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Ambulance Officers

25 February 2015 Adjournment Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Ambulance Services, Ms Hennessy. The recently released Ambulance Victoria data regarding violence against ambulance officers highlights that more can be done to support the heroic work of our..

Indigenous voice heard

Seymour-based Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation was last week visited by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs. Natalie Hutchins was in town with Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes to talk to corporation staff about local heritage and culture, education and youth engagement. Ms Hutchins said Registered..

$35.8M bridge upgrade welcome

A CLUSTER of 28 bridges in Northern Victoria, including one on the Nhill-Jeparit-rd at Jeparit, will be strengthened and upgraded under a $35.8 million Labor Government funding commitment. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes has reportedly secured millions of dollars in Andrews Labor Government funding..

FUNDING BOOST FOR NORTHERN VICTORIA BRIDGES

Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes has announced that more than twenty bridges in Northern Victoria will be strengthened and upgraded under the Labor Government. Ms Symes has secured millions of dollars in Andrews Labor Government funding from the Stronger Country Bridges Program. $35.8 million..

QUEENSLAND FRUIT FLY FUNDING BOOST FOR MANAGEMENT

The Andrews Labor Government today announced $780,000 to support the Victorian horticulture industry to continue to undertake eradication activities to manage Queensland fruit fly (QFF) outbreaks in the Greater Sunraysia area. Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford today visited Mildura to meet with the Greater Sunraysia Pest..

Crash lessons must be learned

By Darren Linton Road Safety Minister Luke Donnellan has been asked to ensure authorities learn whatever they can from the deaths of four young men in a crash on the Northern Hwy. Corey Bray, 28, Chris Reddin, 22, Nick Mongta, 22, and Joshua Taylor, 19,..

Regional Development Victoria

12 February 2015 Questions Without Notice Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My question is to the Minister for Agriculture, who is also the Minister for Regional Development. Can the minister update the house on any new initiatives to improve economic development in regional Victoria?

Sessional Orders

12 February 2015 Business of the House Ms Symes (Northern Victoria) — For many, the workings of Parliament, its processes and procedures, can be mundane and innocuous matters not worthy of note or bother. But one should look at the circus of the last Parliament,..

Queensland Fruit Fly Outbreak

Ms Symes (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Agriculture. The matter I raise is about seeking support for the Victorian horticulture industry to continue to undertake eradication activities to manage Queensland fruit fly outbreaks in the greater Sunraysia and Goulburn..

Child Protection

11 February 2015 COUNCIL Questions Without Notice JACLYN SYMES (ALP) Ms SYMESNext (Northern Victoria) — My question is to the Minister for Families and Children. Can the minister outline to the house what the Andrews Labor government is doing to provide better care and a..

Tackling scourge of ice

COMMUNITY LEADERS, SPORTING GROUPS, EXPERTS TO DISCUSS DRUG ISSUES AT FORUM By Thomas Moir Local communities, experts and law enforcement are all groups Labor Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes is encouraging to have their say at the upcoming ice forum, due to take place..

FORUM WILL GIVE COMMUNITY A SAY ON DRUG CRISIS

Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, is encouraging local communities to get involved in a community forum in Shepparton/Mooroopna to hear from locals, experts and law enforcement about ways to combat the drug ice. Ms Symes said that the forum, to be held on March..

BOOST FOR LEARNING AND SKILLS IN YARRAWONGA

Yarrawonga residents will benefit from a boost in funding to Learn Local organisations, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said today. The grants, announced by Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert, is from the Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board’s $2.3 million Partnership..

Roads and Bridges

24 February 2015 Members Statements Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I rise to make a statement about the Andrews Labor government’s investment in regional Victoria and in particular my electorate of Northern Victoria. The Labor government is getting on with the job. We are funding..