Parliamentary Speeches

Republic of Turkey | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (10:03:57) — On Monday, 30 October, I had the opportunity to join the Turkish community to celebrate the 94th anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Turkey. The Turkish community has contributed so much to Victoria. They have played a vital role in our multicultural..

Keilor Downs College | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN — I take this opportunity to thank Keilor Downs College students. This year 270 students participated in the Premiers’ Reading Challenge and read over 9000 books, which is such a fantastic effort. Their favourite book was Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Students were very excited with..

Diwali festival | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN — Recently the Victorian Indian community celebrated the Diwali festival, with celebrations including Hindu rituals, cultural performances, Bollywood workshops, many food stalls and fireworks displays within my electorate and around Victoria. I take this opportunity to wish great health, happiness, peace and prosperity to Victoria’s..

St Albans Moon Lantern Festival | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (10:08:35) — On Saturday, 14 October, the St Albans Business Group Association hosted the annual St Albans Moon Lantern Festival. It was a very successful event with activities for all. I congratulate and commend the St Albans traders association for putting on this fantastic annual community event.

Taylors/Kings Roads, Delahey | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN — I am pleased to inform the house that the removal of the roundabout at the intersection of Kings Road and Taylors Road is coming to completion. This long-awaited project could not have happened without the Andrews Labor government investing $7.3 million for the removal of..

Acacia Children’s Centre | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN — I would also like to thank Acacia Children’s Centre in St Albans for hosting the 50 Shades of Pink breast cancer morning tea fundraiser. This fantastic event raised funds for Breast Cancer Network Australia but also provided local women with awareness education to seek regular check-ups.

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 | Second Reading

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (21:36:48) — I rise to make my contribution on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017. Firstly, I would like to thank all those who took the time to write, email, phone, text and meet with me regarding this bill. I have received hundreds of..

Green Gully Soccer Club | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) — On Saturday, 16 September, I was delighted to attend the Green Gully Soccer Club 2017 senior presentation night. Green Gully was established in 1956 in the heart of St Albans and has a rich history. It has grown to be one of the best clubs..

Sunshine Hospital | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN — On another matter, recently I was joined by the Minister for Health to launch a world-first security trial at Sunshine Hospital. The trial will use the latest cutting-edge technology to fight cyberthreats and keep our hospitals safe. I am very proud that this is..

IPC Health | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN — On another matter, I would also like to thank IPC Health for their hard work, and in particular Alex Johnstone and his team, which provide many services to the west, including treatment services for heart disease, diabetes, hepatitis, mental health, dental health and much..

St Albans Electorate | Constituency Question

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) — (13 143) My constituency question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. When will the minister implement safety measures along Ballarat Road, in particular at the intersections at Perth Avenue, Adelaide Street, Chatsworth Avenue and Reid Street along Ballarat Road in Albion?..

Taylors/Kings Roads, Delahey | Adjournment

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) — (13 082) The adjournment matter I wish to raise is for the attention of the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. The action I seek from the minister is to provide an update on the progress of works to remove the deadly roundabout at..

Australian Reinforcing Company | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) — On Monday, 4 September, I visited the Australian Reinforcing Company (ARC) in Sunshine, together with the Minister for Industry and Employment. ARC has a very rich history in Sunshine; it has been operating since the 1920s and employs 180 locals. It was an honour to..

Anne-Maree Crivelli | Members Statement

Ms SULEYMAN — On another matter, I would like to thank principal Anne-Maree Crivelli of the Furlong Park School for Deaf Children for her outstanding work and service as an educator. Despite Mrs Crivelli moving on to oversee another school, I want to take this opportunity to thank..

Acting Speakers

The SPEAKER tabled warrant nominating Paul Edbrooke, Tim Richardson, Natalie Suleyman and Gabrielle Williams to preside as Acting Speakers whenever requested to do so by the Speaker or Deputy Speaker.

The Hon. Fiona Richardson MP | Condolences

Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) — It is with great sadness that I rise to contribute to the condolence motion for our friend and colleague, the member for Northcote, Fiona Richardson. Fiona was a strong, fierce warrior in this house and within the Australian Labor Party. You knew exactly..