Parliament

MINISTER FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

  Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I rise to make a contribution on the motion put forward by Ms Crozier in relation to the Minister for Families and Children. The house can note that I am the second last speaker from the government side, I think, and this..

Seymour Justice Service Centre

Seymour Justice Service Centre Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I have a very straightforward adjournment matter for the Minister for Corrections in relation to community corrections services in my electorate. The action I seek is for the minister to come with me to Seymour Justice Service Centre..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS Lawn bowls

Lawn bowls Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — Today I just wanted to use my members statement to give a shout‑out to the Wallan Bowls Club. Last week I attended the opening of their synthetic green. This is an amazing community club. They pulled a crowd for every..

ADJOURNMENT Benalla railway station precinct

Benalla railway station precinct Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Public Transport and relates to the Benalla railway project. This project is a community‑driven vision for the community use of vacant land adjacent to the railway station, including the..

ADJOURNMENT Seymour Football Netball Club

  Seymour Football Netball Club Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Sport, who I know is a great supporter and advocate of country sporting clubs and the beneficial impact that they can have on our regional communities. I..

TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT BILL 2015 Second reading

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I too wish to make a brief contribution to the Transparency in Government Bill 2015. As we have read in the second‑reading speech, this bill seeks to bring greater transparency and accountability to governance processes. It is human nature to want to..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS Black Saturday

Black Saturday Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — Eight years ago today we watched unfold devastation that was to become known as the Black Saturday bushfires. All Victorians remember Saturday, 7 February 2009, as brutal, destructive and life altering. That day more than 47 fires erupted across the state, almost..

ADJOURNMENT Heathcote water supply

Heathcote water supply Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Water. Many Heathcote residents contacted me during January to complain about the quality of their water. They reported brown, smelly, undrinkable water. I visited affected Heathcote residents Michelle and Jason..

PRISON SYSTEM

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I rise to make a contribution on the motion put I think a couple of weeks ago now by Mr O’Donohue. It has been on the notice paper for some time. Having the last 10 minutes or so of the day to speak on..

ADJOURNMENT- Ambulance services

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter this afternoon is for the Minister for Emergency Services. I hesitate because it is almost a 50‑50 adjournment between the Minister for Emergency Services and the Minister for Ambulance Services, but I will go with Minister Merlino in this..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS Wine Growth Fund

Wine Growth Fund Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — Last week I had a fantastic visit to Rutherglen to meet with wine growers, producers and Tourism North East. I extend my thanks to Campbells Wines, especially Prue and Malcolm, for hosting the event and sharing their amazing family..

ADJOURNMENT Broadford Community Centre

Broadford Community Centre Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Local Government in the other place. It concerns the Broadford Community Centre and the dire need for funding to revitalise this important community asset. The building was the former..

ALPINE RESORTS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 2016 Second reading

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I too seek to make just a brief contribution to the Alpine Resorts Legislation Amendment Bill 2016. Victoria’s High Country and our alpine resorts are an integral part of our state’s tourism offer and an essential lifeblood to the small communities nestled..

ADJOURNMENT Seymour rail services

Seymour rail services Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Public Transport, and the action I seek is a minor change to the Seymour to Melbourne timetable. Currently on Mondays to Fridays the first train arrives at Southern Cross..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS Tourism North East

Tourism North East Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I want to use my members statement today to give a shout‑out to Tourism North East. One of the many great things about northern Victoria is its diverse and dynamic tourism offerings for visitors, whether those visitors be from..

POWERS OF ATTORNEY AMENDMENT BILL 2016

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — It gives me pleasure to rise to briefly speak on behalf of the government on the Powers of Attorney Amendment Bill 2016. The Powers of Attorney Act 2014 followed a thorough review process that commenced under the former Labor government. I was..