Parliamentary Speeches

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…

Budget Papers 2018-19

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (14:18:08) — I rise to speak on the take-note motion on the budget today. It gives me great pride to speak on this motion before the house. For the electorate of St Albans we have seen a fantastic budget. This is the fourth budget, of..

St Albans Electorate | Constituency Questions

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (12:38:47) — (14 728) My constituency question is for the Minister for Sport. Churchill Reserve in St Albans is home to the St Albans Saints Dinamo Soccer Club, which is a fantastic sporting club that promotes the benefits of physical activity, sports and wellbeing. My office has..

Prevention of Family Violence Bill 2018 | Second Reading

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (17:05:49) — I rise today to speak on the Prevention of Family Violence Bill 2018. This bill will establish an independent family violence prevention agency called Respect Victoria, which is a first for Australia and quite frankly groundbreaking in this area. This is about..

St Albans Electorate Infrastructure | Members Statements

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (10:03:18) — What a week it has been for the electorate of St Albans with the fantastic Andrews Labor government’s announcement that it will invest $5 billion towards the long-awaited Melbourne Airport rail link. This means in my electorate, in the heart of Sunshine, there will..

TLC for Kids | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (14:35:44) — I would like to congratulate TLC for Kids, which has been supporting and caring for sick children for 20 years. Congratulations to Tim Conolan and Ana Darras for their hard work and commitment in providing support for sick kids and their families with..

Sunshine Hospital Newborn Death | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN — It is with great sadness that I offer my deepest condolences to the family of the newborn baby that tragically died at Sunshine Hospital recently. Our priority is to get to the bottom of what happened, and to ensure that the family get the..

St Albans Leisure Centre | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN — St Albans Leisure Centre was originally built in the 1960s. I have had a number of meetings with Brimbank City Council in relation to the redevelopment of this much-loved facility, which is located next door to my electorate office. I am no stranger to that..

Victoria University Simulation-Based Learning Facility | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (09:55:35) — Last week I was delighted to attend the launch of the world-class simulation-based learning facility at Victoria University in St Albans. This simulation facility will give our future paramedics, nurses and midwives valuable practical training and experience in a realistic and supportive environment…

Turkish Community | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN — On another matter, I had the pleasure of attending the Turkish-Australian iftar dinner. This was an opportunity to celebrate 50 years of Turkish and 70 years of Turkish Cypriot migration to Australia. There is no doubt that the Turkish community in Victoria has been an integral..

ANZAC Day | Members Statements

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (09:53:58) — Recently I had the honour of travelling to Gallipoli to commemorate Anzac Day at Anzac Cove and Lone Pine, and I attended a number of ceremonies, along with Australian, Turkish, New Zealander, British and French visitors. Gallipoli has a special place in..

St Albans Electorate | Constituency Questions

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (12:04:47) — (14 416) My constituency question is for the Minister for Sport, and I ask: what grants or programs are available to sporting clubs in my electorate of St Albans? I have received many enquiries from local sporting clubs seeking funding information in relation to..

Sunshine Hospital | Adjournment

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (19:19:31) — (14 430) My adjournment matter is to the Minister for Health. The action I seek is that the minister update the house on the newly announced funding of over $29 million for the emergency department (ED) at Sunshine Hospital. The Andrews Labor government understands..

Sunshine Hospital | Members Statements

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (10:04:57) — Last week I was pleased to welcome the Premier and the Minister for Health to Sunshine Hospital to see firsthand the progress of our $200 million Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital. I was extremely pleased to hear the Premier announce that Sunshine..

St Albans Electorate Schools | Members Statements

Ms SULEYMAN — On another matter, in this year’s budget, Albion Primary School will receive $1.3 million to upgrade the school. Thank you to principal Adrienne Williamson, the parents and the school community for their commitment to education. I also joined principal Lorraine Bell of Monmia Primary School..

Sunshine Plaza Management | Adjournment

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (19:04:24) — (14 295) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, and the action I seek is that the minister investigate whether the Sunshine Plaza management have breached the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 or any other relevant act of Parliament…

Big Sam’s Twilight Market | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (10:30:54) — St Albans was alive with its very own first twilight market at Big Sam’s in St Albans. Close to 3000 people have enjoyed the fantastic food and family fun activities. I would like to thank Nick Lo Presti from the iconic Big Sam’s market and the..