legislation (Further Amendment) Bill - second reading - 19 May 05

National Electricity (Victoria) Bill - second reading - 23 Mar 05
Geothermal Energy Resources Bill - second reading - 22 Mar 05

+ Why it is possible to remove freeway tolls (Sunday Age) - 26 Dec 04
Mitcham-Frankston tollway environmental protection standards - 7 Dec 04
+ Victorian toll debate has national significance (AFR) - 18 Nov 04
Energy Legislation (Amendment) Bill - second reading - 18 Nov 04
Construction Industry Long Service Leave (Amendment) Bill - second reading - 16 Nov 04
Channel deepening dredging contract issues - 11 Nov 04
Electricity Industry (Wind Energy Development) Bill - second reading - 10 Nov 04
Market ignores Brumby's reckless sovereign risk claims - 8 Nov 04
Flawed government claims about Scoresby - 3 Nov 04
Surplus levels and Scoresby affordability claims - question - 3 Nov 04
Desperate Brumby peddles flawed Scoresby advice - 3 Nov 04
Brumby talks down his toll deal - 1 Nov 04
+ Yes, we can make the Scoresby toll free (Herald Sun) - 21 Oct 04
Essential Services Commission (Amendment) Bill - second reading - 14 Oct 04

Labor's "Independent" Competition Commission a sham - 26 Aug 04
Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission establishment - 26 Aug 04
Victoria's reputation slips further over Freight Australia - 29 July 04

Treasury and Finance Legislation (Amendment) Bill - 25 May 04
Energy Legislation (Regulatory Reform) Bill - 5 May 04

Unclaimed Moneys (Amendment) Bill - 2 Mar 04
Gas Industry (Residual Provisions)(Amendment) Bill - 2 Mar 04
Labor on wrong track with rail deal - 24 Feb 04

Brumby's review exposes flaws in Labor's projects policy - 5 Dec 03
Accident Compensation and Transport Accident Acts (Amendment) Bill - 6 Nov 03
*  Cemeteries and Crematoria Bill - 9 Oct 03

Port Services (Port of Melbourne Reform) Bill - 30 Apr 03
Brumby must provide facts on rail blowout - 14 Apr 03

Losses by public sector financial corporations - question - 25 Mar 03

+ Partnerless Victoria - why the private sector won't dance with John Brumby (The Age) - 2 July 2002

Report confirms reform benefits - 29 May 02

+ PPPs: the Policy v. Practice Gap (IQPC conference) - 26 Feb 02
Brumby's double standards in attack on private sector - 26 Feb 02
Victorian Energy as the Crossroads - 19 Feb 02
Unions bans and delays the cause of electricity problems - 4 Jan 02
Thwaites' electricity excuses - 3 Jan 02

Energy Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill - 28 Nov 01
Treasurer's role in appointment of URLC CEO - question - 28 Nov 01
Third State Government financial entity hits losses - 16 Nov 01
End to Winter Power Bonus helps push Victoria to Australia's highest inflation rate - 24 Oct 01

* Essential Services Commission Bill - C'tee stage - 27 Sep 01
Essential Services Commission Bill - 25 Sep 01
Essential Services Commission Bill (cont'd) - 25 Sep 01
Robert Clark appointed as Shadow Treasurer - 13 Sep 01

- Gaming
(25th August 2002 to 13th December 2002)

Liberals' plan for socially responsible gaming - 27 Nov 02
- The Liberal Plan for Socially Responsible Gaming (MS Word)
Government's footy tipping competition flops again - 29 Sep 02
Labor's pokie dependence continues to grow - 26 Sep 02
Government owes answers on underage gambling - 31 Aug 02

-  Planning
(until 13th September 2001)

ResCode adds to planning uncertainty - 29 Aug 01
+ The Victorian economy and building industry - a broader context (Australian Institute of Building Surveyors conference) - 22 Aug 01
Yarraville development on hazardous waste site - 22 Aug 01
Bungled ResCode announcement fails to answer key questions - 17 Aug 01
ResCode: No news is bad news - 14 Aug 01
+ ResCode: the good, the bad and the ugly (Planning News) - July 01
+ ResCode: Tighter numbers but new frustrations (Residents Voice) - July 01

