MS PENNICUIK -- To ask the Treasurer (for the Minister for Skills and Workforce Participation): In relation to the package of changes to Vocational Education and Training (VET) announced by the Premier on the 26 August 2008 and detailed in the ministerial statement --Securing Jobs for Your Future-Skills for Victoria--:
MS PENNICUIK -- To ask the Minister for Planning (for the Minister for Racing): In relation to horse falls, injuries and deaths in Victorian jumps racing, and following the 2008 review of Judge David Jones into the safety of Victorian jumps racing which recommended improved training of jumps jockeys, trainers and horses as well as modified hurdles and better preparation of tracks for the 2009 s
MS PENNICUIK -- To ask the Minister for Planning (for the Minister for Racing): In relation to statistics for 2008 indicating approximately 70 horses failed to reappear after a jumps racing incident, 12 of 173 horses were killed on the track during a jumps race, one was killed in a trial and many other injured horses were 'retired' without monitoring or information on their welfare or whereabou
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: