Martin Pakula

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Martin Pakula said : "It was a request from the club, which I then pursued as Racing Minister. " External link

smh Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "It was a request from the club, which I then pursued as Racing Minister. " External link

smh Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Owners would come on course, see their horse race and leave," "The advice was that it was permitted. But just because something is permitted doesn't necessarily mean it's the right thing to do" External link

9news Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "It was a request from the club, which I then pursued as Racing Minister. " External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:19:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "As Racing Minister, I was the one that pursued that on behalf of the industry, I don't resile from that, I don't shy away from the fact that I was the one pushing it and proposing it, but it was a mistake," External link

abc-au Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "I was made very quickly aware of the reaction of the community," External link

abc-au Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "It was a request from the club which I then pursued as Racing Minister" "Bearing in mind this is the 100th running of an incredibly significant race so, not just a significant race but a significant running of the race, and the club came to government and said 'would there be support for a small number of people to be on course?'" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "It's just when you make a blue, just to put your hand up and say, 'I made a blue'," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, October 21, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula wrote : "It was a mistake, given that other restrictions remain in place, and we've heard the community feedback," External link

9news Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The decision to allow some owners on course for the 100th Cox Plate was motivated only by respect for the occasion & a desire to mark a small step on the path to reopening. It was a mistake, given that other restrictions remain in place, and we've heard the community feedback," External link

9news Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The decision to allow some owners on course for the 100th Cox Plate was motivated only by respect for the occasion & a desire to mark a small step on the path to reopening. It was a mistake, given that other restrictions remain in place, and we've heard the community feedback," External link

9news Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The decision to allow some owners on course for the 100th Cox Plate was motivated only by respect for the occasion & a desire to mark a small step on the path to reopening. It was a mistake, given that other restrictions remain in place, and we've heard the community feedback," External link

9news Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The change has been closely considered by health officials, who will monitor the implementation of the plan to ensure the health and wellbeing of everyone involved," "This will give connections the chance to see their horses compete under strict health protocols" External link

theherald-au Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula says : "there's a whole lot of work to do" External link

smh Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "It's really about how the players are allowed to train and practice when they land because they don't want to obviously sit in the hotel room for 14 days without being able to move and do any exercise and practice," External link

smh Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "If those events go ahead in other cities, then a lot of players will quarantine in those cities rather than having to coming through Melbourne. If they don't go ahead, then everyone will probably be coming to Melbourne as their first stop so we've got to figure that out," "We've got to work on travel bubbles, we've got to work on the issue of crowds" External link

smh Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I'd be hopeful … I'm extremely confident the tournament will go ahead," External link

smh Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula says : "there's a whole lot of work to do" External link

theage Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "It's really about how the players are allowed to train and practice when they land because they don't want to obviously sit in the hotel room for 14 days without being able to move and do any exercise and practice," External link

theage Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "If those events go ahead in other cities, then a lot of players will quarantine in those cities rather than having to coming through Melbourne. If they don't go ahead, then everyone will probably be coming to Melbourne as their first stop so we've got to figure that out," "We've got to work on travel bubbles, we've got to work on the issue of crowds" External link

theage Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I'd be hopeful … I'm extremely confident the tournament will go ahead," External link

theage Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We're working very closely with the metropolitan clubs on their aspirations for their big spring race days," "We'd all love to see connections and maybe some racing fans there during our Group 1 classics, but we don't want to jeopardise our steady exit from restrictions, nor would we want to put at risk the amazing job racing has done to continue right through this pandemic" External link

theage Saturday, October 10, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We're working very closely with the metropolitan clubs on their aspirations for their big spring race days," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, October 9, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We're working very closely with the metropolitan clubs on their aspirations for their big spring race days," External link

theage Friday, October 9, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We're working very closely with the metropolitan clubs on their aspirations for their big spring race days," External link

watoday Friday, October 9, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Decisions on attendance at major race days will be based on public health advice, which has been our consistent position," "We will give all proposals proper consideration and it's worth noting that interest in the carnival to date from Victorians and racing people interstate has been as strong as ever" External link

watoday Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Decisions on attendance at major race days will be based on public health advice, which has been our consistent position," "We will give all proposals proper consideration and it's worth noting that interest in the carnival to date from Victorians and racing people interstate has been as strong as ever" External link

smh Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "All of those passengers returning will now undergo mandatory two-week quarantine at those Melbourne hotels with security guards in place," External link

illawarramercury Friday, September 25, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "All of those passengers returning will now undergo mandatory two-week quarantine at those Melbourne hotels with security guards in place," External link

dailyadvertiser Friday, September 25, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "All of those passengers returning will now undergo mandatory two-week quarantine at those Melbourne hotels with security guards in place," External link

yahoo-au Friday, September 25, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "All of those passengers returning will now undergo mandatory two-week quarantine at those Melbourne hotels with security guards in place," External link

portstephensexaminer Friday, September 25, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The roadmap for regional Victoria outlines that attendances for events such as race meetings will be considered on a case-by-case basis," External link

abc-au Friday, September 25, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "To this day I'm really not quite sure, but I would surmise there was some discussion amongst agency heads and it led to a change in the decision, but I don’t know why that decision was made," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I don't take from it a suggestion that there were no obligations on anybody else in addition to that," External link

bordermail Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I don't take from it a suggestion that there were no obligations on anybody else in addition to that," External link

portstephensexaminer Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I don't take from it a suggestion that there were no obligations on anybody else in addition to that," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "There was to my understanding, one department which was in charge, if you like, and had overall responsibility, and my department, whose role was to assist the control agency, which was in this case DHHS," External link

9news Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "To this day I'm really not quite sure, but I would surmise there was some discussion amongst agency heads and it led to a change in the decision, but I don’t know that decision was made," External link

watoday Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:43:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "To this day I'm really not quite sure, but I would surmise there was some discussion amongst agency heads and it led to a change in the decision, but I don’t know that decision was made," External link

theage Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I don't take from it a suggestion that there were no obligations on anybody else in addition to that," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula responded : "It's difficult for me to comment on it, Ms Ellyard, I can't speak as to why the representations that appear to have been made to the Hall were not followed through for want of a better description," External link

theage Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula responded : "It's difficult for me to comment on it, Ms Ellyard, I can't speak as to why the representations that appear to have been made to the Hall were not followed through for want of a better description," External link

theage Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Those grants will be available to both licensed and unlicensed businesses, restaurants, take away food businesses, pubs, bars, clubs with a payroll under $3 million and we estimate about 11,000 businesses outside the CBD will benefit from that," External link

9news Monday, September 14, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Gyms and fitness centres in Melbourne are scheduled to open with heavy restrictions in step three. " External link

abc-au Friday, September 11, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The timing of the spring carnival means that any kind of significant crowds are unlikely in 2020" External link

watoday Sunday, September 6, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The timing of the spring carnival means that any kind of significant crowds are unlikely in 2020" External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I think it's fair to say that the overwhelming view of those groups so far is the need for certainty and the need to ensure that as we ease restrictions, we head in one direction rather than out and back again," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, September 1, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I think it's fair to say that the overwhelming view of those groups so far is the need for certainty and the need to ensure that as we ease restrictions, we head in one direction rather than out and back again," External link

theage Tuesday, September 1, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "There's a very clear understanding ... that this needs to be done in a way that is a safe, in a way that does not lead to another set of outbreaks," "They're absolutely adamant that as we move out of these restrictions, we should continue to head in the one direction and there's a great understanding of the need to do that in a slow, safe and steady way" External link

abc-au Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “There were on a couple of occasions, early in the program, entreaties from officers in my department, where it was our view that police should be on-site at hotels,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, August 14, 2020 4:25:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Victoria Department ) : “That would be the booking of rooms and the organising of meals and laundry and things of that nature,” “Under the operational plan, the operational control and the ­responsibility for infection control and health matters lay with the Department of Health and Human Services,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, August 14, 2020 4:25:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "There were on a couple of occasions early in the program, entreaties from officers of my department, where it was our view that police should be on-site at hotels," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, August 12, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "There were on a couple of occasions early in the program, entreaties from officers of my department, where it was our view that police should be on-site at hotels," External link

dailyadvertiser Wednesday, August 12, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "I’m not going to engage with you on what can only be described as a gotcha-type question," External link