Builders' futures threatened by insurance requirements - 12 June 01
House Contracts Guarantee (HIH) Bill - 5 June 01
Building (Single Dwellings) Bill (incl ResCode) - 30 May 01
Premier's new HIH announcement shows he doesn't understand - 29 May 01
* Urban Land Corporation (Amendment) Bill - 29 May 01
ResCode risks continuing planning uncertainty - 24 May 01
HIH collapse: Government fumbles again - 12 May 01
HIH collapse: Government must act - 21 Apr 01
Waverley Park: Government must declare its hand - 18 Apr 01
Support for Royal Exhibition Building World Heritage listing - 3 Apr 01
Rochester residents need Minister Thwaites to do his job - 2 Apr 01

VCAT: rules require too much case-by-case judgment - 18 Feb 01
+ ResCode: Where to now? (Planning News) - Feb 01
Report Slams Minister's 'Unworkable' ResCode - 18 Jan 01
New building figures catch Thwaites out - 5 Jan 01

Government again opposes covenant protections - 30 Nov 00
Building (Legionella) Bill - 21 Nov 00
Multi-storey development in Whitehorse Road, Mont Albert - 16 Nov 00
Government opposes covenant protections for residents - 1 Nov 00
Ministerial intervention: St Phillip Street, Brunswick - 26 Oct 00
Liberals move to strengthen covenant protections - 25 Oct 00
Heritage (Amendment) Bill - 25 Oct 00
Upper Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Regional Strategy Plan - 4 Oct 00

+ ResCode: Radical Surgery Needed (Planning News) - Sep 00
Planning and Environment (Restrictive Covenants) Bill - 5 Sep 00
ResCode: Desperate Minister looks to Opposition for help - 23 Aug 00

+ New Planning Balance Begins to Wobble (REIV Journal) - June 00
Concerns emerge on new planning code - 14 June 00
Reservations on ResCode - 10 June 00
Old rules continue as delay hits new planning code - 7 June 00
New planning backdown by Government - 16 May 00
*    Planning and Environment (Amendment) Bill - 10 May 00
Opposition victory on planning Bill demolition loophole - 10 May 00
Planning Bill loophole to open way for heritage demolitions - 30 Apr 00
Residents miss out as delays hit new planning laws - 5 Apr 00
* Residential planning code delays and workshop scheduling - 5 Apr 00

Thwaites denies democratic vote on Bayside heritage - 25 Feb 00
Planning: lots of talk, but where's the action? - 25 Feb 00
+ Interview with "Planning News" (Planning News) - Feb 00

+ Introductory statement for "Planning News" (Planning News) - Dec 99
Labor to blame for lack of interim controls - 15 Dec 99
Planning Statement: Much ado about very little - 13 Dec 99
Upper Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Regional Strategy Plan  - 9 Dec 99
Thwaites policy backflip favours inner Melbourne - 7 Dec 99
Interim controls needed on setbacks, overshadowing, visual bulk - 10 Nov 99
Clark appointed Shadow Minister for Planning, WorkCover - 3 Nov 99

Major Projects
(until 13th September 2001)

State Opposition concerns over Docklands tender  - 31 July 01

Doubts over Docklands choice for film studios - 28 June 01
Auditor-General exposes Federation Square bungling - 6 June 01
Major building projects missing from Budget - 15 May 01

Indecision, unions, delay National Gallery project - 26 Feb 01

It's time for new projects as construction slows - 15 Dec 00
It's time to remove Flinders Street overpass - 10 Dec 00
National Gallery of Victoria redevelopment - 23 Nov 00
Delay and inaction on major projects - 25 Oct 00
* Project Development and Construction Management (Amendment) Bill - 25 Oct 00

Federation Square: Minister, not Major Projects Office, should go - 24 Sep 00
Federation Square: Minister wrong about cost blowout - 12 Aug 00
Federation Square: Minister wrong about delay - 9 Aug 00
Guggenheim bid - time to line up feasibility funding - 3 July 00
Construction downturn continues - 3 July 00

Infrastructure guidelines, but where are the projects?- 27 June 00
Bracks must act on construction industry downturn - 7 June 00
State Opposition backs Geelong Guggenheim bid - 31 May 00
Geelong: proposed Guggenheim Museum - 31 May 00
Federation Square: review, Walker report - 10 May 00
Federation Square: shards review - question - 9 May 00
Ministers at odds over Docklands roads - 22 Apr 00
Docklands: alternative route built for access and safety - 22 Apr 00

