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Summary Offences Amendment (Nazi Symbol Prohibition) Bill 2022

I rise today to speak on the Summary Offences Amendment (Nazi Symbol Prohibition) Bill 2022, a bill which I and the Greens absolutely welcome and support. This bill bans the public display of the hateful Nazi symbol, the Hakenkreuz, when displayed with the knowledge that it is a symbol of Nazi...


Casino and Liquor Legislation Amendment Bill 2022

I am pleased to rise to make some brief comments on behalf of the Greens on the Casino and Liquor Legislation Amendment Bill 2022. This bill is formally separating the two functions of the old Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR). It transfers the liquor regulation functions to the...



Adjournment: Short stay accommodation

My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, and the action I seek is that she expedites the overdue post-implementation review of the Owners Corporations Amendment (Short-stay Accommodation) Bill 2016. As the world begins to open up, we are seeing an increase in the...


Motions: Better Standards for Renters

On Thursday 9 June 2022, I introduced this motion: 



Victorian state budget 2022–23

I rise to speak on the 2022–23 Victorian state budget. We are coming to the end of a parliamentary term that has seen Victorians, the government and this Parliament face extraordinary challenges. The COVID pandemic tested all of us and is still a feature of our lives. The shadow of...


Adjournment: Wallan quarry

My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Planning, and the action I seek is that he reject the planning permit for a new quarry near Beveridge and Wallan. I was delighted this week to meet with members of the Mitchell Shire Council and local Wallan and Beveridge communities...



Constituency question: Family violence services in Hume

 My constituency question is for the Minister for Prevention of Family Violence. Hume in my electorate continues to report high rates of family violence. In 2020–21 there were more than 4100 family violence incidents recorded in Hume, the third most for a local government area in the state. Hume City Council...


Inquiry into the Health Impacts of Air Pollution in Victoria

I am pleased to rise to speak to the report of the parliamentary inquiry into the health impacts of air pollution in Victoria, tabled in November 2021. I rise to speak to it now following my initial comments back then, because it has been six months since the report was...



Constituency question: Bell station redevelopment

My question is for the Minister for Transport Infrastructure and relates to the Bell station redevelopment. It has come to my attention that businesses along High Street between Bell Street and Dundas Street in Preston have not been informed of the impacts of the proposed car park entry and exit...


Members statements: World Environment Day

A belated but happy World Environment Day for Sunday, everyone. I hope you were able to mark the day in some way by taking some time to enjoy nature. I had the pleasure of spending it in the foothills of the Toolangi State Forest with our brave forest defenders at...



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