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Agriculture Legislation Amendment Bill 2022

I am pleased to rise and speak very briefly on the Agriculture Legislation Amendment Bill 2022. This omnibus bill covers a lot of ground. I will not speak to it in detail, as my colleague the member for Melbourne has covered key points for the Greens in the other place. I...


Motions: 1080 poison

I am pleased to make some brief comments in support of this motion. Phasing out the use of 1080 poison in Victoria is longstanding Greens policy. We know, like many in the community, that 1080 poison is a cruel and inhumane method of animal control that does not belong in...


Motion: Duck Hunting

I would like to make some brief comments on this motion, which the Greens will not be supporting. Our opposition to duck shooting should be well known to everyone in this place. In our entire 15 years in Parliament the Victorian Greens have been calling for the end of duck shooting...


Livestock Management Amendment (Animal Activism) Bill 2021

I rise to speak to the Livestock Management Amendment (Animal Activism) Bill 2021 and I indicate the Greens will not be supporting this bill. My colleague Ellen Sandell detailed in the other place our reasons, but I wish to make some brief comments about this here. Obviously biosecurity is extremely important...


Racing Amendment Bill 2021

I am always disappointed to rise to my feet in this place to speak on a racing bill that reinforces the special treatment this industry receives from the Labor government. Every racing bill this house debates that fails to start winding up racing is a wasted opportunity. Every time we...


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: Horse racing inquiry

My adjournment is for the Minister for Racing, and the action I seek is that the minister establishes an independent inquiry into the death of Anthony Van Dyck at last week’s Melbourne Cup. Like many Victorians, I was disturbed to see the footage last Tuesday of Anthony Van Dyck shuddering...


Adjournment: Duck hunting season 2020

My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Agriculture, and the action I seek is for the minister to cancel the 2020 duck shooting season and to ban duck shooting for good across Victoria. Victoria is still reeling from a summer of catastrophic and devastating bushfires. Lives were lost, homes...