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PARLIAMENT

Fairer pandemic laws for Victoria

On 16 November 2021, Dr Samantha Ratnam gave a speech in parliament about the Victorian Government's Pandemic Management Bill and how the Greens have secured important improvements to the Bill, which strengthen fairness, transparency and scrutiny over government decision-making.   

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Members statement: Climate action in the Pacific

Last week my colleague Ellen Sandell and I had the honour of meeting with the Pacific Australian Women’s Association to talk about climate action in the Pacific. We were joined by representatives from Fiji, Vanuatu, PNG and Samoa and the Pacific Australian leaders who are working for climate justice. It...

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Adjournment: Rental payment systems

My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, and my ask is that the minister bans the use of third-party platforms for rental payments in Victoria. Renters across Victoria are increasingly being asked by their property managers to sign onto third-party property management...

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Planning and Environment Amendment Bill 2021

I rise in support of Mr Hayes’s bill that he has brought before the chamber today, and I thank him for the work that he has done in this area to advance this issue, which is an issue that I and the Greens also share very serious concerns about. The bill...

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Local Government Amendment (Rates and Charges) Bill 2021

I rise to speak against this preposterous bill that the opposition have put forward to us, veiled as some sort of credible debate, because it is anything but that. The Greens will not be supporting this blatant attack on the autonomy of Victorian local councils. I have to say that...

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Members statement: Refugee detention

As of this morning there are 21 people who have tested positive for COVID currently being held against their will at the Park Hotel in Carlton. That is nearly 50 per cent of the people who have been detained for months in harrowing conditions. For months they have pleaded to be freed...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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