Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the budget on behalf of the Victorian Greens. It is unfortunate that this budget has been handed down under a cloud — over this government and over this Parliament — because of this government's failure to do what is necessary and what is right about the rorting of the second home allowance by the former Speaker and Deputy Speaker.Read more
To the Legislative Assembly of Victoria:
The petition of the users of Hawksburn, Toorak and Armadale train stations draws to the attention of the house:
- ongoing problems with overcrowding, reliability and lack of peak hour services at Hawksburn, Toorak and Armadale stations;
- a temporary timetable has been introduced, as part of the level crossing removal project, increasing train services to approximately every 5 minutes during morning and afternoon peak; and
- the temporary timetable is due to expire in mid-2016.
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Assembly of Victoria permanently retain the current peak hour service levels for Hawksburn, Toorak and Armadale stations.
By Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) (250 signatures).
My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport, who I note is in the chamber at this time. The action I seek is for the minister to meet with commuters at Toorak, Hawksburn, Armadale and South Yarra stations to discuss ongoing issues with lack of services, unreliability and overcrowding during peak hour.Read more