Federation Square: completion date and cost - question - 22 Mar 00
Federation Square: costs, warnings, prejudgment, harrassment - 22 Mar 00
Federation Square - future of whistleblower - question - 14 Mar 00
Government must reinstate Federation Square chief - 6 Mar 00
Federation Square: whistleblowers and gags - 2 Mar 00
Industrial Disputes: Electricity Industry and Docklands - 1 Mar 00
Federation Shards: Bracks' handling could make us a joke - 13 Feb 00
Mirvac postponement: Bracks must face facts and act - 11 Feb 00

Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre Bill - 9 Dec 99
Federation Square: Labor's misleading news recycling - 11 Nov 99
Waverley Park compulsory acquisition - question - 4 Nov 99

-  Hazardous Waste
(until 13th September 2001)

Above ground dumping unproven and risky - 26 Mar 01

-  WorkCover and Transport Accident Commission
(until 13th December 2002 (TAC from 13th September 2001))

Liberals plan for a fairer WorkCover system - 1 Nov 02
-   The Liberal Plan for a Fairer WorkCover (pdf)
TAC's solvency level - 8 Oct 02
WorkCover and Arthritis Foundation - 12 Sept 02

Report shows $237 million increase in WorkCover burden - 14 Mar 02
WorkCover private investigator tender - 28 Feb 02

Accident Compensation (Amendment) Bill - 22 Nov 01
Accident Compensation (Amendment) Bill (cont'd) - 22 Nov 01
Injured worker ripoff to fund WorkCover's black hole - 22 Nov 01
Rural and regional hospitals suffer WorkCover burden - 14 Nov 01
Report shows $387m rise in WorkCover burden - 30 Oct 01
WorkCover claims investigators - 16 Oct 01

TAC losses: action needed - 27 Sep 01
TAC losses - question - 27 Sep 01
Rescue plan needed for TAC after $640m downturn - 27 Sep 01
Delays in obtaining lump sum payouts - 18 Sep 01
Industrial manslaughter - don't punish those trying to help - 19 Aug 01
Minister seeks credit for $396m WorkCover burden  - 2 Aug 01
Police compensation debate exposes Labor's broken promise - 27 July 01

WorkCover inquiry forced Government to reveal facts - 21 June 01
All-Party Committee confirms WorkCover premium impact - 20 June 01
WorkCover premium rate increases of 36%+ - question without notice - 12 June 01
WorkCover: Employers face new premium rises - 11 June 01
Ballarat left behind in Safety Week gaffe - 4 May 01
WorkCover: Rule change caused extra premium slug - 8 Apr 01
Promised lump-sum payouts still not available - 3 Apr 01

Parliamentary report shows budget hit by WorkCover rises - 30 Nov 00
Pacific Textiles' increase is due to present Gov't - 20 Nov 00
WorkCover: Minister should release actuarial assessment - 14 Nov 00
Transport Accident (Amendment) Bill - 26 Oct 00
WorkCover: No excuses for breaking promises - 23 Oct 00
WorkCover cost hikes a mystery - 12 Oct 00
Government disarray on WorkCover premium funding - 5 Oct 00

Opposition launches inquiry into WorkCover premiums - 5 Sep 00
Employers kept in dark on change to WorkCover payment deadline - 1 Sep 00
* Late notice of payment deadline extensions - 31 Aug 00
WorkCover: "Blame the victim" response adds insult to injury - 18 Aug 00
* Premium increase for Blackburn nursing home - 17 Aug 00
Premium increases impact on Box Hill businesses - 17 Aug 00
Small Business Minister on premium increases - question - 16 Aug 00
Premium increases for disability services - question -16 Aug 00
Premium increase for Seahawk Pty Ltd - question - 16 Aug 00
Govt handling of WorkCover premium increases - 16 Aug 00
Decision on WorkCover premium model - question - 15 Aug 00
WorkCover: Government backdown must lead to results - 9 August 00
WorkCover: Government must come clean on expensive bungle - 7 August 00
ACCC forces backdown on WorkCover claims - 24 July 00
New WorkCover slug for employers - 19 July 00

