Parliament

Benalla mental health services

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — Last week the Minister for Mental Health, the Honourable Martin Foley, joined me in Benalla to talk with the community about increasing mental health support. We met with the incredibly strong and determined parents of local student Max Avdyugin, who tragically took..

E PETITIONS

  Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — It is a pleasure to follow Ms Patten in relation to her motion today, also noting that it is a collaborative effort by the crossbench. I thank all those involved. I have not had a lot of time to go over the..

Northeast Health Wangaratta

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, and relates to funding for Northeast Health Wangaratta. This year’s budget provides $200 million for a new Regional Health Infrastructure Fund. The fund is the largest of its kind in Victorian history..

CONSTITUENCY QUESTIONS

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My constituency question today is for the Minister for Sport, the Honourable John Eren. Last week I met with the president of the Seymour Football and Netball Club, Craig Velt, and inspected the club’s facilities at the Kings Park reserve, Seymour’s premier..

APPROPRIATION (2016–2017) BILL 2016 AND BUDGET PAPERS 2016–17

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — It is a pleasure to rise to make a contribution on the Appropriation (2016–2017) Bill 2016 and budget papers cognate debate this evening. With my heart, my family and their businesses and livelihoods firmly entrenched in northern Victoria, every Victorian budget is..

Benalla Auto Club

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My members statement today is to congratulate Benalla Auto Club on a successful weekend hosting the V8 Supercars Championship at Winton. It was great to be at the track on Sunday to see the likes of Craig Lowndes and Mark Winterbottom trying..

CONFISCATION AND OTHER MATTERS AMENDMENT BILL 2016- SECOND READING

Debate resumed. Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I wish to make a contribution to the debate on the Confiscation and Other Matters Amendment Bill 2016. The bill contains a number of smaller amendments to legislation relating to serious and organised crime, including the Confiscation Act 1997, the..

Wangaratta Rural City Council

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Local Government and is in regard to the Rural City of Wangaratta. Federal government cuts to local government are having a negative impact on local communities right across Victoria. According to the Municipal Association..

Mandalay community centre

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Planning and relates to funding for the Mandalay community centre. I have spoken many times in this place about the population growth pressures in Mitchell shire, and perhaps this is most evident in..

Suicide prevention

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I wish to use my member’s statement today to welcome the record investment in suicide prevention announced in the 2016–17 Victorian budget, which will support our local communities to deal with mental health issues. The Andrews Labor government has a 10‑year suicide..

Wandong Primary School

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Education. In February it was a great achievement to join with the school community of Wandong Primary School and let them know that the government had agreed to their longstanding request for the purchase..

INTEGRITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (A STRONGER SYSTEM) BILL 2015

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I am pleased to contribute to the debate on the Integrity and Accountability Legislation Amendment (A Stronger System) Bill 2015. I am a member of the Independent Broad‑based Anti‑corruption Commission Committee. It is a committee that has spoken with many experts and..

Constituency Questions

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My constituency question today is to the Minister for Health in the other place. On Sunday the minister announced Australia’s largest ever elective surgery boost for patients. As part of that, Northeast Health Wangaratta will receive funding to relocate transition care program..

Police custody officers

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter this evening is for the Acting Minister for Police in the other place, and it deals with police custody officers. The Andrews Labor government delivered Victoria Police a record $2.5 billion in its first budget last year. That included funding..

Wall to Wall street art festival

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Creative Industries. The action I seek is for him to join me in Benalla to meet with members from the Benalla Street Art Committee, Benalla Art Gallery and Juddy Roller to hear firsthand about..

PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I too rise to make a contribution to the motion in relation to the production of documents and the suspension of the Leader of the Government that we are dealing with today. I have been listening intently to Mr Mulino on and off..

Corryong airport

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My members statement reflects on my visit last week to the beautiful town of Corryong. There I met with Towong council and community members and had a great morning delivering some news about the Andrews Labor government investment in an upgrade of..

Wangaratta Indoor Sports and Aquatic Centre

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — Last week I met with the dedicated and energetic YMCA staff, Wangaratta council representatives and residents at the Wangaratta Indoor Sports and Aquatic Centre. They were ecstatic to learn that they had been successful in receiving $1.5 million from the Andrews Labor government..