smh Wednesday, August 12, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "I did speak to Gillon this morning once I saw that [October 17 date] and re-obtained the commitment from him that they definitely won’t go head-to-head with one of our major race days whether it’s the Caulfield Cup, the Cox Plate or otherwise," External link

watoday Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "I did speak to Gillon this morning once I saw that [October 17 date] and re-obtained the commitment from him that they definitely won’t go head-to-head with one of our major race days whether it’s the Caulfield Cup, the Cox Plate or otherwise," External link

smh Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula told ( about Caulfield Cup ) : "I did speak to Gillon this morning once I saw that [October 17 date] and re-obtained the commitment from him that they definitely won’t go head-to-head with one of our major race days whether it’s the Caulfield Cup, the Cox Plate or otherwise," External link

watoday Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula told ( about Caulfield Cup ) : "I did speak to Gillon this morning once I saw that [October 17 date] and re-obtained the commitment from him that they definitely won’t go head-to-head with one of our major race days whether it’s the Caulfield Cup, the Cox Plate or otherwise," External link

theage Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:59:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "There were a number of businesses who did not benefit from the initial tranche of support, given the size of their payroll," "So some of those large restaurants, pubs and hospitality venues will be supported under this $30 million fund for the night-time economy" External link

abc-au Friday, July 10, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Victorians are looking forward to a well-earned break and tourism operators need every bit of support we can provide to them, but public health has to remain our top priority," External link

watoday Friday, June 26, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula told ( about Gillon McLachlan ) : "Gillon said as recently as yesterday [Monday] that he is in discussions with the WA and SA governments about their border closures. One of the possibilities is that those border closures might mean they have to fit a bye in," External link

watoday Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told ( about Gillon McLachlan ) : "Gillon said as recently as yesterday [Monday] that he is in discussions with the WA and SA governments about their border closures. One of the possibilities is that those border closures might mean they have to fit a bye in," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told ( about Gillon McLachlan ) : "Gillon said as recently as yesterday [Monday] that he is in discussions with the WA and SA governments about their border closures. One of the possibilities is that those border closures might mean they have to fit a bye in," External link

theage Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Fury v Wilder III is absolutely the type of event Victoria would be keen to bid for in normal times. " External link

watoday Monday, June 8, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Fury v Wilder III is absolutely the type of event Victoria would be keen to bid for in normal times. " External link

theage Sunday, June 7, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Victoria Justice ) : "As was my practice with all Supreme Court appointments, I discussed those suggested names with the Chief Justice before settling on proposed appointments, and presenting a submission to cabinet," External link

theage Monday, June 1, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula told : “I think in terms of who gets priority, my instinct is that it is the MVRC’s day in the calendar,” External link

aap-au Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula told : ''Principally, my view is that I don't want them to clash, and I am absolutely confident that they won't. I think in terms of who gets priority, my instinct is that it is the MVRC's day in the calendar,'' External link

watoday Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : ''Principally, my view is that I don't want them to clash, and I am absolutely confident that they won't. I think in terms of who gets priority, my instinct is that it is the MVRC's day in the calendar,'' External link

theage Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : ''Principally, my view is that I don't want them to clash, and I am absolutely confident that they won't. I think in terms of who gets priority, my instinct is that it is the MVRC's day in the calendar,'' External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The ability of community sporting clubs to earn revenue, we recognise, is significantly compromised at the moment, for a very good reason though, it's about keeping the community safe," External link

watoday Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The Government will continue doing what is believed the best for sector, we believe relationship with China is a very important relationship," External link

abc-au Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The Government will continue doing what is believed the best for sector, we believe relationship with China is a very important relationship," External link

abc-au Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The ability of community sporting clubs to earn revenue, we recognise, is significantly compromised at the moment, for a very good reason though, it's about keeping the community safe," External link

theage Wednesday, May 13, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We'd be comfortable with Western Australian teams being part of any appropriate quarantine arrangement [in Victoria], if that's the way they choose to go," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, May 12, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “We’d be comfortable with Western Australian teams being part of any appropriate quarantine arrangement (in Victoria) if that’s the way they choose to go,” External link

aap-au Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “International students are valued members of the Victorian community and we will have more to say on dedicated support for this important sector shortly” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “International students are valued members of the Victorian community and we will have more to say on dedicated support for this important sector shortly” External link

smh Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "There is no obvious need for government funds to play a role in this," External link

abc-au Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "It is the appropriate and humane thing to do," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "When the COVID-19 crisis is over there will be enormous competition for international students. Many of these students don't have to come to Victoria," "They can go to other parts of this country, they can go to Canada, the UK and the USA ... the kind of experience we provide to them, and the kinds of messages that they send home, is a very important part of having international students learn at our institutions" External link

smh Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "When the COVID-19 crisis is over there will be enormous competition for international students. Many of these students don't have to come to Victoria," "They can go to other parts of this country, they can go to Canada, the UK and the USA ... the kind of experience we provide to them, and the kinds of messages that they send home, is a very important part of having international students learn at our institutions" External link

theage Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "When the COVID-19 crisis is over there will be enormous competition for international students. Many of these students don't have to come to Victoria," "They can go to other parts of this country, they can go to Canada, the UK and the USA ... the kind of experience we provide to them, and the kinds of messages that they send home, is a very important part of having international students learn at our institutions" External link

watoday Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "It is the appropriate and humane thing to do. We've got a lot of international students here in Victoria," External link

dailyadvertiser Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "It is the appropriate and humane thing to do. We've got a lot of international students here in Victoria," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The Government contribution will provide a payment of up to $1,100 per student which is effectively the equivalent of two weeks' worth of JobSeeker payments," "It is very important for international students, they are doing it very tough" External link

abc-au Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The Government contribution will provide a payment of up to $1,100 per student which is effectively the equivalent of two weeks' worth of JobSeeker payments," "It is very important for international students, they are doing it very tough" External link

abc-au Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “International students are valued members of the Victorian community and we will have more to say on dedicated support for this important sector shortly” External link

watoday Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "There is no obvious need for government funds to play a role in this," External link

abc-au Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "There is no obvious need for government funds to play a role in this," External link

theage Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "There is no obvious need for government funds to play a role in this," External link

watoday Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "There is no obvious need for government funds to play a role in this," External link

smh Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "There is no obvious need for government funds to play a role in this," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : “There is no obvious need for government funds to play a role in this,” External link

aap-au Monday, April 27, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I think there will be great reluctance, particularly from the chief medical officer at Commonwealth level but through all the chief health officers to have huge public gatherings in advance of a vaccine," External link

smh Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about William Hussey ) : "I'm sure the ICC and CA will be having all kinds of conversations with Commonwealth authorities and indeed with state authorities but if the question is right now as we sit in April 'is it a difficult proposition', yes, I think it probably is," "That doesn't mean it's out of the question but it's certainly no guarantees about it" External link

smh Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I think there will be great reluctance, particularly from the chief medical officer at Commonwealth level but through all the chief health officers to have huge public gatherings in advance of a vaccine," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about William Hussey ) : "I'm sure the ICC and CA will be having all kinds of conversations with Commonwealth authorities and indeed with state authorities but if the question is right now as we sit in April 'is it a difficult proposition', yes, I think it probably is," "That doesn't mean it's out of the question but it's certainly no guarantees about it" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I think there will be great reluctance, particularly from the chief medical officer at Commonwealth level but through all the chief health officers to have huge public gatherings in advance of a vaccine," External link

watoday Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about William Hussey ) : "I'm sure the ICC and CA will be having all kinds of conversations with Commonwealth authorities and indeed with state authorities but if the question is right now as we sit in April 'is it a difficult proposition', yes, I think it probably is," "That doesn't mean it's out of the question but it's certainly no guarantees about it" External link

watoday Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I think there will be great reluctance, particularly from the chief medical officer at Commonwealth level but through all the chief health officers to have huge public gatherings in advance of a vaccine," External link

smh Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about William Hussey ) : "I'm sure the ICC and CA will be having all kinds of conversations with Commonwealth authorities and indeed with state authorities but if the question is right now as we sit in April 'is it a difficult proposition', yes, I think it probably is," "That doesn't mean it's out of the question but it's certainly no guarantees about it" External link

smh Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "It might well be that, even in an environment where sport is able to recommence, [quarantine hubs] might be the only practical way to have confidence to get through a season without having to stop and start," External link

smh Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We're moving to fast-track the local production of ventilators, so that hospitals and health-care workers can continue their extraordinary efforts in caring for those of us who need it most," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, April 9, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We're moving to fast-track the local production of ventilators, so that hospitals and health-care workers can continue their extraordinary efforts in caring for those of us who need it most," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, April 9, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We don't expect to be able to accommodate 50,000," External link

smh Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "There's lots of individuals who have registered but we really want businesses to sign up," External link