Accident Compensation (Common Law and Benefits) Bill - 9 May 00
State Opposition will not opppose WorkCover Bill - 9 May 00
Issues raised by Accident Compensation (Common Law and Benefits) Bill - 13 Apr 00
WorkCover premiums: economic impact assessment - 12 Apr 00
WorkCover decision risks making Victorians three way losers - 11 Apr 00
WorkCover Health and Safety Week shows Labor folly - 6 Apr 00

+ Labor and WorkCover: a case of hypocrisy (The Age) - 24 Mar 00
WorkCover: What Trades Hall need to tell their members - 23 Mar 00
WorkCover premiums: economic impact - question - 21 Mar 00
WorkCover Report exposes Labor's false claims - 8 Mar 00
Common law: compensation and opportunism - 29 Feb 00
WorkCover: Premium increases to hit confidence, jobs - 23 Feb 00
The last WorkCover safety campaign? - 17 Jan 00

WorkCover: report puts pressure on Government - 28 Dec 99
WorkCover costings: Cameron must explain - 16 Dec 99
WorkCover premiums, actuarial review - question - 16 Dec 99
Workcover and OHS costs to small business - 8 Dec 99
Common law - unanswered questions - 30 Nov 99
WorkCover premiums - question - 25 Nov 99
VWA's success record on accidents - 16 Nov 99
Common law the cause of WorkCover costs - 15 Nov 99
WorkCover premiums - adjournment debate - 4 Nov 99
WorkCover premiums - question - 4 Nov 99
Clark appointed Shadow Minister for Planning, WorkCover - 3 Nov 99


General

Statement of government intentions highlight's Labor's inaction - 13 Mar 08
Relationships Bill fosters short-term "marriage-lite" - 12 Mar 08
Patient dies after feeding terminated, despite family's wishes - 6 Feb 08
Traffic cameras - need to fix blackout errors - 6 Feb 08

Tribute to the Howard Government - 6 Dec 07
Port Services Amendment Bill - 1 Nov 07
EMERGENCY SERVICES LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL - 11 Oct 07
BUILDING AMENDMENT BILL  - 9 Oct 07

Commonwealth-state relations: cooperative federalism  - 22 Aug 07
ROYAL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (LAND) BILL  - 21 Aug 07
PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT AMENDMENT BILL  - 21 Aug 07
PARLIAMENTARY SALARIES AND SUPERANNUATION AMENDMENT BILL  - 8 Aug 07
Hon. Walter Jona, AM  - 7 Aug 07
Assembly members appearing before Upper House gaming inquiry - 18 Jul 07
ACCIDENT COMPENSATION AMENDMENT BILL - consideration in detail - 18 Jul 07
ACCIDENT COMPENSATION AMENDMENT BILL - second reading - 17 Jul 07

BUILDING AMENDMENT (PLUMBING) BILL  - 19 Jun 07
APPROPRIATION (07/2008) BILL  - 23 May 07
STATE TAXATION AND GAMBLING LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (BUDGET MEASURES) BILL - 22 May 07
APPROPRIATION (PARLIAMENT 07/2008) BILL - 22 May 07
INFERTILITY TREATMENT AMENDMENT BILL - consideration in detail - 18 Apr 07
INFERTILITY TREATMENT AMENDMENT BILL - second reading - 17 Apr 07

Government tries to side-track Parliamentary committees - 1 Mar 07
New Labor's squandered opportunities - 15 Feb 07

Appointments of guardians by VCAT - 9 Aug 06

Condolence for Ian Little - 15 June 06
Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Bill - 13 June 06
Equal Opportunity and Tolerance Legislation (Amendment) Bill - 3 May 06

Education and Training Reform Bill - 30 Mar 06
Commonwealth Games tributes - 28 Mar 06
Crimes (Family Violence)(Holding Powers) Bill - 7 Feb 06

Urban Growth Boundaries - 17 Nov 05
Crimes (Homicide) Bill - 26 Oct 05
* Public Advocate's handling of case of Francis Jeffrey - 26 Oct 05
Condolence for Bruce Chamberlain - 18 Oct 05
Opposition's policy to reduce Eastlink tolls - 5 Oct 05
Treasury Legislation (Repeal) Bill - second reading - 5 Oct 05
Commonwealth's industrial relations changes - MPI - 10 Aug 05

