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Zoe Support Australia

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter is for the attention of the Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert. I thank the minister for his recent visit to Mildura to discuss the vital work the Labor government is doing in relation to skills and training..

Parliamentary Committees and Inquiries Acts Amendment Bill 2015

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I welcome the Parliamentary Committees and Inquiries Acts Amendment Bill 2015. The bill amends the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003 and the Inquiries Act 2014. Part 3 of the bill amends the Inquiries Act. The Inquiries Act is a relatively new act. It was a result of..

Northern Victorian Region Constituency question

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My constituency question is for the Minister for Families and Children, who yesterday launched National Playgroup Week with a $50 000 investment to support new community playgroups. I am a former Playgroup Victoria member, and I was part of a playgroup that evolved out..

Interpretation of Legislation amendment Bill

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — It gives me great pleasure to contribute to the debate on the Interpretation of Legislation Amendment Bill 2015. As was outlined in the second-reading speech, but unfortunately not by the previous speaker, it is a technical but very important bill. Mr Rich-Phillips interjected…

Adjournment – Mandalay Resources

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Energy and Resources. The matter I wish to raise relates to concerns held by my constituents in the Costerfield and Heathcote areas as to the operation of Australia’s only antimony mine run by Mandalay..

Kilmore Wallan Bypass

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — There was a collective sigh of relief last week when I was joined by the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan, in Kilmore to announce a long-awaited decision on the route for the Kilmore-Wallan bypass. These communities were held to..

Ice Action Plan – Adjournment Debate

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I recently joined the Premier in Wangaratta for the launch of the Andrews Labor government’s $45.5 million Ice Action Plan, a policy to which I am proud to have contributed. With community-driven initiatives and genuine investment behind it, the feedback from those in..

North Regional Schools Members statement

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I recently had the pleasure of enjoying an inspirational day in Mildura as the guest of the Northern Mallee School Council Presidents Group, visiting a number of local schools to hear firsthand the experiences, opportunities and impediments that are facing our regional..

Judy Goss

26 February 2015 Members Statements Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I extend my congratulations to Hidden Valley resident Judy Goss who has decided to take on the challenge of the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers on 28 February and 1 March. The Weekend to End..

Northern Victoria Region

26 February 2015 Constituency Questions Ms Symes (Northern Victoria) — I rise to ask an important question of the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Mr Donnellan, in relation to the Kilmore-Wallan bypass. As the minister would know, this has been an ongoing saga created..

Northern Victoria Region

25 February 2015 Constituency Questions Ms SYMES(Northern Victoria) — My constituency question is for the Minister for Regional Development and Minister for Agriculture, Ms Pulford. Farmers and agribusinesses in the Strathbogie region are in desperate need of local investment to grow their businesses and support..

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..

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..

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..