9news Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We don't expect to be able to accommodate 50,000," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : “There’s lots of individuals who have registered but we really want businesses to sign up,” External link

aap-au Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “No one needs to spend the day at the beach or the weekend touring around regional Victoria. This will only spread the virus and more people will die,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “No one needs to spend the day at the beach or the weekend touring around regional Victoria. This will only spread the virus and more people will die,” External link

smh Sunday, April 5, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “No one needs to spend the day at the beach or the weekend touring around regional Victoria. This will only spread the virus and more people will die,” External link

smh Saturday, April 4, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “No one needs to spend the day at the beach or the weekend touring around regional Victoria. This will only spread the virus and more people will die,” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, April 4, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “No one needs to spend the day at the beach or the weekend touring around regional Victoria. This will only spread the virus and more people will die,” External link

theage Saturday, April 4, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "This is a glaring omission from the Bill, and one that stakeholders in the tertiary sector have raised as a concern," External link

zdnet Monday, March 30, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "Racing is being exceptionally careful and responsible," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 23, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I think it would be a more general shutdown of anything that's considered non-essential. " External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 23, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "Racing is being exceptionally careful and responsible," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 23, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I think it would be a more general shutdown of anything that's considered non-essential. " External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 23, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "Racing is being exceptionally careful and responsible," External link

watoday Monday, March 23, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I think it would be a more general shutdown of anything that's considered non-essential. " External link

watoday Monday, March 23, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Prix ) : "The relationship is very strong but there will nevertheless be delicate conversations, I don't propose to conduct those conversations in the public domain," "There is a licence fee that would normally be payable ... there will be discussions between the Grand Prix Corporation and Formula One management about the nature of that fee, about whether it's payable" External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Prix ) : "The relationship is very strong but there will nevertheless be delicate conversations, I don't propose to conduct those conversations in the public domain," "There is a licence fee that would normally be payable ... there will be discussions between the Grand Prix Corporation and Formula One management about the nature of that fee, about whether it's payable" External link

smh Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Prix ) : "The relationship is very strong but there will nevertheless be delicate conversations, I don't propose to conduct those conversations in the public domain," "There is a licence fee that would normally be payable ... there will be discussions between the Grand Prix Corporation and Formula One management about the nature of that fee, about whether it's payable" External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, March 14, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Whether a mass gathering refers to workers in an office building or a court house or a school, they (health authorities) will make that decision over the weekend," External link

maitlandmercury Saturday, March 14, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Prix ) : "The relationship is very strong but there will nevertheless be delicate conversations, I don't propose to conduct those conversations in the public domain," "There is a licence fee that would normally be payable ... there will be discussions between the Grand Prix Corporation and Formula One management about the nature of that fee, about whether it's payable" External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Towong Cup day provides a great outing for the family and I encourage visitors to consider making a trip to the Upper Murray," External link

bordermail Friday, March 6, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Towong Cup day provides a great outing for the family and I encourage visitors to consider making a trip to the Upper Murray," External link

bordermail Friday, March 6, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "There's been a real downturn in business. The Chinese community has endured some really unfortunate, unwarranted attention from some quarters," "We don't want the fact that the game is not being played in China to in any way diminish or reduce the relationship that the AFL, [clubs and government] has started to build up with China's community, so we're going to make this game a real celebration" External link

watoday Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "There's been a real downturn in business. The Chinese community has endured some really unfortunate, unwarranted attention from some quarters," "We don't want the fact that the game is not being played in China to in any way diminish or reduce the relationship that the AFL, [clubs and government] has started to build up with China's community, so we're going to make this game a real celebration" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “I've got the latest information from both the Commonwealth and Formula One management and the grand prix is going ahead as planned,” External link

watoday Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Andrew Westacott ) : “The latest information from [grand prix chief executive] Andrew Westacott and the team is they're up on last year,” External link

watoday Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “I've got the latest information from both the Commonwealth and Formula One management and the grand prix is going ahead as planned,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 2, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Andrew Westacott ) : “The latest information from [grand prix chief executive] Andrew Westacott and the team is they're up on last year,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 2, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “I've got the latest information from both the Commonwealth and Formula One management and the grand prix is going ahead as planned,” External link

smh Monday, March 2, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Andrew Westacott ) : “The latest information from [grand prix chief executive] Andrew Westacott and the team is they're up on last year,” External link

smh Monday, March 2, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “I've got the latest information from both the Commonwealth and Formula One management, and the grand prix is going ahead as planned,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 2, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “there are some elements of this that are out of our hands” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 2, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Andrew Westacott ) : “The latest information from [grand prix chief executive] Andrew Westacott and the team is they're up on last year,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 2, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “I've got the latest information from both the Commonwealth and Formula One management, and the grand prix is going ahead as planned,” External link

theage Monday, March 2, 2020 7:58:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “there are some elements of this that are out of our hands” External link

theage Monday, March 2, 2020 7:58:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Andrew Westacott ) : “The latest information from [grand prix chief executive] Andrew Westacott and the team is they're up on last year,” External link

theage Monday, March 2, 2020 7:58:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “Melbourne is the only city in the world to host a Formula One race and a Grand Slam tennis tournament, and we look forward to the Grand Prix celebrating 25 years at Albert Park on March 15,” External link

themirror Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The campaign will help to bring new tourists to Victoria in the important months that lie ahead," External link

illawarramercury Monday, February 24, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "While our trade, tourism and education engagement is crucial, what matters more are the people-to-people relationships, and at this difficult time, it's the people of China we are thinking of," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “The Stawell Gift is more than a footrace, it’s part of the sporting folklore of this state. We’re delighted to be able to bring all the important players together to ensure that the event is secured, and along with it, the jobs and investment supported by it,” External link

watoday Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “The Stawell Gift is more than a footrace, it’s part of the sporting folklore of this state. We’re delighted to be able to bring all the important players together to ensure that the event is secured, and along with it, the jobs and investment supported by it,” External link

theage Wednesday, February 19, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “We’re delighted to be able to bring all the important players together to ensure that the event is secured and, along with it, the jobs and investment supported by it,” External link

aap-au Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “The Stawell Gift is more than a footrace, it’s part of the sporting folklore of this state. We’re delighted to be able to bring all the important players together to ensure that the event is secured, and along with it, the jobs and investment supported by it,” External link

theage Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The campaign will help to bring new tourists to Victoria in the important months that lie ahead," External link

bordermail Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "They will be preparing a campaign, a very significant campaign, into other parts of southeast Asia, New Zealand, Europe and the Americas," External link

theherald-au Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "They will be preparing a campaign, a very significant campaign, into other parts of southeast Asia, New Zealand, Europe and the Americas," External link

portstephensexaminer Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "They will be preparing a campaign, a very significant campaign, into other parts of southeast Asia, New Zealand, Europe and the Americas," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, February 4, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "They will be preparing a campaign, a very significant campaign, into other parts of southeast Asia, New Zealand, Europe and the Americas," External link

bordermail Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Certainly Chinese tourists disperse around many parts of Victoria, certainly down the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island ... near Paynesville and East Gippsland, so there are a number of regional locations," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "No doubt, for a couple of week the fires were probably a deterrent but I think those who have been watching throughout the Australia Open saw that Australia is open," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "There's been significant restrictions on the movement of people and business within China and we're still ascertaining the impacts, the potential impacts, on trade but I don't think that'll be clear for some time," "But you would expect to see that there'd be not just inbound effects, but outbound effects" External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Certainly Chinese tourists disperse around many parts of Victoria, certainly down the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island ... near Paynesville and East Gippsland, so there are a number of regional locations," External link