Death of Terri Schiavo - 21 Apr 05
Condolence for Pope John Paul II - 19 Apr 05

Boxing Day Tsunami - 22 Feb 05
The Road to Reform in 2005 - Feb 05

Withholding of medical treatment in order to bring about death - 9 Dec 04
Occupational Health and Safety Bill - second reading - 8 Dec 04
Public Administration Bill - second reading - 1 Dec 04
Religion, ethics and politics - Oct 04

*  Legislative Assembly Standing Orders, c'tee stage: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4  - 4 Mar 04
Legislative Assembly Standing Orders - 3 Mar 04

Crimes (Stalking) Bill -c'tee debate - 18 Nov 03
Relationships hold key to social problems - 20 Oct 03
*    Constitution (Supreme Court) Bill - 8 Oct 03

In remembrance of Victory in the Pacific Day - 15 Aug 03
Social capital - building trust, optimism and goodwill - 8 Aug 03

Withdrawing food and water from patients - 3 June 03

Health Legislation (Research Involving Human Embryos and Prohibiton of Human Cloning) Bill - 25 Mar 03
Constitution (Parliamentary Reform) Bill - 18 Mar 03
Proposed sessional orders for 55th Parliament - 26 Feb 03

*   Melbourne 2030 strategy - 9 Oct 02

* Casino (Management Agreement)(Amendment) Bill - 29 May 02
Insurance for learner drivers - 18 Apr 02

Appropriation (2001/02) Bill (the Budget) - 31 May 01
Statute Law Amendment (Relationships) Bill - 1 May 01

Constitution (Proportional Representation) Bill - 6 Sep 00
World Economic Forum and State economy - 6 Sep 00
Thwaites wrong on hospital funding - 24 July 00

National Taxation Reform (Further Consequential Amendments) Bill - 4 May 00
Financial Management (Financial Responsibility) Bill - 22 Mar 00

Threatened LAP test shows Coalition's education achievements - 13 Dec 99

Book Review of Francis Fukuyama's "The Great Disruption" (Policy magazine) - Spring 99
McCalman wrong on privatisation - 30 Sep 99
ALP "union labour only" HTV card - 27 Sep 99
Gambling web link claim shows ignorance - 3 Sep 99
Alan Stockdale - the Victorian reforms and the Deakin Lecture (Deakin Lecture dinner speech) - 11 Aug 99
The need for contract teachers - 4 Aug 99
"Global Victoria" IT policy - 21 July 99
Spending on disability services up - 19 July 99
The new wave of reform (ALSF conference) - 9 July 99

Book Review of Lindsay Tanner's "Open Australia" (IPA Review) - June 99
1999 "Clark Report" Speech - 8 June 99
New electrical safety rules - 27 May 99
eKorp and Lonely Planet launch new product for travellers - 20 May 99
Industry network for software developers - 13 May 99

Book Review of "The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Open Socety Endangered" (Policy magazine) - Autumn 99
Curriculum to be simplified - 29 Mar 99
Heroin trials claim wrong - 29 Mar 99
It can't be us in front, can it? - 25 Feb 99
Toast to the Queen and Australia - 25 Jan 99

1998 "Clark Report" Speech - 5 Nov 98
10 Years in Parliament - 6 Oct 98
Christianity and Free Enterprise (Policy magazine) - Spring 98
Civil Society, Market Forces and Government - 6 Sep 98

1997 "Clark Report" Speech - 21 Oct 97

Victoria Gaining in Multimedia - 9 Oct 96
World-wide web widens the world - 3 July 96
Rebuilding still the key election issue - 22 Mar 96
Mandate to continue rebuilding is key election issue - 14 Mar 96

New directories for Seniors Card discounts - 7 Oct 95
New range of information guides for parents - 29 July 95
MPs' offices provide range of services - 7 June 95
Credit ratings - what do they mean? - 24 May 95
Senior Citizens Week celebrations - 1 Mar 95
Australia day: a day to celebrate our achievements - 28 Jan 95

Christmas, bus safety and the road toll - 16 Dec 94
Help for cyclists - 22 Oct 94
New laws on cats and dogs - 23 Sep 94
Victoria's Parliament House a neglected treasure - 25 Aug 94

Keating economic statement - 28 Feb 92
Clark seeks comment on pet bill - 16 Jan 92

Payroll tax abolition welcome news for Victoria - 22 Nov 91
Big spending increases taxes and charges - 19 Sep 91
State budget: "No money, no jobs, no hope" - 29 Aug 91

