Suzanna's Weekly Blog

August 17, 2015


A full week in the electorate, starting in Tatura.
I visited Sacred Heart Primary School, which has an amazing new facility, to learn about their innovative approach to teaching.
I also met with Murray Dairy reps for a briefing on the dairy industry.
On Tuesday I attended the Shepparton and District Parkinson’s Support Group meeting, it was great to meet the group and hear about their work.

Later I addressed staff undertaking the Aedificare Programme at Notre Dame College.
I spoke about leadership and the challenges associated with it.
Wednesday we welcomed Education Minister James Merlino to the district.
The Minister heard from the Better Together Alliance School principals and from the members of the Neighbourhood Schools therapeutic program, both of which are seeking funding.
On Thursday I was privileged to visit Horses for Hope, an equine-assisted narrative practice program based near Shepparton, using troubled horses to help troubled people.
That night I attended the launch of the Numurkah Flood Study presented by Moira Shire Council, the GBCMA and consultants.
On Friday I attended a lunch at Greater Shepparton City Council with key stake holders from the education sector.
Throughout the week I also met with local councillors and constituents.
My office helped residents with questions surrounding Myki retail outlets, out of service amenities on trains, kinship care for children in out of home care and the potential for improvements to freight transport.
Back in parliament tomorrow, Suzanna.

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