smh Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "No doubt, for a couple of week the fires were probably a deterrent but I think those who have been watching throughout the Australia Open saw that Australia is open," External link

smh Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "There's been significant restrictions on the movement of people and business within China and we're still ascertaining the impacts, the potential impacts, on trade but I don't think that'll be clear for some time," "But you would expect to see that there'd be not just inbound effects, but outbound effects" External link

smh Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about John Cain ) : "John Cain's vision was to have a permanent home for the Australian Open right on the doorstep of the city and it's now grown into one of the great sporting precincts of the world," External link

abc-au Monday, February 3, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "It remains open to the Stawell Athletics Club to accept the review recommendations and associated funding support," "The Government will continue to work with the Victorian Athletic League to support professional running in Victoria" External link

abc-au Thursday, December 19, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Peter V landys ) : "One of the things that I came out of the spring carnival thinking was that we spend a bit too much time focused on what NSW is doing and Peter [V'landys] personally," External link

theage Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Peter V landys ) : "One of the things that I came out of the spring carnival thinking was that we spend a bit too much time focused on what NSW is doing and Peter [V'landys] personally," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:50:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : “Developers, unions, companies, businesspeople, all sorts of people were invited to attend fundraisers or invited to attend lunches or invited to make a donation,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, November 20, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : “Developers, unions, companies, businesspeople, all sorts of people were invited to attend fundraisers or invited to attend lunches or invited to make a donation,” External link

theage Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : “Developers, unions, companies, businesspeople, all sorts of people were invited to attend fundraisers or invited to attend lunches or invited to make a donation,” External link

theage Wednesday, November 20, 2019 3:48:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "There is no doubt that in those months of the year, and particularly when you’ve got quite a large window around games which is required by FIFA for ground availability, June-July in terms of the MCG is somewhat problematic," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Unless the bid is successful the [state government's financial] contribution is zero," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "That is not a reasonable test or a reasonable expectation," External link

dailyadvertiser Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:39:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "That is not a reasonable test or a reasonable expectation," External link

bordermail Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told ( about Taylor Swift ) : "I think the Taylor Swift thing didn't help this year," External link

qt Wednesday, November 6, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "It's been a tough month for racing so I think a lot of once-a-year racegoers have probably made the decision not to go this year" External link

qt Wednesday, November 6, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula told ( about Taylor Swift ) : "I think the Taylor Swift thing didn't help this year," External link

9news Wednesday, November 6, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "As I understand it in this situation scans have shown that the horses are unfit," External link

abc-au Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:30:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula says : "every horse should be traced from foal to the end of its life" External link

watoday Saturday, October 19, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "Every horse should be traced from foal to the end of its life, that doesn’t happen at the moment," External link

watoday Saturday, October 19, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula says : "every horse should be traced from foal to the end of its life" External link

smh Friday, October 18, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "Every horse should be traced from foal to the end of its life, that doesn’t happen at the moment," External link

smh Friday, October 18, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "After the live-baiting story broke a few years ago, there's been a massive focus on how many dogs are bred and how they are rehomed," External link

9news Friday, October 18, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : “After the live-baiting story broke a few years ago, there’s been a massive focus on how many dogs are bred and how they are rehomed,” External link

theage Friday, October 18, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “Every horse should be traced from foal to the end of its life, that doesn’t happen at the moment,” “Even if Racing Victoria can say with certainty what happens to a racehorse once they are retired, what no one can say with certainty is what might happen with them two years or five years later … when they are no longer within the sight of racing authorities anywhere in the country” External link

theage Friday, October 18, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The government strongly supports the efforts of racing integrity bodies – in conjunction with Victoria Police and other authorities where appropriate – to ensure the highest standards of integrity and animal welfare," External link

smh Wednesday, October 9, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “I can’t speak in detail about the progress of those discussions, but I’ve got no doubt that Development Victoria and Atlantic Group are working together in good faith to try and find an acceptable resolution,” External link

theage Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:36:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “I can’t speak in detail about the progress of those discussions, but I’ve got no doubt that Development Victoria and Atlantic Group are working together in good faith to try and find an acceptable resolution,” External link

smh Wednesday, September 25, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The legislation ... won't stop people who continue to try and circumvent the law, but what it will ensure is that there is a strong response from government and from leagues," External link

bordermail Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:21:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “From Victoria's perspective, we maintain a strong and growing relationship with China through mutually beneficial projects including the Belt and Road Initiative,” External link

theage Monday, August 12, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula declared : "all options should be on the table" External link

theage Friday, August 2, 2019 5:20:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We want to hear from the public about what they want to see at the square. We also want to hear from the review team about how we can make the square viable in an ongoing sense," "We want to end up with the best built form, the best public space, the best flow we can get, and we need to try and find a balance between all of those objectives" External link

theage Friday, August 2, 2019 5:20:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Prix ) : "Beyond the direct benefits to Melbourne and Victoria, the contract extension provides confidence for our world-leading events industry and allows the Australian Grand Prix Corporation to further enhance and develop the event for the benefit of fans," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, July 19, 2019 6:36:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Prix ) : "Beyond the direct benefits to Melbourne and Victoria, the contract extension provides confidence for our world-leading events industry and allows the Australian Grand Prix Corporation to further enhance and develop the event for the benefit of fans," External link

theage Friday, July 19, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Indeed, the most recent figures would say that the unemployment rate in Gippsland is 3.5 per cent, as against a regional Victoria average of 4.2 per cent," External link

abc-au Saturday, June 22, 2019 3:58:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "As for prizemoney levels for the spring carnival specifically, it’s important to note that Victorian racing is yet to announce its plans for this spring, but you can be sure we will have more to say in the coming weeks," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We also spend money to make sure our tracks and training facilities are the best in the country, so the industry can be sure of its long-term future," "There was $72 million in the budget for infrastructure and other industry support. That’s on the back of $17.5 million we committed last year for the construction of new training facilities at Cranbourne and Pakenham and $10m of support for the new club stand at Flemington" External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "As for prizemoney levels for the spring carnival specifically, it’s important to note that Victorian racing is yet to announce its plans for this spring, but you can be sure we will have more to say in the coming weeks," External link

smh Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We also spend money to make sure our tracks and training facilities are the best in the country, so the industry can be sure of its long-term future," "There was $72 million in the budget for infrastructure and other industry support. That’s on the back of $17.5 million we committed last year for the construction of new training facilities at Cranbourne and Pakenham and $10m of support for the new club stand at Flemington" External link

smh Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Team ) : "This is huge news for basketball lovers who will travel from all corners of Australia to watch our Boomers take on Team USA at Marvel Stadium this August," External link

theage Wednesday, May 15, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “More people than ever before are travelling to and around Victoria,” External link

theage Friday, April 19, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “We’re getting on with making the home of sport and entertainment even better and by doing so we’re creating thousands of jobs and bringing tens of thousands of visitors right here to Victoria,” External link

9news Wednesday, April 3, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : ''I think that's probably undeniable (that there is a culture problem),'' External link

theage Monday, February 11, 2019 8:14:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "This investigation demonstrates that integrity officials of Racing Victoria will enforce the rules of racing without fear or favour," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, January 30, 2019 6:16:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula added : “There is a lot to be done in terms of building the Victorian-Indian relationship and what better way than here at the cricket?” External link

smh Wednesday, December 26, 2018 5:59:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula added : “There is a lot to be done in terms of building the Victorian-Indian relationship and what better way than here at the cricket?” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, December 26, 2018 5:42:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Perpetrators who have used a position of power and trust, or their standing in the community, as part of the commission of these offences will no longer be able to use good character in mitigation of sentences," External link

smh Tuesday, December 12, 2017 7:20:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "For too long child sex offenders have used evidence of their good character to argue for more lenient sentencing – we're changing that," External link

smh Tuesday, December 12, 2017 7:20:00 AM EAT



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Martin Pakula said : "It was a request from the club, which I then pursued as Racing Minister. " External link

smh Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "It was a request from the club, which I then pursued as Racing Minister. " External link

smh Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Owners would come on course, see their horse race and leave," "The advice was that it was permitted. But just because something is permitted doesn't necessarily mean it's the right thing to do" External link

