Voluntary Assisted Dying – Second Reading

Ms THOMAS (Macedon) (20:48:54) — I rise to speak on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 and indicate that I will be supporting the bill. I have reached this decision by firstly considering the threshold question: should a person of sound mind who is dying be enabled to..

Member for Gembrook

I am very proud to be a member of this place representing 38 volunteer Country Fire Authority brigades and three State Emergency Service units.


Ms THOMAS (Macedon) — Before I commence speaking about this matter of public importance today I advise the member for Ripon that I will also be in her electorate on Friday as I will be representing the Minister for Police at the Ararat Blue Ribbon Foundation ball…

Macedon Electorate

My constituency question is to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety.

Penalty rates

Ms THOMAS (Macedon) — On International Women’s Day I want to draw the house’s attention to the disproportionate impact the Fair Work Commission’s disgraceful decision on penalty rates will have on women workers. In my own electorate of Macedon I have been speaking to women about how..

Macedon electorate

Ms THOMAS (Macedon) : My question is for the Minister for Roads and Roads Safety. Minister, what is being done to make the notoriously dangerous Saunders and Station roads intersection in New Gisborne safe? It is fantastic to see the roundabouts on the Calder on and off..

Macedon electorate

Ms THOMAS : On International Women’s Day my question is to the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence. Minister, what is the government doing to prevent family violence and improve outcomes for girls and women living in my electorate of Macedon? Since the release of..

Kyneton courthouse

Ms THOMAS (Macedon)  Can I first congratulate you, Deputy Speaker, on your election to this very important position. The adjournment matter I wish to raise this evening is for the Attorney-General, and the action I seek is that the Attorney-General provide me with an update on..

Daylesford Rail Bridge

The matter I wish to raise is for the attention of the Minister for Regional Development.

Macedon electorate

My constituency question is for the Minister for Police.

Macedon electorate

What has the Andrews Labor government been doing to increase the participation rates in sport in regional and rural communities like mine?

Macedon electorate vocational education and training

Ms THOMAS (Macedon) —The adjournment matter I wish to raise is for the attention of the Minister for Training and Skills in the other place. The action I seek is for the minister to join me in my electorate to speak with employers regarding training for apprentices..

Eric and Marg Dearricott

Ms THOMAS — I also congratulate Eric and Marg Dearricott of the Kyneton Labor Party branch, who at the most recent Labor Party conference were awarded life membership by the Premier.

Don Drummond

Ms THOMAS (Macedon) — This year, at the age of 83, Don Drummond will step down as president of the Woodend branch of the Labor Party in my electorate. Don and Sheila Drummond are Labor luminaries in Woodend and beyond, and have become very good friends of..

Macedon electorate schools

Ms THOMAS — It was also my pleasure to attend Kyneton Secondary College to inspect the architect’s plans for the state‑of‑the‑art trades hub, including a mechatronics lab as well as food, wood and metal tech, and a new middle school. With the brand‑new Kyneton Primary School, the..

Government achievements

Ms THOMAS — I am so proud to be a part of the Andrews Labor government and to be celebrating two years as the member for Macedon. The achievements in my electorate have been quite extraordinary, and I thank the Premier and all of the Cabinet ministers..