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IN PARLIAMENT


AGV 2022 Policy Platform Speech

"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." 


Motion: Maroondah Hospital name change

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)...



Members Statement: First Nations Justice

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.


Petition: Ending logging

The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council that the Government should immediately cease all levels of logging of native and public forests. There are reports and findings which support a stop to logging. Our forests store massive amounts of...



Members statement: First Nations Justice

As we end this term of Parliament, while acknowledging the work we have done, we must acknowledge our unfinished work. Last week another First Nations person died in custody in Victoria. That is the second Aboriginal person to die within just the last few weeks, on top of the 500...


Petition: Train Horn Noise

The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council that the noise from train horns is causing harm to neighbours of railways. Residents and workers near railways are subjected to frequent horn blasts hundreds of times a week and almost always...



Petition: Animal welfare

The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council that regulations under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 permits a person in charge of an animal, such as a dog, to tether the animal to an inanimate object. Tethering...


Casino Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Implementation and Other Matters) Bill 2022

I am pleased to rise to speak to the Casino Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Implementation and Other Matters) Bill 2022. Given all of the pieces of legislation that this government has prioritised in the last few weeks of this term, from jailing peaceful protesters to creating new criminal offences, it...



Constituency question: Thornbury Primary School

Our public schools need to be fully funded so all students can learn in a safe environment.


Adjournment: Accessible public transport

My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Public Transport, and my ask is that he expedites the accessibility upgrades to Melbourne’s tram network. I recently met with Martin from the Disability Resources Centre, who has been tirelessly advocating for accessibility upgrades for over two decades. We attempted to...



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