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Climate change is one of the greatest issues of our time. What we do in the next few years will determine the future for humans, animals and the planet.

Advocating for strong climate action is, and always has been, a top priority for me – as a mother, an environmentalist, and as an MP. It’s the reason I got active in politics.

I’ve marched with Victorians and thousands of young people amongst them in the streets of Melbourne to demand a climate-safe future for all of us. And I’ve echoed those calls time and time again in Parliament.

The Greens and I have always pushed the Victorian Labor Government to go further and faster on climate action. For years we’ve led calls in Parliament for Victoria to set strong climate targets and to replace coal and gas with 100% renewable energy. 

And we’ve had some significant wins. We've stopped fracking and got massive investment in clean renewable energy. 

‘After years of campaigning for better storage to set us up for a renewable future, the government announced that it would build a big energy storage battery for Victoria.’

Recently, I introduced legislation on behalf of the Greens to stop offshore drilling for fossil fuels like oil and gas, including near the 12 Apostles - the latest area to be opened up for mining by the Victorian Government.

And although we weren’t able to stop the Labor Government’s tax on electric vehicles, our campaigning efforts and the voices of hundreds of Victorians forced the government to announce incentives to encourage a shift to electric vehicles.

The Greens have a plan to stop all new coal and gas mining, reach 100% renewable energy by 2030, create thousands of jobs through green manufacturing and rapidly transition to electric vehicles.

I won’t stop fighting for a climate-safe future for all of us. Please join me and let's work together to tackle the climate crisis.

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Members statement: Climate Action

As we begin the work of the 60th Parliament I hope that the issues that impact our community the most are given the space and time to be aired and hopefully solved in this place. We owe it to all those who chose us to be their representatives, and we owe...

Members statement: Climate Change

Recently we have watched with horror as severe floods have devastated Pakistan, killing a thousand people and displacing millions. This follows floods and torrential rain in India and Bangladesh and record-high temperatures across South Asia, and China is in severe drought. These are just the latest in a series of...

Second Reading: Beyond Coal Bill

The Greens have a plan to replace coal with 100% renewable energy by 2030, while protecting workers and creating jobs.

Question without Notice: A ban on new offshore coal, oil and gas mining and drilling

Dr RATNAM (Northern Metropolitan): My question today is to the Minister for Resources. Evidence of the escalating climate crisis is here right now, being faced by flooded communities throughout Queensland and New South Wales. The single biggest issue— Members interjecting. The PRESIDENT: Order! I cannot hear a word. Dr Ratnam,...