Parliamentary Speeches

Governor’s Speech | Address-In-Reply

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (14:53:51): Thank you, Speaker. It is fantastic to be here again, and in particular I would like to congratulate you on your re-election as Speaker. And of course I would like to congratulate everybody who has been re-elected and also the..

Western Suburbs Health Services | Members Statements

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (09:56:48): Recently I joined 50 very excited midwives and nurses from Western Health for a very special sneak peek at the new Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital. It was fantastic to see the frontline staff see their new workplace and..

St Albans Lunar New Year Festival | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (13:48:11): I rise first of all to commend the St Albans Business Group Association for again hosting the St Albans Lunar New Year Festival this year, in January. We saw more than 80 000 people attend this annual event, experiencing many..

Melbourne Airport Rail Link | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (10:02:11) — Last week I joined the Premier and the Minister for Public Transport in Sunshine in my electorate to announce the opening of expressions of interest to build the airport rail link. We will build a super-hub station at Sunshine. This is a..

Turkish Museum of Australia | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN — On another matter I would like to congratulate Mr Kemal Benli of the Turkish Museum of Australia. He is the chairman and founder of this fantastic collection, from which an incredible exhibition is being held in Queen’s Hall this week. It has a number of..

Ballarat Rail Line Level Crossings | Petitions

To the Legislative Assembly of Victoria: The petition of residents of Brimbank draws to the attention of the house the greatly increased numbers of trains and commuter traffic at the Ballarat rail line level crossings at Robinsons Road, Deer Park, Station Road, Deer Park, and..

Suburban Rail Loop | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (15:43:10) — Last week the Andrews Labor government announced the bold plan to build the Suburban Rail Loop. This means commuters will be able to get on board a train at Sunshine in my electorate and go all the way to Cheltenham via Melbourne..

Doctors in Secondary Schools | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN — On another matter, I recently met with Linda Maxwell, the principal of Keilor Downs College. I was very pleased to be informed of the success of the Labor-funded doctors in schools program in providing high-quality health care on school grounds when the students need..

Head Start Apprenticeships and Traineeships | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN — On another matter, we recently announced the rollout of the Head Start apprentice and traineeship initiative to Jackson School, Keilor Downs College, St Albans Secondary College and the Brimbank campus of Victoria University Secondary College. This program allows students to complete school with an apprenticeship..

Hon. Fiona Richardson | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (10:04:43) — It is hard to believe that today marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of our friend and colleague Fiona Richardson. Fiona would have been very proud of her work, which continues today, in family violence and the promotion of women’s issues..

Jodi Dack | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN — I would also like to acknowledge the sad passing of Jodi Dack. My deepest condolences again to the federal member for Gorton, Brendan O’Connor, and his daughter, Una Rose, on this very sad passing. Click here to read on Hansard

President of Poland Visit | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN — On Saturday, 18 August, I joined with the Victorian Polish community at Government House to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Poland regaining its independence. I was deeply honoured and humbled to receive the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic..

St Albans Electorate | Constituency Questions

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (12:01:38) — (14 875) My constituency question is for the Minister for Public Transport. When will the minister provide the next update about the airport rail link? This investment of $5 billion is a long-awaited game changer for my electorate of St Albans. This would see Sunshine..

Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Amendment Bill 2018 | Second Reading

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (17:50:36) — I am very pleased to rise and speak on this very important legislation, the Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Amendment Bill 2018. I would like to give a special shout-out to the members of the Transport Workers Union that are here today,..

Green Gully Soccer Club | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (09:57:33) — I was thrilled to officially open the Cavaliers room at the Green Gully Soccer Club in my electorate. The club was initially formed in 1955 by a group of Maltese migrants who wanted to bring football to Victoria and in particular to..

Migrant Resource Centre North West Region | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN — On another matter, I would like to congratulate the Migrant Resource Centre North West Region, which last week celebrated the contribution of their own members. The centre has over 200 volunteers providing vital support services for newly arrived migrants and multicultural communities throughout Melbourne’s north-west…

Consul General of Turkey | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN — I would also like to thank the outgoing Consul General of Turkey, Mehmet Küçüksakalli. The Consul General concludes his post this month. He has contributed to building stronger ties between Turkey and Victoria. I wish him all the very best in his future endeavours…