On the final day of Parliament for 2022, I moved a motion to reaffirm the Victorian Parliament's support for all people seeking asylum and refuge in Australia.
"The Victorian Greens are going into the 2022 state election in a strong position. We are guided by our values and commitment to ecological sustainability, social justice, grassroots democracy and peace and non-violence and we are fuelled by hope."
Dr RATNAM (Northern Metropolitan) (17:10): I move: That this house: (1) notes that Maroondah Hospital is named using the Woiwurrung language and is one of very few public places in Victoria using First Nations language for naming conventions; (2) further notes that ‘Maroondah’ means ‘throwing’ and ‘Maroon’ means ‘leaves’; (3)...
First Nations justice is achieved through fixing our harmful systems and through honouring true-self determination by grassroots First Nations communities over their collective future.