9news Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "It was a request from the club, which I then pursued as Racing Minister. " External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:19:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "As Racing Minister, I was the one that pursued that on behalf of the industry, I don't resile from that, I don't shy away from the fact that I was the one pushing it and proposing it, but it was a mistake," External link

abc-au Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "I was made very quickly aware of the reaction of the community," External link

abc-au Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "It was a request from the club which I then pursued as Racing Minister" "Bearing in mind this is the 100th running of an incredibly significant race so, not just a significant race but a significant running of the race, and the club came to government and said 'would there be support for a small number of people to be on course?'" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "It's just when you make a blue, just to put your hand up and say, 'I made a blue'," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, October 21, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula wrote : "It was a mistake, given that other restrictions remain in place, and we've heard the community feedback," External link

9news Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The decision to allow some owners on course for the 100th Cox Plate was motivated only by respect for the occasion & a desire to mark a small step on the path to reopening. It was a mistake, given that other restrictions remain in place, and we've heard the community feedback," External link

9news Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The decision to allow some owners on course for the 100th Cox Plate was motivated only by respect for the occasion & a desire to mark a small step on the path to reopening. It was a mistake, given that other restrictions remain in place, and we've heard the community feedback," External link

9news Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The decision to allow some owners on course for the 100th Cox Plate was motivated only by respect for the occasion & a desire to mark a small step on the path to reopening. It was a mistake, given that other restrictions remain in place, and we've heard the community feedback," External link

9news Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The change has been closely considered by health officials, who will monitor the implementation of the plan to ensure the health and wellbeing of everyone involved," "This will give connections the chance to see their horses compete under strict health protocols" External link

theherald-au Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula says : "there's a whole lot of work to do" External link

smh Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "It's really about how the players are allowed to train and practice when they land because they don't want to obviously sit in the hotel room for 14 days without being able to move and do any exercise and practice," External link

smh Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "If those events go ahead in other cities, then a lot of players will quarantine in those cities rather than having to coming through Melbourne. If they don't go ahead, then everyone will probably be coming to Melbourne as their first stop so we've got to figure that out," "We've got to work on travel bubbles, we've got to work on the issue of crowds" External link

smh Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I'd be hopeful … I'm extremely confident the tournament will go ahead," External link

smh Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula says : "there's a whole lot of work to do" External link

theage Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "It's really about how the players are allowed to train and practice when they land because they don't want to obviously sit in the hotel room for 14 days without being able to move and do any exercise and practice," External link

theage Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "If those events go ahead in other cities, then a lot of players will quarantine in those cities rather than having to coming through Melbourne. If they don't go ahead, then everyone will probably be coming to Melbourne as their first stop so we've got to figure that out," "We've got to work on travel bubbles, we've got to work on the issue of crowds" External link

theage Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I'd be hopeful … I'm extremely confident the tournament will go ahead," External link

theage Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We're working very closely with the metropolitan clubs on their aspirations for their big spring race days," "We'd all love to see connections and maybe some racing fans there during our Group 1 classics, but we don't want to jeopardise our steady exit from restrictions, nor would we want to put at risk the amazing job racing has done to continue right through this pandemic" External link

theage Saturday, October 10, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We're working very closely with the metropolitan clubs on their aspirations for their big spring race days," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, October 9, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We're working very closely with the metropolitan clubs on their aspirations for their big spring race days," External link

theage Friday, October 9, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We're working very closely with the metropolitan clubs on their aspirations for their big spring race days," External link

watoday Friday, October 9, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Decisions on attendance at major race days will be based on public health advice, which has been our consistent position," "We will give all proposals proper consideration and it's worth noting that interest in the carnival to date from Victorians and racing people interstate has been as strong as ever" External link

watoday Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Decisions on attendance at major race days will be based on public health advice, which has been our consistent position," "We will give all proposals proper consideration and it's worth noting that interest in the carnival to date from Victorians and racing people interstate has been as strong as ever" External link

smh Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "All of those passengers returning will now undergo mandatory two-week quarantine at those Melbourne hotels with security guards in place," External link

illawarramercury Friday, September 25, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "All of those passengers returning will now undergo mandatory two-week quarantine at those Melbourne hotels with security guards in place," External link

dailyadvertiser Friday, September 25, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "All of those passengers returning will now undergo mandatory two-week quarantine at those Melbourne hotels with security guards in place," External link

yahoo-au Friday, September 25, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "All of those passengers returning will now undergo mandatory two-week quarantine at those Melbourne hotels with security guards in place," External link

portstephensexaminer Friday, September 25, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The roadmap for regional Victoria outlines that attendances for events such as race meetings will be considered on a case-by-case basis," External link

abc-au Friday, September 25, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "To this day I'm really not quite sure, but I would surmise there was some discussion amongst agency heads and it led to a change in the decision, but I don’t know why that decision was made," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I don't take from it a suggestion that there were no obligations on anybody else in addition to that," External link

bordermail Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I don't take from it a suggestion that there were no obligations on anybody else in addition to that," External link

portstephensexaminer Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I don't take from it a suggestion that there were no obligations on anybody else in addition to that," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "There was to my understanding, one department which was in charge, if you like, and had overall responsibility, and my department, whose role was to assist the control agency, which was in this case DHHS," External link

9news Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "To this day I'm really not quite sure, but I would surmise there was some discussion amongst agency heads and it led to a change in the decision, but I don’t know that decision was made," External link

watoday Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:43:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "To this day I'm really not quite sure, but I would surmise there was some discussion amongst agency heads and it led to a change in the decision, but I don’t know that decision was made," External link

theage Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I don't take from it a suggestion that there were no obligations on anybody else in addition to that," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula responded : "It's difficult for me to comment on it, Ms Ellyard, I can't speak as to why the representations that appear to have been made to the Hall were not followed through for want of a better description," External link

theage Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula responded : "It's difficult for me to comment on it, Ms Ellyard, I can't speak as to why the representations that appear to have been made to the Hall were not followed through for want of a better description," External link

theage Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Those grants will be available to both licensed and unlicensed businesses, restaurants, take away food businesses, pubs, bars, clubs with a payroll under $3 million and we estimate about 11,000 businesses outside the CBD will benefit from that," External link

9news Monday, September 14, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Gyms and fitness centres in Melbourne are scheduled to open with heavy restrictions in step three. " External link

abc-au Friday, September 11, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The timing of the spring carnival means that any kind of significant crowds are unlikely in 2020" External link

watoday Sunday, September 6, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The timing of the spring carnival means that any kind of significant crowds are unlikely in 2020" External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I think it's fair to say that the overwhelming view of those groups so far is the need for certainty and the need to ensure that as we ease restrictions, we head in one direction rather than out and back again," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, September 1, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I think it's fair to say that the overwhelming view of those groups so far is the need for certainty and the need to ensure that as we ease restrictions, we head in one direction rather than out and back again," External link

theage Tuesday, September 1, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "There's a very clear understanding ... that this needs to be done in a way that is a safe, in a way that does not lead to another set of outbreaks," "They're absolutely adamant that as we move out of these restrictions, we should continue to head in the one direction and there's a great understanding of the need to do that in a slow, safe and steady way" External link

abc-au Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “There were on a couple of occasions, early in the program, entreaties from officers in my department, where it was our view that police should be on-site at hotels,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, August 14, 2020 4:25:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Victoria Department ) : “That would be the booking of rooms and the organising of meals and laundry and things of that nature,” “Under the operational plan, the operational control and the ­responsibility for infection control and health matters lay with the Department of Health and Human Services,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, August 14, 2020 4:25:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "There were on a couple of occasions early in the program, entreaties from officers of my department, where it was our view that police should be on-site at hotels," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, August 12, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "There were on a couple of occasions early in the program, entreaties from officers of my department, where it was our view that police should be on-site at hotels," External link

dailyadvertiser Wednesday, August 12, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "I’m not going to engage with you on what can only be described as a gotcha-type question," External link

smh Wednesday, August 12, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "I did speak to Gillon this morning once I saw that [October 17 date] and re-obtained the commitment from him that they definitely won’t go head-to-head with one of our major race days whether it’s the Caulfield Cup, the Cox Plate or otherwise," External link

