Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- On Sunday, 17 November, along with tens of thousands of Australians in capital cities and many regional centres, I attended the National Day of Climate Action, calling on the Australian government to step up action to reduce Australia's greenhouse gas emissions. In September this year the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its fifth assessment report, which states:
Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- My adjournment matter is for the Minister for the Arts. The Victorian Music Library (VML) is a not-for-profit music resource centre managed by volunteers to preserve and provide a collection of sheet music for loan. It is the second-largest sheet music lending library in the world after the one in New York, with a list of more than 80 000 titles.
Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- At first I was sceptical about the reference, as it had already been comprehensively covered by the Australian Productivity Commission inquiry in 2012 and the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission in 2011.
Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- On behalf of the Greens, I say that we will support the committee references moved by Mr David Davis in his motion 672. The first part is to refer to the Family and Community Development Committee the issue of social inclusion and Victorians with a disability and for the committee to report by August next year. There are six aspects with regard to that in Mr Davis's motion.
MS PENNICUIK — To ask the Minister for Housing (for the Minister for Community Services): In relation to Koori children in child protection:
MS PENNICUIK — To ask the Minister for Liquor and Gaming Regulation (for the Attorney-General): In relation to the changes in the legal aid guidelines that have removed legal representation for many disadvantaged people and that now provide for representation only by duty lawyers available on the day in other matters:
MS PENNICUIK — To ask the Minister for Corrections: In relation to the Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission's report, ‘Unfinished Business: Koori Women and the Justice System'.
(1) Will Corrections Victoria implement recommendations 12-19 of the report.
Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- On Saturday I joined community members at Hastings to protest against plans to expand the port of Hastings as a container port and as a mooted coal export port. The protest was organised by the Westernport Peninsula Protection Council, Environment Victoria and Quit Coal.
Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- I am pleased to make a contribution to the debate on Mr Somyurek's motion 666, which states:
That this house calls on the Abbott federal government to immediately move to secure the future of the Australian automotive manufacturing industry, and the thousands of jobs that go with it, by announcing its commitment to coinvest in this critical industry.
Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- My question is for the Assistant Treasurer, and it is with regard to his role as the minister responsible for WorkCover. The minister would know that over the last two years I have raised by way of an adjournment matter, questions and letter many issues about bullying within WorkSafe Victoria.