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PARLIAMENT

Planning and Environment Amendment (Wake Up to Climate Change) Bill 2022

It is a pleasure to rise to speak to the Planning and Environment Amendment (Wake Up to Climate Change) Bill 2022 that Mr Hayes has put before this chamber, one that is long overdue and I hope sparks a conversation about how we need to urgently act on reforms in this area,...

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Health Legislation Amendment (Conscientious Objection) Bill 2022

I rise to speak on the Health Legislation Amendment (Conscientious Objection) Bill 2022. As Ms Patten outlined in her second-reading speech, this is a bill inspired by the overturning of Roe v. Wade, which since 1973 had conferred a constitutional right to abortion in the United States. I completely agree with her that ripples...

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Adjournment: Vida

In this adjournment, I strongly encourage the Minister for Women to take a more proactive approach to improving financial literacy education for women, particularly young women.

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Question without Notice: First Nations incarceration

Dr RATNAM (Northern Metropolitan): My question is for the Attorney-General. There was yet another tragic death of a First Nations person in a Victorian prison just days ago. During the harrowing coronial inquest for Veronica Nelson we learned there were 505 Aboriginal deaths in custody since the royal commission. Now...

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Treaty Authority and Other Treaty Elements Bill 2022

 I want to start today by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we speak today, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. I also want to pay my respects to elders with us here today, to members of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria and to all...

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Adjournment: Public housing community connectors program

My adjournment is to the Minister for Housing and relates to the recently announced $8.5 million in funding for the new public housing community connectors program. I understand that the program aims to build on the high-risk accommodation response (HRAR) funding, which ended in June, and will have a strong health...

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Adjournment: Homelessness services

My adjournment manner tonight is for the Minister for Housing, and my ask is that he urgently reverses the funding cuts that have been handed down to homelessness services this week and increases ongoing funding for Victoria’s homelessness services. This week is Homelessness Week, and this year’s theme is ‘To...

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Local Government Legislation Amendment (Rating and Other Matters) Bill 2022

I rise to speak to the Local Government Legislation Amendment (Rating and Other Matters) Bill 2022. Our local councils play such an important role in building local communities and providing essential services. They form an entire level of government and are frequently the ones left picking up the pieces and supporting...

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Sustainable Forests Timber Amendment (Timber Harvesting Safety Zones) Bill 2022

The right to peaceful protest is at the heart of our democracy, and it is under attack right across Australia. For those without deep pockets or access to politicians and platforms, protest can be the only tool many in our communities have to be heard and to secure change, yet...

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Members Statement: Solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka

Sending love and solidarity to all those people who are going through so much hardship in Sri Lanka.

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