watoday Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "I did speak to Gillon this morning once I saw that [October 17 date] and re-obtained the commitment from him that they definitely won’t go head-to-head with one of our major race days whether it’s the Caulfield Cup, the Cox Plate or otherwise," External link

smh Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula told ( about Caulfield Cup ) : "I did speak to Gillon this morning once I saw that [October 17 date] and re-obtained the commitment from him that they definitely won’t go head-to-head with one of our major race days whether it’s the Caulfield Cup, the Cox Plate or otherwise," External link

watoday Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula told ( about Caulfield Cup ) : "I did speak to Gillon this morning once I saw that [October 17 date] and re-obtained the commitment from him that they definitely won’t go head-to-head with one of our major race days whether it’s the Caulfield Cup, the Cox Plate or otherwise," External link

theage Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:59:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "There were a number of businesses who did not benefit from the initial tranche of support, given the size of their payroll," "So some of those large restaurants, pubs and hospitality venues will be supported under this $30 million fund for the night-time economy" External link

abc-au Friday, July 10, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Victorians are looking forward to a well-earned break and tourism operators need every bit of support we can provide to them, but public health has to remain our top priority," External link

watoday Friday, June 26, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula told ( about Gillon McLachlan ) : "Gillon said as recently as yesterday [Monday] that he is in discussions with the WA and SA governments about their border closures. One of the possibilities is that those border closures might mean they have to fit a bye in," External link

watoday Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told ( about Gillon McLachlan ) : "Gillon said as recently as yesterday [Monday] that he is in discussions with the WA and SA governments about their border closures. One of the possibilities is that those border closures might mean they have to fit a bye in," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told ( about Gillon McLachlan ) : "Gillon said as recently as yesterday [Monday] that he is in discussions with the WA and SA governments about their border closures. One of the possibilities is that those border closures might mean they have to fit a bye in," External link

theage Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Fury v Wilder III is absolutely the type of event Victoria would be keen to bid for in normal times. " External link

watoday Monday, June 8, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Fury v Wilder III is absolutely the type of event Victoria would be keen to bid for in normal times. " External link

theage Sunday, June 7, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Victoria Justice ) : "As was my practice with all Supreme Court appointments, I discussed those suggested names with the Chief Justice before settling on proposed appointments, and presenting a submission to cabinet," External link

theage Monday, June 1, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula told : “I think in terms of who gets priority, my instinct is that it is the MVRC’s day in the calendar,” External link

aap-au Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula told : ''Principally, my view is that I don't want them to clash, and I am absolutely confident that they won't. I think in terms of who gets priority, my instinct is that it is the MVRC's day in the calendar,'' External link

watoday Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : ''Principally, my view is that I don't want them to clash, and I am absolutely confident that they won't. I think in terms of who gets priority, my instinct is that it is the MVRC's day in the calendar,'' External link

theage Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : ''Principally, my view is that I don't want them to clash, and I am absolutely confident that they won't. I think in terms of who gets priority, my instinct is that it is the MVRC's day in the calendar,'' External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The ability of community sporting clubs to earn revenue, we recognise, is significantly compromised at the moment, for a very good reason though, it's about keeping the community safe," External link

watoday Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The Government will continue doing what is believed the best for sector, we believe relationship with China is a very important relationship," External link

abc-au Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The Government will continue doing what is believed the best for sector, we believe relationship with China is a very important relationship," External link

abc-au Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The ability of community sporting clubs to earn revenue, we recognise, is significantly compromised at the moment, for a very good reason though, it's about keeping the community safe," External link

theage Wednesday, May 13, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We'd be comfortable with Western Australian teams being part of any appropriate quarantine arrangement [in Victoria], if that's the way they choose to go," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, May 12, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “We’d be comfortable with Western Australian teams being part of any appropriate quarantine arrangement (in Victoria) if that’s the way they choose to go,” External link

aap-au Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “International students are valued members of the Victorian community and we will have more to say on dedicated support for this important sector shortly” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “International students are valued members of the Victorian community and we will have more to say on dedicated support for this important sector shortly” External link

smh Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "There is no obvious need for government funds to play a role in this," External link

abc-au Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "It is the appropriate and humane thing to do," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "When the COVID-19 crisis is over there will be enormous competition for international students. Many of these students don't have to come to Victoria," "They can go to other parts of this country, they can go to Canada, the UK and the USA ... the kind of experience we provide to them, and the kinds of messages that they send home, is a very important part of having international students learn at our institutions" External link

smh Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "When the COVID-19 crisis is over there will be enormous competition for international students. Many of these students don't have to come to Victoria," "They can go to other parts of this country, they can go to Canada, the UK and the USA ... the kind of experience we provide to them, and the kinds of messages that they send home, is a very important part of having international students learn at our institutions" External link

theage Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "When the COVID-19 crisis is over there will be enormous competition for international students. Many of these students don't have to come to Victoria," "They can go to other parts of this country, they can go to Canada, the UK and the USA ... the kind of experience we provide to them, and the kinds of messages that they send home, is a very important part of having international students learn at our institutions" External link

watoday Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "It is the appropriate and humane thing to do. We've got a lot of international students here in Victoria," External link

dailyadvertiser Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "It is the appropriate and humane thing to do. We've got a lot of international students here in Victoria," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The Government contribution will provide a payment of up to $1,100 per student which is effectively the equivalent of two weeks' worth of JobSeeker payments," "It is very important for international students, they are doing it very tough" External link

abc-au Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The Government contribution will provide a payment of up to $1,100 per student which is effectively the equivalent of two weeks' worth of JobSeeker payments," "It is very important for international students, they are doing it very tough" External link

abc-au Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “International students are valued members of the Victorian community and we will have more to say on dedicated support for this important sector shortly” External link

watoday Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "There is no obvious need for government funds to play a role in this," External link

abc-au Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "There is no obvious need for government funds to play a role in this," External link

theage Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "There is no obvious need for government funds to play a role in this," External link

watoday Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "There is no obvious need for government funds to play a role in this," External link

smh Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "There is no obvious need for government funds to play a role in this," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : “There is no obvious need for government funds to play a role in this,” External link

aap-au Monday, April 27, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I think there will be great reluctance, particularly from the chief medical officer at Commonwealth level but through all the chief health officers to have huge public gatherings in advance of a vaccine," External link

smh Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about William Hussey ) : "I'm sure the ICC and CA will be having all kinds of conversations with Commonwealth authorities and indeed with state authorities but if the question is right now as we sit in April 'is it a difficult proposition', yes, I think it probably is," "That doesn't mean it's out of the question but it's certainly no guarantees about it" External link

smh Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I think there will be great reluctance, particularly from the chief medical officer at Commonwealth level but through all the chief health officers to have huge public gatherings in advance of a vaccine," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about William Hussey ) : "I'm sure the ICC and CA will be having all kinds of conversations with Commonwealth authorities and indeed with state authorities but if the question is right now as we sit in April 'is it a difficult proposition', yes, I think it probably is," "That doesn't mean it's out of the question but it's certainly no guarantees about it" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I think there will be great reluctance, particularly from the chief medical officer at Commonwealth level but through all the chief health officers to have huge public gatherings in advance of a vaccine," External link

watoday Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about William Hussey ) : "I'm sure the ICC and CA will be having all kinds of conversations with Commonwealth authorities and indeed with state authorities but if the question is right now as we sit in April 'is it a difficult proposition', yes, I think it probably is," "That doesn't mean it's out of the question but it's certainly no guarantees about it" External link

watoday Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I think there will be great reluctance, particularly from the chief medical officer at Commonwealth level but through all the chief health officers to have huge public gatherings in advance of a vaccine," External link

smh Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about William Hussey ) : "I'm sure the ICC and CA will be having all kinds of conversations with Commonwealth authorities and indeed with state authorities but if the question is right now as we sit in April 'is it a difficult proposition', yes, I think it probably is," "That doesn't mean it's out of the question but it's certainly no guarantees about it" External link

smh Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "It might well be that, even in an environment where sport is able to recommence, [quarantine hubs] might be the only practical way to have confidence to get through a season without having to stop and start," External link

smh Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We're moving to fast-track the local production of ventilators, so that hospitals and health-care workers can continue their extraordinary efforts in caring for those of us who need it most," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, April 9, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We're moving to fast-track the local production of ventilators, so that hospitals and health-care workers can continue their extraordinary efforts in caring for those of us who need it most," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, April 9, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We don't expect to be able to accommodate 50,000," External link

smh Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "There's lots of individuals who have registered but we really want businesses to sign up," External link

