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Victorian Chamber — Premier’s Speech

A first thing to note is that I’ve never seen people so shy to sit on the front bench. There’s vacant seats here – it’s amazing. I’ll also say, I’ve never seen the Chamber as quiet as this – and it’s not every day I get a round of applause when I rise to speak. […]

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2017 Victorian Labor State Conference — Premier’s Speech

I’d like to thank James, for his welcome and for his work – As our Minister for Education, his tireless efforts are giving every child in Victoria, every chance in life. And as our Minister for Emergency Services, his work is just as important. As you’ve heard, yesterday, we took a tough decision. It wasn’t […]

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CEDA’s State of the State — Premier’s Speech

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2016 Victorian Labor State Conference — Premier’s Speech

I’ve been coming to State Conference for 23 years. 23 years of rules changes and urgency resolutions. And 23 years of coffee queues. The presentation of Lifetime Memberships at conference is the thing I enjoy most. It’s the half an hour we devote to the men and women who have devoted their lives to us: […]

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Jobs for Victoria — Premier’s Speech

I begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet, and pay my respects to their Elders past and present. I’m very proud to say that Victoria is taking the first steps towards self-determination. We do so, because if we are to see any genuine change, Aboriginal Victorians must have control […]

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State Apology to Those Convicted Under Unjust Laws Against Homosexual Acts — Premier’s Speech

Speaker – it’s never too late to put things right. It’s never too late to say sorry – and mean it. That’s what brings us all to the heart of our democracy here, in this Parliament where, over the course of decades, a powerful prejudice was written into law. A prejudice that ruined lives. A prejudice that […]

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Closing the Gap — Premier’s Speech

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we are meeting today, the people of the Kulin Nation, and pay my respects to their Elders past and present, and all other Elders here today. I make that acknowledgement not because I have to, but because I choose to. Because it’s the right thing to […]

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