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Motion: Group voting tickets

That this house: (1) acknowledges that Victoria continues to be the only jurisdiction in Australia that uses the undemocratic group voting system to elect members to this place; (2) notes that after the 2021 Western Australian state election, where a representative from the Daylight Saving Party was elected with 98...


Anti-corruption and Higher Parliamentary Standards (Strengthening Integrity) Bill 2022

I move: That the bill be now read a second time. For too long Victorians have been asked to accept poor standards of behaviour from the people elected to serve them and who they look to for leadership. And we know this has dire consequences as people lose faith and...


Regulatory Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2021

I rise to speak on the Regulatory Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2021. This is an omnibus bill covering a range of regulatory and administrative reforms, many necessitated by the pandemic, that should now become permanent arrangements. The Greens support these measures, including allowing local government, councils and parliamentary committees to meet...


Motion: Electoral reform

 I move: That this house: (1) notes that in a representative democracy like Victoria the will of the people should be reflected by the elected members of Parliament; (2) acknowledges that the use of group voting tickets in the election of members of the Legislative Council is unfair and unrepresentative...


Motion: Independent oversite agency funding

The integrity of our democracy requires strong independent accountability bodies. This has been proven time and time again. If left without oversight, governments will go off the rails. Decisions will be made in the interests of donors and mates and not the community. Anti-corruption commissions and the Ombudsman are two...


Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal and Improving Parliamentary Standards Bill 2019

I rise to speak on the Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal and Improving Parliamentary Standards Bill 2019. We stand here in the least democratic Parliament in this country, but the bill before us is an important step in the right direction for Victoria in catching up to other jurisdictions when it...