1990 'Clark Report' - 24 Oct 90

Clark reports on issues - 19 Oct 89

Box Hill Electorate issues

Help needed for Box Hill TAFE after arson attack - 11 Mar 08
Waiting lists show need for Box Hill Hospital redevelopment - 28 Feb 08
Box Hill Police Station - no role for government architect - 6 Feb 08
No consideration of re-zoning Box Hill to Zone 1 - 5 Feb 08

Box Hill Hospital redevelopment delays - 22 Nov 07

Box Hill Hospital: lack of parking  - 18 Sep 07
Middleborough Road grade separation: Ombudsman's recommendations - 7 Aug 07
State government plans for Boroondara tram stops - 17 Jul 07

Office of Housing: maintenance service  - 20 Jun 07
Poor service at Box Hill rail station  - 24 May 07
Box Hill Hospital: Government failure to fund main redevelopment  - 22 May 07
Budget implications for Box Hill electorate  - 3 May 07
Passenger falls on tram 109  - 18 Apr 07

Councils support Liberal Party calls for curbing VCAT's pokie powers - 14 Mar 07
Middleborough Road grade separation footbridge needed - 13 Mar 07
Right turn arrow at last for Elgar and Canterbury Roads - 16 Feb 07
Middleborough Road grade separation noise levels - 13 Feb 07

Timelines for implementing government election promises - 20 Dec 06
Liberals commit $2 million to Surrey Hills Primary School - 24 Oct 06
Liberals commit to Middleborough Road traffic lights - 11 Oct 06
No "kerb access" tram stops in Boroondara under Liberals - 11 Oct 06

Whitehorse Council's $5 million budget deficit needs greater disclosure - 20 Sep 06
Whitehorse Council's budget deficit - 14 Sep 06
Traffic light changes needed to cut Station Street/Whitehorse Road congestion - 24 Aug 06
Robbery, assault, property damage rise in Box Hill electorate suburbs - 23 Aug 06
Station Street/Whitehorse intersection needs signal upgrade - 22 Aug 06
Government and Whitehorse Council must do more on graffiti - 10 Aug 06
Action needed on graffiti - 9 Aug 06

Middleborough Road grade separation - 15 June 06
Box Hill High School upgrade needed - 14 June 06
Box Hill planning and transport interchange - 3 May 06
Action needed on Box Hill Hospital redevelopment - 6 Apr 06
Surplus Commonwealth Games equipment for Box Hill Athletics Club - 28 Mar 06
Bus route 285 restored for frail and elderly - 17 Feb 06

Need for fencing of railway line in Surrey Hills - 18 Oct 05
Poor Route 766 bus service for Surrey Hills and Mont Albert - 4 Oct 05
Whitehorse motorists hit with 22 per cent increase in speeding fines - 29 Aug 05
Lack of progress on Middleborough Road grade separation - 18 Aug 05
New property tax to hit Whitehorse - 5 July 05

High rise tower at Belmore Heights shopping centre - 16 June 05
Rising waiting lists and waiting times at Box Hill Hospital - 26 May 05

Bracks' land tax assessments - a nasty surprise in the mail - 3 Mar 05
Poorly signed road closures in Balwyn and Balwyn North - 23 Feb 05

Whitehorse to be hit by new land tax increases - 17 Dec 04
Whitehorse Council must change housing strategy - 6 Oct 04

Bracks Government to seize planning powers - 28 Apr 04

Stamp Duty increases hit Whitehorse homebuyers - 9 Mar 04
Labor short-changes Whitehorse on Gambling Support Funds - 21 Jan 04

Bracks Government hits Box Hill High School with $10,000 WorkCover charge - 26 Nov 03
Government must act now on Box Hill Hospital car park - 26 Nov 03
Box Hill High School's $10,000 WorkCover charge - 19 Nov 03
No word on promised Whitehorse dental chairs - 18 Nov 03

Tram stop traffic survey must look at more than Whitehorse Road - 7 Aug 03

Tram stops create access problems - 4 June 03
* Maintenance needs at Box Hill High School - 22 May 03
Tram line extension welcome, but not Whitehorse Rd 'slalom run' - 2nd May 03

