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Local MP set to become Victoria’s new agriculture minister

By Alana Christensen

Local Jaclyn Symes has been announced as Victoria's new Minister for Agriculture, Regional Development and Resources in Daniel Andrew's new gender-equal ministry, unveiled today.

But Ms Symes will have to wait for confirmation of her election to the upper house before she can step into the role.

Until that time, Jaala Pulford will retain her role as Agriculture and Regional Development Minister.

Ms Pulford will become the Minister for Roads, Road Safety and Fishing and Boating following the reshuffle.