Bill’s Statements and Opinions

Staying grounded and true to the community’s values through praise and adversity alike is one of my core qualities. And t is essential for a true collaboration that leads to improvement for everyone.

What I do in the Parliament and in the electorate is not limited to what appears in the media or on the Parliamentary records. Much of my work is in collaboration with Ministers, parliamentary colleagues and department heads designed to provide outcomes and solutions, not simply media grabs

06 Nov 2020
Dan’s Belt and Road running over the top of Victorian farmers

Dan’s Belt and Road running over the top of Victorian farmers

In a multi-billion-dollar blow to our agriculture and resource sectors, China has suspended all imports of Australian wine, lobsters, sugar, coal, copper ore and concentrate, barley and timber.
04 Nov 2020
Labor must announce new international education strategy

Labor must announce new international education strategy

International education and training providers in Victoria are increasingly concerned about the failure of the Andrews Labor Government to address the plight of their industry.
02 Nov 2020
Container deposit scheme years away while Labor’s waste crisis grows

Container deposit scheme years away while Labor’s waste crisis grows

Victoria is lagging behind every other state in Australia, which have schemes supported by industry and hospitality, and where the community benefits. So, why do Victorians have to wait another three years for one to be established here?
02 Nov 2020
Victoria must become the place to holiday

Victoria must become the place to holiday

The Liberal Nationals plan to get tourism back to work calls on the State Government to establish a dedicated $300 million Victorian Tourism Fund to support tourism operators to recover and promote local tourism.
01 Nov 2020
Liberal Nationals release new plan to get Victorians back to work and back in business

Liberal Nationals release new plan to get Victorians back to work and back in business

Victoria has been the hardest hit state in the country due to the Andrews Labor Government’s failures in hotel quarantine which caused the state’s second wave. The Liberal Nationals have released a blueprint to get people and state back to work and back in business.
30 Oct 2020
Brewers, winemakers win after Labor backflip on bureaucratic bungle

Brewers, winemakers win after Labor backflip on bureaucratic bungle

The Andrews Labor Government has bowed to pressure from the Liberal Nationals to allow brewers, winemakers and other hospitality businesses to access the Licensed Venue Hospitality Fund.
30 Oct 2020
Labor fails to protect forest firefighters and country communities

Labor fails to protect forest firefighters and country communities

In the Victorian Parliament this week, the Andrews Labor Government had to make changes to legislation in order to fix holes in its new fire services reforms in relation to new Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) fire districts.
28 Oct 2020
Labor’s half a million dollar environment grant wasted on liquidated company

Labor’s half a million dollar environment grant wasted on liquidated company

A company that was granted $500,000 in taxpayer funds to be the face of the Andrews Labor Government’s waste and recycling efforts is now in liquidation.
26 Oct 2020
Victoria falls again in State of the States economic rankings

Victoria falls again in State of the States economic rankings

The State of the States Economic Performance Report released today by CommSec shows that Victoria continues to go backwards compared to other Australian states. Victoria has fallen to third overall, trailing behind both Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.