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Adjournment: Homelessness

My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Housing, and my ask is that the minister immediately extends funding for Victorians experiencing homelessness who are currently housed by government programs in hotel and motel accommodation. Right now, around 2000 Victorian households who are experiencing homelessness have been provided with...


Motion: Gas exploration

I now move: That this house, pursuant to section 40(6) of the National Parks Act 1975, revokes the minister’s consent to Beach Energy Limited conducting operations within Port Campbell National Park under the Petroleum Act 1998. The purpose of this motion is to disallow the consent that has been granted by the Victorian...



Members statement: Family Violence

Forty-one women have been killed in Australia by family violence in 2021 already—that is one woman a week—and the toll keeps rising. Many of these women are from culturally diverse communities but are still not able to access the type of culturally appropriate support they need. Victoria still does not...


Adjournment: VCAT reform

My adjournment matter this afternoon is for the Attorney-General, and my ask is that she commit to VCAT reform to allow urgent matters to be properly fast-tracked and enforced, as well as to urgently provide additional resources to address the current backlog. I was recently contacted by a constituent who...



Bail Amendment (Reducing Pre-trial Imprisonment of Women, Aboriginal, and Vulnerable Persons) Bill 2021

I move: That the bill be now read a second time. Back when the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody went to work, First Nations people made up 3 per cent of Victoria’s prison population, a rate of imprisonment at around 900 per 100 000 population. Thirty years later, by...


Adjournment: Soft plastic waste

My adjournment is for the environment minister. The Labor government wants to allow soft plastics to be burnt, instead of recycled. In July, the Labor government put out a consultation draft on how we manage incineration, now that we have plans for incineration—so-called waste-to-energy plants popping up across the state,...



Adjournment: Rental supports

My adjournment matter this afternoon is for the minister representing the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, and I ask that the minister immediately reintroduce the moratorium on evictions and rent increases to protect renters from losing their homes. Victorians have done it tough over the last 18 months,...


Members statement: Growing far right movement

Soon after we rose from our last sitting of Parliament, an explosive media investigation by 60 Minutes and Channel 9 uncovered the growing far-right movement in Australia and in Victoria specifically. I have spoken previously in this place about this threat on the horizon. We should all be turning our minds...



Adjournment: Wildlife protection

My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Planning, and my ask is that he meet with members of our community to discuss how to strengthen wildlife protections in the planning system. As Victoria’s population continues to grow and new developments and suburbs are created we have a responsibility...


Adjournment: Our Youth, Our Way report

My adjournment matter tonight is for the Attorney-General. In the last sitting week of Parliament the Our Youth, Our Way report by the Commission for Children and Young People was tabled. It was an inquiry into the over-representation of Aboriginal children and young people in the Victorian youth justice system....



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