MS PENNICUIK -- To ask the Minister for Planning (for the Minister for Racing): In relation to high levels of horse death, fall and injury in jumps racing, and the Minister's statement in a media release of 4 December 2008 that --The industry has been put on notice that the events of the 2008 jumps racing season cannot be repeated and that if jumps racing is to continue to have a long-term
MS PENNICUIK -- To ask the Minister for Planning: In relation to the proposed Frankston Bypass, particularly the scoping requirements of June 2007 directing the Southern and Eastern Integrated Transport Authority (SEITA) to conduct an Environment Effects Statement (EES), the subsequent Planning Issues Summary Report, November 2007, and the final Frankston Bypass EES:
MS PENNICUIK -- To ask the Minister for Planning (for the Minister for Roads and Ports): Was a comparative cost benefit analysis conducted between the construction of the proposed Frankston bypass and upgrades of existing arterial roads and/or public transport upgrades.
ANSWER (given 23 June 2009):
I am informed as follows:
Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- Members would have received a circular from the Mary MacKillop East Timor Mission and a blank petition to the House of Representatives in which it is asking for support for its nomination of East Timor for the award of the Companion of the Order of Australia (Honorary).
The petition reads:
Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- As a new member of the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee I look forward to participating in the review of the Audit Act 1994, which is now 15 years old.
Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- I have listened to what Mr Viney said, and I will say that this proposition has been on the notice paper and floating around in discussions for quite some time, so it is no surprise that it has been brought on.
Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- I am very pleased to speak today on