9news Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We don't expect to be able to accommodate 50,000," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : “There’s lots of individuals who have registered but we really want businesses to sign up,” External link

aap-au Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “No one needs to spend the day at the beach or the weekend touring around regional Victoria. This will only spread the virus and more people will die,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “No one needs to spend the day at the beach or the weekend touring around regional Victoria. This will only spread the virus and more people will die,” External link

smh Sunday, April 5, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “No one needs to spend the day at the beach or the weekend touring around regional Victoria. This will only spread the virus and more people will die,” External link

smh Saturday, April 4, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “No one needs to spend the day at the beach or the weekend touring around regional Victoria. This will only spread the virus and more people will die,” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, April 4, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “No one needs to spend the day at the beach or the weekend touring around regional Victoria. This will only spread the virus and more people will die,” External link

theage Saturday, April 4, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "This is a glaring omission from the Bill, and one that stakeholders in the tertiary sector have raised as a concern," External link

zdnet Monday, March 30, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "Racing is being exceptionally careful and responsible," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 23, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I think it would be a more general shutdown of anything that's considered non-essential. " External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 23, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "Racing is being exceptionally careful and responsible," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 23, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I think it would be a more general shutdown of anything that's considered non-essential. " External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 23, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "Racing is being exceptionally careful and responsible," External link

watoday Monday, March 23, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "I think it would be a more general shutdown of anything that's considered non-essential. " External link

watoday Monday, March 23, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Prix ) : "The relationship is very strong but there will nevertheless be delicate conversations, I don't propose to conduct those conversations in the public domain," "There is a licence fee that would normally be payable ... there will be discussions between the Grand Prix Corporation and Formula One management about the nature of that fee, about whether it's payable" External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Prix ) : "The relationship is very strong but there will nevertheless be delicate conversations, I don't propose to conduct those conversations in the public domain," "There is a licence fee that would normally be payable ... there will be discussions between the Grand Prix Corporation and Formula One management about the nature of that fee, about whether it's payable" External link

smh Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Prix ) : "The relationship is very strong but there will nevertheless be delicate conversations, I don't propose to conduct those conversations in the public domain," "There is a licence fee that would normally be payable ... there will be discussions between the Grand Prix Corporation and Formula One management about the nature of that fee, about whether it's payable" External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, March 14, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Whether a mass gathering refers to workers in an office building or a court house or a school, they (health authorities) will make that decision over the weekend," External link

maitlandmercury Saturday, March 14, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Prix ) : "The relationship is very strong but there will nevertheless be delicate conversations, I don't propose to conduct those conversations in the public domain," "There is a licence fee that would normally be payable ... there will be discussions between the Grand Prix Corporation and Formula One management about the nature of that fee, about whether it's payable" External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Towong Cup day provides a great outing for the family and I encourage visitors to consider making a trip to the Upper Murray," External link

bordermail Friday, March 6, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Towong Cup day provides a great outing for the family and I encourage visitors to consider making a trip to the Upper Murray," External link

bordermail Friday, March 6, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "There's been a real downturn in business. The Chinese community has endured some really unfortunate, unwarranted attention from some quarters," "We don't want the fact that the game is not being played in China to in any way diminish or reduce the relationship that the AFL, [clubs and government] has started to build up with China's community, so we're going to make this game a real celebration" External link

watoday Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "There's been a real downturn in business. The Chinese community has endured some really unfortunate, unwarranted attention from some quarters," "We don't want the fact that the game is not being played in China to in any way diminish or reduce the relationship that the AFL, [clubs and government] has started to build up with China's community, so we're going to make this game a real celebration" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “I've got the latest information from both the Commonwealth and Formula One management and the grand prix is going ahead as planned,” External link

watoday Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Andrew Westacott ) : “The latest information from [grand prix chief executive] Andrew Westacott and the team is they're up on last year,” External link

watoday Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “I've got the latest information from both the Commonwealth and Formula One management and the grand prix is going ahead as planned,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 2, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Andrew Westacott ) : “The latest information from [grand prix chief executive] Andrew Westacott and the team is they're up on last year,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 2, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “I've got the latest information from both the Commonwealth and Formula One management and the grand prix is going ahead as planned,” External link

smh Monday, March 2, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Andrew Westacott ) : “The latest information from [grand prix chief executive] Andrew Westacott and the team is they're up on last year,” External link

smh Monday, March 2, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “I've got the latest information from both the Commonwealth and Formula One management, and the grand prix is going ahead as planned,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 2, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “there are some elements of this that are out of our hands” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 2, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Andrew Westacott ) : “The latest information from [grand prix chief executive] Andrew Westacott and the team is they're up on last year,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 2, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “I've got the latest information from both the Commonwealth and Formula One management, and the grand prix is going ahead as planned,” External link

theage Monday, March 2, 2020 7:58:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “there are some elements of this that are out of our hands” External link

theage Monday, March 2, 2020 7:58:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Andrew Westacott ) : “The latest information from [grand prix chief executive] Andrew Westacott and the team is they're up on last year,” External link

theage Monday, March 2, 2020 7:58:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “Melbourne is the only city in the world to host a Formula One race and a Grand Slam tennis tournament, and we look forward to the Grand Prix celebrating 25 years at Albert Park on March 15,” External link

themirror Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The campaign will help to bring new tourists to Victoria in the important months that lie ahead," External link

illawarramercury Monday, February 24, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "While our trade, tourism and education engagement is crucial, what matters more are the people-to-people relationships, and at this difficult time, it's the people of China we are thinking of," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “The Stawell Gift is more than a footrace, it’s part of the sporting folklore of this state. We’re delighted to be able to bring all the important players together to ensure that the event is secured, and along with it, the jobs and investment supported by it,” External link

watoday Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “The Stawell Gift is more than a footrace, it’s part of the sporting folklore of this state. We’re delighted to be able to bring all the important players together to ensure that the event is secured, and along with it, the jobs and investment supported by it,” External link

theage Wednesday, February 19, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “We’re delighted to be able to bring all the important players together to ensure that the event is secured and, along with it, the jobs and investment supported by it,” External link

aap-au Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “The Stawell Gift is more than a footrace, it’s part of the sporting folklore of this state. We’re delighted to be able to bring all the important players together to ensure that the event is secured, and along with it, the jobs and investment supported by it,” External link

theage Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The campaign will help to bring new tourists to Victoria in the important months that lie ahead," External link

bordermail Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "They will be preparing a campaign, a very significant campaign, into other parts of southeast Asia, New Zealand, Europe and the Americas," External link

theherald-au Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "They will be preparing a campaign, a very significant campaign, into other parts of southeast Asia, New Zealand, Europe and the Americas," External link

portstephensexaminer Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "They will be preparing a campaign, a very significant campaign, into other parts of southeast Asia, New Zealand, Europe and the Americas," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, February 4, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "They will be preparing a campaign, a very significant campaign, into other parts of southeast Asia, New Zealand, Europe and the Americas," External link

bordermail Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Certainly Chinese tourists disperse around many parts of Victoria, certainly down the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island ... near Paynesville and East Gippsland, so there are a number of regional locations," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "No doubt, for a couple of week the fires were probably a deterrent but I think those who have been watching throughout the Australia Open saw that Australia is open," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "There's been significant restrictions on the movement of people and business within China and we're still ascertaining the impacts, the potential impacts, on trade but I don't think that'll be clear for some time," "But you would expect to see that there'd be not just inbound effects, but outbound effects" External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Certainly Chinese tourists disperse around many parts of Victoria, certainly down the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island ... near Paynesville and East Gippsland, so there are a number of regional locations," External link

smh Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "No doubt, for a couple of week the fires were probably a deterrent but I think those who have been watching throughout the Australia Open saw that Australia is open," External link

smh Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "There's been significant restrictions on the movement of people and business within China and we're still ascertaining the impacts, the potential impacts, on trade but I don't think that'll be clear for some time," "But you would expect to see that there'd be not just inbound effects, but outbound effects" External link

