Parliament

Kilmore school bus services

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Education and relates to the school bus program and the conveyance allowance program that applies to students from Kilmore who attend either Broadford or Wallan secondary colleges. The Andrews Labor government, through..

Night Network

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — People from Seymour, Wallan, Donnybrook and Kilmore and authorised personnel from Bridges Barracks, Puckapunyal, have already taken up the new weekend coach service that Labor has introduced as part of the Night Network trial. Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong and Traralgon regional communities have..

CONSTITUENCY QUESTIONS

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My constituency question is to the Minister for Education, and it relates to the $50 million Shared Facilities Fund, which helps to develop community facilities on Victorian school sites. The sharing of facilities between schools and community organisations such as sporting clubs, leisure..

MELBOURNE COLLEGE OF DIVINITY AMENDMENT BILL 2016- Second Reading

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I rise to make a contribution on Ms Pulford’s amendment and also in relation to Mr Ondarchie’s substantive motion, which is seeking to adjourn the Melbourne College of Divinity Amendment Bill 2016 — a lot of repenting needing to be done by Mr Ondarchie after this..

LEGAL PROFESSION UNIFORM LAW APPLICATION AMENDMENT BILL 2016

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I understand that we are down to Mr Ondarchie’s third motion in a row, and this is an attempt to defer the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Amendment Bill 2016. We have a very sensible amendment put by Mr Leane, which I will be..

ECONOMIC, EDUCATION, JOBS AND SKILLS COMMITTEE

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I rise today to make a contribution on the motion moved by Mr O’Donohue in relation to a committee reference on fuel pricing. There is nothing offensive about this motion. As a country person and a person elected to represent country people, I..

Benalla Auto Club

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I wish to use my members statement today to congratulate the Benalla Auto Club for their efforts to work through a deal to see the V8 supercars remain at Winton for next year. Both the Minister for Sport and Minister for Tourism..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS- School breakfast clubs

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — One of my favourite Labor government policies that really shows the difference in what we stand for versus the coalition is the school breakfast program that we are delivering to 500 Victorian primary schools in conjunction with Foodbank Victoria. School breakfast clubs provide..

CRIMES AMENDMENT (CARJACKING) BILL 2016

Debate resumed from 17 August; motion of Mr O’DONOHUE (Eastern Victoria). Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — It will certainly surprise none, given the events of this morning and the papers today, that the government will not be supporting the Crimes Amendment (Carjacking) Bill 2016, a private members bill put..

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE- Standing and sessional orders

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I too rise to make a contribution on Ms Wooldridge’s motion 296 in relation to the changing of the sessional orders. The stark and glaring absence of a policy agenda or plan for Victoria’s future has never been so evident in relation to those..

ADJOURNMENT- Northern Victoria Region road safety

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan, in the other house. The action I seek is that the minister look at a number of roads within my electorate of Northern Victoria Region..

Doctors in Secondary Schools

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I direct my adjournment matter tonight to the Minister for Education, and the action that I seek is that the minister accept the expression of interest for a GP to be placed in Benalla P–12 College. Before the last state election, the..

STANDING COMMITTEE ON THE ECONOMY AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — It is a pleasure to make a contribution today on Mr Bourman’s motion. Of course I welcome debates in this place about references for committees. It is always really interesting to hear what different parties and members of the house are interested in..

Benalla nurses

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I would like to use my members statement today to pay tribute to nurses. Specifically I would like to start by congratulating Ms Claire LePlastrier on her retirement from Benalla Health. Claire was a nurse in Benalla for nearly 30 years. She was a..

CONSTITUENCY QUESTIONS

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My constituency question is for the Minister for Education. The Andrews government and the minister in particular are working tirelessly to make Victoria the education state, and after four years of neglect and no new schools built we have a lot of..

Night Network services

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Public Transport. As Labor promised in opposition and of course, we see, has delivered in government, the Melbourne Night Network providing 24‑hour public transport on weekends is a reality for many Victorian..

STANDING COMMITTEE ON LEGAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES – End of life choices

End‑of‑life choices Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I must say that 5 minutes does not give one time to express everything one wants to in relation to this topic. I hope that my brief contribution does not in any way diminish the work of the amazing staff who..