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PARLIAMENT

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...

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#MarchForJustice: The work for gender equality continues

Yesterday we marched for justice. Today, I called on Parliament to do the work that's needed to achieve true gender equality.

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Labor’s tax on electric vehicles ‘worst in the world’

Sadly, last night, the Labor Government’s tax on electric vehicles passed Parliament. This tax has been called ‘the worst electric vehicle policy in the world’ in an open letter by 25 organisations.

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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...

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Adjournment: Permanent housing for those experiencing homelessness

My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Housing, and the action I seek is that the minister ensures everyone leaving temporary hotel accommodation is offered safe, secure and long-term accommodation. The Greens were very pleased to see the government take action to protect Victorians experiencing homelessness during the...

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Adjournment: Bell Station Car Park

My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Transport Infrastructure, and the action I seek is that the plans for the Bell station redevelopment be revised so that the entry point to the car park is moved to the western side. Bell station is one of the many stations...

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Parks and Crown Land Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

I rise to speak on the Parks and Crown Land Legislation Amendment Bill 2019. This bill relates to the management of Crown land—that is, government-owned land in Victoria. It proposes to do a few things, some of which are good and others that have raised concerns from the community. One of...

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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...

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Green New Deal motion

I am pleased to move: That this house: (1) supports a Green New Deal for Victoria; (2) notes that 2020 has been an extremely difficult year for Victorians, starting with horrendous bushfires and followed by the COVID-19 pandemic; (3) further notes that increasing unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as...

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Adjournment: Northcote golf course

My adjournment today is for the minister representing the Minister for Planning. Over recent months residents across Northcote, Thornbury, Brunswick and Coburg have enjoyed the rolling plains and open green vistas of the Northcote Public Golf Course. This usually quiet, relatively unknown green refuge with just a few putters on...

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