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Equal Opportunity Amendment (Protecting LGBTIQA Students) Bill 2022

I move to introduce a bill for an act to amend the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 to provide that religious educational institutions cannot discriminate against students based on sexual orientation or gender identity by using standards of dress and behaviour in schools, to limit discrimination against LGBTIQA students on the basis...

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Inquiry into Extremism in Victoria

I too rise to commend this really excellent report before us on the rise of far-right extremism in Victoria. I want to acknowledge the commitment of particularly the Legal and Social Issues Committee membership to conduct this inquiry, the support of the government and particularly the staff and secretariat for...

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Environment Legislation Amendment (Circular Economy and Other Matters) Bill 2022

I am pleased to have the opportunity to comment on this bill, which is the latest piece of legislation from the government on reforming Victoria’s waste system. I acknowledge that this bill introduces several governance and administrative reforms to improve the coordination of waste recycling and provides for the creation...

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Members statement: Climate Change

Recently we have watched with horror as severe floods have devastated Pakistan, killing a thousand people and displacing millions. This follows floods and torrential rain in India and Bangladesh and record-high temperatures across South Asia, and China is in severe drought. These are just the latest in a series of...

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Adjournment: Carlton public housing estate

My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Housing and relates to safety issues at the Carlton public housing estate in my electorate. Over the past few years reports of unsociable, aggressive and intimidating behaviour on the estate have increased, and although residents have been attempting to share their...

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Question without Notice: Barak Beacon estate

Dr RATNAM: My question is for the minister representing the Minister for Housing. Minister, just weeks before Christmas the residents at Barak Beacon estate in Port Melbourne were doorknocked by department officers informing them that they would need to move from their homes urgently. Residents have felt pressured into moving without...

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Bill 2022

The Greens welcome the Mental Health and Wellbeing Bill 2022. For a long time Victorians facing a mental health challenge stood a very real chance of getting inadequate support or no support at all. Our mental health sector has been desperately underfunded, with very real consequences for our friends, neighbours and...

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Adjournment: West Gate Tunnel

My adjournment is to the Minister for Transport Infrastructure and relates to the West Gate Tunnel Project. Residents in my electorate have been dealing with the negative impacts of this toll road for five years, and while the project was originally due for completion in 2023, it now won’t be...

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Constituency question: RISE North

My constituency question is for the Minister for Education. I recently attended a great forum organised by a grassroots community group called RISE, who are advocating for support for public education in the north of Moreland, now known as Merri-bek, in my electorate. Dozens of parents raised deep concerns about...

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Statement on Report - Inquiry into Ecosystem Decline in Victoria

I rise to make a statement on the ecosystem decline inquiry report. This report was tabled on 2 December 2021, yet we still have no formal response from the government. It was one of the largest in the history of the Victorian parliamentary committee inquiries and the biggest for the Environment...

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