Need for action on Box Hill Hospital car park - 26 Mar 03
Appeal to Premier to halt kerb access tram stops - 26 Mar 03
Government tries to impose "consensus" tram stops - 4 Mar 03
Call for Minister to reconsider kerb access tram stops - 26 Feb 03

Box Hill Hospital car park delayed yet again - 29 Oct 02
Condolence book for Bali victims - 18 Oct 02

Whitehorse hit hard by Labor's stamp duty increases - 21 Aug 02

Clark calls for re-think on tram stop push - 13 June 02
Box Hill Hospital suffering under Labor - 3 June 02

Labor's stamp duty slug hits Whitehorse, Boroondara -  10 Oct 01

ResCode threat to fences - 13 June 01
Classroom squeeze and State budget - 13 Jun 01
Box Hill Hospital misses out in Budget of recycled announcements - 17 May 01
Minister pulls pin on Bowls Centre deputation - 30 Apr 01
Deputation to seek answers from Minister on State Bowls Centre - 26 Apr 01
Government bungling leaves Box Hill Hospital underfunded - 24 Apr 01
Boroondara Park class sizes suffer due to classroom shortage - 4 Apr 01

State Bowls Centre given to flawed Darebin bid - 22 Mar 01
* Land Tax proposal will hurt Box Hill businesses and property owners - 21 Mar 01
State Bowls Centre bid – was Whitehorse dudded? - 15 Mar 01
Small business and self-funded retirees the losers under State tax review - 1 Mar 01

Minister must give go-ahead to Springfield-Middleborough Rd works - 30 Nov 00
Tram line extension: residents should have a say - 16 Nov 00
Multi-storey development in Whitehorse Road, Mont Albert - 16 Nov 00
Government must act on multi-storey spread along Whitehorse Road - 9 Nov 00

WorkCover premium increases impact on Box Hill businesses - 16 Aug 00

Box Hill Hospital: modest funding misses real challenge - 21 June 00
Announcements ignore need to boost Box Hill Hospital - 6 June 00
New network ignores need to boost Box Hill Hospital - 18 May 00
Free Anzac day bus for dawn service at Shrine - 7 Apr 00
VicHealth Sport Safety Equipment Program - 7 Apr 00

Box Hill Hospital: funding needed if Knox scrapped - 8 Dec 99
'Mindless vandalism' cuts down Box Hill Senior Secondary College - 11 Nov 99

$4.2m capital boost for Whitehorse Community Health Service - 9 Sep 99
$12,000 of IYOP grants for local older persons groups - 8 Sep 99
More than $193,000 maintenance funding for local schools - 7 Sep 99
$2.5M upgrades for local schools - 31 Aug 99
Four local Safe Sports Grants - 19 Aug 99
Maintenance Funding for Kerrimuir Primary School - 19 Aug 99
Eastern metro area housing funding boost - 9 Aug 99
Clark re-endorsed for Box Hill - 28 July 99

$57,504 funding for disability aids - 30 June 99
Local schools receive computer funding - 22 June 99
$10,000 for Box Hill Skills.net project - 9 June 99
Capital works grants for local kindergartens - 29 Apr 99
$1.7-million upgrade for Box Hill TAFE - 29 Apr 99
More local train and tram services on Sundays - 27 Apr 99
Further computer funding available for schools - 23 Apr 99
Planning: you can have a say - 21 Apr 99
Traffic light funding to help wheelchair users - 1 Apr 99

Additional funding for school maintenance projects - 26 Mar 99
Boost to funding for elderly - 24 Mar 99
Energy smart schools program in Box Hill - 15 Mar 99
Premier to open new TAFE campus - 25 Feb 99
Maternity service heads hospital upgrade - 25 Feb 99
Box Hill Senior Secondary College becomes self-governing - 25 Feb 99
$55,000 grant for drug education in Whitehorse - 18 Feb 99

Box Hill Schools to Receive Major Maintenance Funding - 11 Nov 98
Local teachers to benefit from computer deal - 4 Nov 98
School Funding up 8.9% for 1999 - 4 Nov 98
Tram Line Extension Welcomed - 28 Oct 98
Groups should apply for skills.net funding - 12 Oct 98

