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PARLIAMENT

Adjournment: Public housing ombudsman

My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Housing, and the action I seek is that the government establish a new office of the public housing ombudsman to hear complaints from public housing tenants about the quality and condition of their homes. Our public housing stock has been ignored...

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Adjournment: Refugees in Mantra Hotel

My adjournment matter is for the Premier, and the action I seek is that he urgently advocates to the federal government for the immediate release of people seeking asylum who are being held in detention into the community in order to protect their safety and wellbeing in the midst of...

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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...

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Members statement: Invasion Day March

On 26 January this year I joined with our First Nations community and thousands of Victorians who marched the streets of Melbourne to mark Invasion Day. It is a day that represents pain and suffering for the First Peoples of this land, who were dispossessed of their country by colonisation. It...

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Flora and Fauna Guarantee Amendment Bill 2019

I rise to speak on the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Amendment Bill 2019. This bill is amending an act which purports to guarantee Victoria’s precious native plants and animals, their homes and ours. And while the bill makes some improvements to the conservation scheme created by the act, it represents...

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Condolences: Christchurch Mosque terror attack

 Today we rise to mourn with the families, friends and loved ones of the 50 people in Christchurch who were so cruelly taken from this world. They were killed in an act of terrorism perpetrated against a Muslim community. I know that words cannot express the horror and grief that...

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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...

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