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Terminally ill celebrate the right to die

23 Nov 2017 • The Australian, Australia (General News) by Samantha Hutchinson Terminally ill patients in Victoria will have access to the country’s first voluntary euthanasia scheme in more than 20 years, after an assisted dying bill passed the state’s upper house following a marathon..

Tears of joy over death bill

23 Nov 2017 • Border Mail, Albury-Wodonga (General News) by Anthony Bunn THE legalisation of euthanasia in Victoria shows the state’s MPs have caught up with the public, a Labor MP for the North East believes. Jaclyn Symes was speaking after sitting through a 28-hour..

Energy supply fears

22 Nov 2017 • Benalla Ensign, Benalla VIC (General News) by Fraser Walker-Pearce Benalla business Mirfak Pty Ltd faced paying a 100 per cent increased electricity bill, which a local MP says is a direct result of the state government’s failure to secure baseload power..

Upper house MPs continue to debate the assisted dying bill

22 Nov 2017 • Wangaratta Chronicle, Wangaratta VIC (General News) by Samantha Dick THE debate on voluntary euthanasia continued in the upper house at the Victorian Parliament last night, with opponents pushing for amendments to the landmark legislation. Wangaratta lower house MP Tim McCurdy (MLA,..

Bushrangers granted defibrillator

22 Nov 2017 • Benalla Ensign, Benalla VIC (General News) Benalla Bushrangers Cricket Club is one of four sports clubs to receive a lifesaving defibrillator and training under the government’s Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program. State Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes last..

Government grants to provide defibrillators for sports clubs

22 Nov 2017 • Myrtleford Times, Myrtleford VIC (General News) SPORTS GRANTS THE Victorian Government is urging sporting clubs to apply for life-saving defibrillators through the fourth round of the Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program. Jaclyn Symes (MLA, Norther Victoria) recently called on..

Coma mum wakes

22 Nov 2017 • Cobram Courier, Cobram VIC (General News) by Kenji Sato By Kenji Sato A Cobram woman who gave birth while she was in a coma has woken up. After three months in intensive care at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Sarah Hawthorn..

Fire crews get funding boost

22 Nov 2017 • Seymour Telegraph, Seymour VIC (General News) by Gus McCubbing The CFA crews at Locksley and Nagambie will benefit from a funding boost to Northern Victoria’s emergency service organisations, announced last week. As part of the Victorian Government’s volunteer emergency services equipment..

CFA nets $310,000 for new tanker

22 Nov 2017 • McIvor Times, Heathcote VIC (General News) HEATHCOTE CFA will receive $310,000 from the state government to go towards the purchase of a new vehicle for the brigade. The new vehicle will be a CFA medium tanker, which holds a 2,350 litre..

Strathbogie kids visit parliament

22 Nov 2017 • Euroa Gazette, Euroa VIC (General News) by Will Murray YOUNG student leaders from Longwood, Nagambie and Euroa Primary schools, and two leaders from Euroa Secondary College were given the opportunity to visit Parliament House in Melbourne last week. The visit was..

Get your club a free life-saving defib

22 Nov 2017 • Mansfield Courier, Mansfield VIC (General News) THE State Government is getting on with helping clubs save lives with applications now open for the fourth round of the Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program. “We believe defibs should be a standard..

Shade grants help local schools in time for summer

22 Nov 2017 • Mansfield Courier, Mansfield VIC (General News) AS we head into summer, more Northern Victoria students will be protected from the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) radiation with extra shade to prevent deadly skin cancers. Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria) recently announced nearly..

Funds for services

22 Nov 2017 • Benalla Ensign, Benalla VIC (General News) Northern Victoria’s emergency services will receive a muchneeded funding boost with more than $5 million in grants announced by State Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes. Benalla CFA will receive nearly $4000 for equipment to..

People, training and jobs

21 Nov 2017 • North Central Review (Kilmore), Melbourne (General News) UNEMPLOYED and early school leavers in Mitchell Shire will now have better access to the training and support that will help them to get a job. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, has announced..

People, training and jobs

21 Nov 2017 • The Free Press, Kilmore, VIC (General News) UNEMPLOYED and early school leavers in Mitchell Shire will now have better access to the training and support that will help them to get a job. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, has announced..

People, training and jobs

21 Nov 2017 • Whittlesea Review, Whittlesea (General News) UNEMPLOYED and early school leavers in Mitchell Shire will now have better access to the training and support that will help them to get a job. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, has announced Wangaratta-based Centre..

Common sense approach

21 Nov 2017 • Moorabool News, Moorabool (General News) by Kate Taylor Newly elected Mayor Paul Tatchell has outlined his vision for Moorabool over the next 12-months. And as far as his focus goes, it’s all about laying the foundations for future growth. “I won’t..

Boorhaman golfers snare a defibrillator

20 Nov 2017 • Wangaratta Chronicle, Wangaratta VIC (General News) by Samantha Dick BOORHAMAN Golf Club is one of four North East sports facilities to receive a lifesaving defibrillator from the State Government. Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria) highlighted that without a defibrillator close by,..