Planning go-ahead for Mont Albert PS upgrade - 23 Sep 98
New VicHealth safe sports grants - 20 Aug 98
Maxi in Box Hill - 7 Aug 98
Box Hill High School Refurbished - 7 Aug 98
Achievements at Box Hill Hospital - 7 Aug 98
More Powerline Clearance Claims -17 July 98
$53,000 in extra funding for Box Hill Hospital disability aids - 2 July 98

Planning Crossfire - 27 May 98
Powerline Clearance Claims - 26 May 98
Boroondara Libraries Receive $42,500 Grants - 26 May 98
VicHealth sport safety equipment grants - 25 May 98
St Francis Xavier Bingo - 14 Apr 98
Powerline Clearance Concerns - 14 Apr 98

Government help for new school computers - 2 March 98
Planning Initiatives Welcomed - 26 Feb 98

(For articles, etc on Box Hill Electorate issues prior to 1998, see Box Hill Electorate news archives.)

 

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Robert Clark MP, Member for Box Hill

Robert Clark is the Member for Box Hill in the Victorian Parliament.

He is the Shadow Attorney-General in the Victorian Opposition, and also Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations and Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources.

From October 1999 until September 2001, he was Shadow Minister for Planning (including Major Projects) and Shadow Minister for WorkCover, from September 2001 to August 2002 was Shadow Treasurer, Shadow Minister for Finance and Shadow Minister for WorkCover and from August 2002 to November 2002 was Shadow Minister for Finance, Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Shadow Minister for WorkCover and Shadow Minister for Gaming.  From November 2002 until December 2006 he was Shadow Treasurer.  From December 2006 until August 2007, he was also Shadow Minister for Information and Communication Technology.

Robert Clark has been a Member of Parliament since 1988, having first been elected for the electorate of Balwyn at the age of 31.

Following the abolition of the Balwyn electorate in a redivision of electorate boundaries in 1991, he was elected as Member for Box Hill in 1992 and re-elected in 1996, 1999 and 2002.

From 1988 to 1992, Robert Clark was a member of the all-party Economic and Budget Review Committee, and a member of the Treasury and Attorney-General's Committees of the Parliamentary Liberal Party and then the Liberal-National Party Coalition.

In 1992, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Victorian Treasurer, Alan Stockdale. Following the 1996 election, when Alan Stockdale became Victoria's (and the world's) first Minister for Multimedia, Robert Clark was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary, Treasury and Multimedia, a position he held until the Coalition lost government in October 1999.

From 1992 to 1999 he  also convened the Parliamentary Coalition's Treasury and Finance Committee.  He was a member of the Coalition's Attorney-General's Committee 1992-1999, Education Committee 1992-1996,  Tertiary Education Committee 1996-1999 and Multimedia Committee 1996-1999.

From 2001 until 2006 he was a member of the all-party Public Accounts and Estimates Committee, and from 2007 has been a member of the all-party Law Reform Committee of the Victorian Parliament.

Before entering Parliament, Robert Clark was a solicitor practicing in commercial, financial and labour law. He attended St Albans High School and University High School before undertaking his tertiary education at Melbourne University, where he obtained a B.Com (Hons) in 1980, an LLB in 1982 and a BA in 1986.

At university, Robert Clark was active in the Melbourne University Liberal Club and the Australian Liberal Students' Federation.

He was also Treasurer of the Melbourne University Students' Representative Council in 1976-77. While Treasurer, he brought Supreme Court proceedings against the University, members of the SRC and members of the Australian Union of Students, alleging misspending of compulsorily collected student fees. His successes in these proceedings resulted in changes to the law relating to student unionism in Victoria.

Robert Clark joined the Liberal Party in 1976. He was President of the Forest Hill Young Liberals from 1986 to 1987, an Executive Member of the Victorian Young Liberal Movement in 1986 and Vice-Chairman of the Deakin Electorate Committee from 1986 to 1988. He has been a member of the Party's Constitutional Committee since 1987.

Robert Clark's areas of interest include the interaction of economics, social policy and the law, and the use of information technology to overcome economic, political and other information barriers.

Robert Clark is married with 2 children, and lives in Surrey Hills.

Further biographical details - Liberal Party.

Contact Details:

Robert Clark, MP
Member for Box Hill
24 Rutland Road
BOX HILL    Vic.     3128
Australia.

Ph. (+61 3) 9898 6606
Fx. (+61 3) 9890 7180

email: robert.clark@parliament.vic.gov.au

See also Robert Clark's Facebook page.