16 June 2020 Speech - Environment Initiatives
My adjournment is for the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change in the other place, and the action that I seek is for the minister to deliver funding for additional environmental and sustainability initiatives in Eastern Metropolitan Region to aid our state’s economic recovery.
I recently had the quite surreal experience of sitting down with Julie Fechner and her dingo, Muddi, in Montmorency. I did not know that you could own a dingo, but apparently this is something that you can do with the proper registration, and I assure you that Julie has that. She is a highly responsible dingo owner. We spoke about environmental initiatives and the place that environmental initiatives should take as we seek to get the economy up and running again post COVID-19. The Liberal-Nationals of course have a plan to get Victoria back to work and back in business, which includes our waste-to-energy policy, a container deposit scheme, an extensive tree planting program and numerous other important initiatives. These policies are good for the environment, they promote sustainability and will provide employment for thousands of Victorians. I call on the minister to adopt them, and in doing so I pay tribute to Julie for her tireless activism on the environment and for making sure that Muddi did not bite me.