smh Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about John Cain ) : "John Cain's vision was to have a permanent home for the Australian Open right on the doorstep of the city and it's now grown into one of the great sporting precincts of the world," External link

abc-au Monday, February 3, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "It remains open to the Stawell Athletics Club to accept the review recommendations and associated funding support," "The Government will continue to work with the Victorian Athletic League to support professional running in Victoria" External link

abc-au Thursday, December 19, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Peter V landys ) : "One of the things that I came out of the spring carnival thinking was that we spend a bit too much time focused on what NSW is doing and Peter [V'landys] personally," External link

theage Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Peter V landys ) : "One of the things that I came out of the spring carnival thinking was that we spend a bit too much time focused on what NSW is doing and Peter [V'landys] personally," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:50:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : “Developers, unions, companies, businesspeople, all sorts of people were invited to attend fundraisers or invited to attend lunches or invited to make a donation,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, November 20, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : “Developers, unions, companies, businesspeople, all sorts of people were invited to attend fundraisers or invited to attend lunches or invited to make a donation,” External link

theage Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : “Developers, unions, companies, businesspeople, all sorts of people were invited to attend fundraisers or invited to attend lunches or invited to make a donation,” External link

theage Wednesday, November 20, 2019 3:48:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "There is no doubt that in those months of the year, and particularly when you’ve got quite a large window around games which is required by FIFA for ground availability, June-July in terms of the MCG is somewhat problematic," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Unless the bid is successful the [state government's financial] contribution is zero," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "That is not a reasonable test or a reasonable expectation," External link

dailyadvertiser Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:39:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "That is not a reasonable test or a reasonable expectation," External link

bordermail Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told ( about Taylor Swift ) : "I think the Taylor Swift thing didn't help this year," External link

qt Wednesday, November 6, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "It's been a tough month for racing so I think a lot of once-a-year racegoers have probably made the decision not to go this year" External link

qt Wednesday, November 6, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula told ( about Taylor Swift ) : "I think the Taylor Swift thing didn't help this year," External link

9news Wednesday, November 6, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "As I understand it in this situation scans have shown that the horses are unfit," External link

abc-au Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:30:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula says : "every horse should be traced from foal to the end of its life" External link

watoday Saturday, October 19, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "Every horse should be traced from foal to the end of its life, that doesn’t happen at the moment," External link

watoday Saturday, October 19, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula says : "every horse should be traced from foal to the end of its life" External link

smh Friday, October 18, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "Every horse should be traced from foal to the end of its life, that doesn’t happen at the moment," External link

smh Friday, October 18, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : "After the live-baiting story broke a few years ago, there's been a massive focus on how many dogs are bred and how they are rehomed," External link

9news Friday, October 18, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : “After the live-baiting story broke a few years ago, there’s been a massive focus on how many dogs are bred and how they are rehomed,” External link

theage Friday, October 18, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “Every horse should be traced from foal to the end of its life, that doesn’t happen at the moment,” “Even if Racing Victoria can say with certainty what happens to a racehorse once they are retired, what no one can say with certainty is what might happen with them two years or five years later … when they are no longer within the sight of racing authorities anywhere in the country” External link

theage Friday, October 18, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The government strongly supports the efforts of racing integrity bodies – in conjunction with Victoria Police and other authorities where appropriate – to ensure the highest standards of integrity and animal welfare," External link

smh Wednesday, October 9, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “I can’t speak in detail about the progress of those discussions, but I’ve got no doubt that Development Victoria and Atlantic Group are working together in good faith to try and find an acceptable resolution,” External link

theage Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:36:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “I can’t speak in detail about the progress of those discussions, but I’ve got no doubt that Development Victoria and Atlantic Group are working together in good faith to try and find an acceptable resolution,” External link

smh Wednesday, September 25, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "The legislation ... won't stop people who continue to try and circumvent the law, but what it will ensure is that there is a strong response from government and from leagues," External link

bordermail Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:21:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “From Victoria's perspective, we maintain a strong and growing relationship with China through mutually beneficial projects including the Belt and Road Initiative,” External link

theage Monday, August 12, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula declared : "all options should be on the table" External link

theage Friday, August 2, 2019 5:20:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We want to hear from the public about what they want to see at the square. We also want to hear from the review team about how we can make the square viable in an ongoing sense," "We want to end up with the best built form, the best public space, the best flow we can get, and we need to try and find a balance between all of those objectives" External link

theage Friday, August 2, 2019 5:20:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Prix ) : "Beyond the direct benefits to Melbourne and Victoria, the contract extension provides confidence for our world-leading events industry and allows the Australian Grand Prix Corporation to further enhance and develop the event for the benefit of fans," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, July 19, 2019 6:36:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Prix ) : "Beyond the direct benefits to Melbourne and Victoria, the contract extension provides confidence for our world-leading events industry and allows the Australian Grand Prix Corporation to further enhance and develop the event for the benefit of fans," External link

theage Friday, July 19, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Indeed, the most recent figures would say that the unemployment rate in Gippsland is 3.5 per cent, as against a regional Victoria average of 4.2 per cent," External link

abc-au Saturday, June 22, 2019 3:58:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "As for prizemoney levels for the spring carnival specifically, it’s important to note that Victorian racing is yet to announce its plans for this spring, but you can be sure we will have more to say in the coming weeks," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We also spend money to make sure our tracks and training facilities are the best in the country, so the industry can be sure of its long-term future," "There was $72 million in the budget for infrastructure and other industry support. That’s on the back of $17.5 million we committed last year for the construction of new training facilities at Cranbourne and Pakenham and $10m of support for the new club stand at Flemington" External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "As for prizemoney levels for the spring carnival specifically, it’s important to note that Victorian racing is yet to announce its plans for this spring, but you can be sure we will have more to say in the coming weeks," External link

smh Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "We also spend money to make sure our tracks and training facilities are the best in the country, so the industry can be sure of its long-term future," "There was $72 million in the budget for infrastructure and other industry support. That’s on the back of $17.5 million we committed last year for the construction of new training facilities at Cranbourne and Pakenham and $10m of support for the new club stand at Flemington" External link

smh Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said ( about Team ) : "This is huge news for basketball lovers who will travel from all corners of Australia to watch our Boomers take on Team USA at Marvel Stadium this August," External link

theage Wednesday, May 15, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “More people than ever before are travelling to and around Victoria,” External link

theage Friday, April 19, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Martin Pakula said : “We’re getting on with making the home of sport and entertainment even better and by doing so we’re creating thousands of jobs and bringing tens of thousands of visitors right here to Victoria,” External link

9news Wednesday, April 3, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told : ''I think that's probably undeniable (that there is a culture problem),'' External link

theage Monday, February 11, 2019 8:14:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "This investigation demonstrates that integrity officials of Racing Victoria will enforce the rules of racing without fear or favour," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, January 30, 2019 6:16:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula added : “There is a lot to be done in terms of building the Victorian-Indian relationship and what better way than here at the cricket?” External link

smh Wednesday, December 26, 2018 5:59:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula added : “There is a lot to be done in terms of building the Victorian-Indian relationship and what better way than here at the cricket?” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, December 26, 2018 5:42:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "Perpetrators who have used a position of power and trust, or their standing in the community, as part of the commission of these offences will no longer be able to use good character in mitigation of sentences," External link

smh Tuesday, December 12, 2017 7:20:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula said : "For too long child sex offenders have used evidence of their good character to argue for more lenient sentencing – we're changing that," External link

smh Tuesday, December 12, 2017 7:20:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
attorney-general53.70%EN12/12/201712/12/2017
minister20.37%EN11/07/201707/11/2017
attorney general8.89%EN10/11/201711/10/2017
general8.89%EN10/11/201711/10/2017
state government attorney-general0.37%EN10/16/201616/10/2016
mp0.37%EN10/07/201607/10/2016
labor mp0.37%EN10/07/201607/10/2016
shadow attorney-general1.11%EN06/14/201414/06/2014
spokesman1.11%EN03/26/201426/03/2014
government spokesman2.22%EN09/17/201317/09/2013
leader2.22%EN03/07/200607/03/2006
challenger0.37%EN03/05/200605/03/2006
Names Lang Count
Martin PakulaEN100.00%


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