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PARLIAMENT

Question without Notice: Raising the Age

Dr RATNAM (Northern Metropolitan): My question is to the Attorney-General. Attorney, last week the Royal Australasian College of Physicians came out and joined the campaign to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 14. They joined over 30 other health and medical professional organisations, including the AMA, the Royal Australian...

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Members statement: Cultural diversity

This week we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and Cultural Diversity Week. It is an important opportunity to reflect on the progress that we have made but also the work left to do in eliminating racism and discrimination from our societies. To do this we...

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Regulatory Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2021

I rise to speak on the Regulatory Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2021. This is an omnibus bill covering a range of regulatory and administrative reforms, many necessitated by the pandemic, that should now become permanent arrangements. The Greens support these measures, including allowing local government, councils and parliamentary committees to meet...

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Livestock Management Amendment (Animal Activism) Bill 2021

I rise to speak to the Livestock Management Amendment (Animal Activism) Bill 2021 and I indicate the Greens will not be supporting this bill. My colleague Ellen Sandell detailed in the other place our reasons, but I wish to make some brief comments about this here. Obviously biosecurity is extremely important...

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Human Rights and Housing Legislation Amendment (Ending Homelessness) Bill 2022

I move: That the bill be now read a second time. This bill is about changing the way we think about housing in Victoria.

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Question without Notice: A ban on new offshore coal, oil and gas mining and drilling

Dr RATNAM (Northern Metropolitan): My question today is to the Minister for Resources. Evidence of the escalating climate crisis is here right now, being faced by flooded communities throughout Queensland and New South Wales. The single biggest issue— Members interjecting. The PRESIDENT: Order! I cannot hear a word. Dr Ratnam,...

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Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Decriminalisation of Possession and Use of Drugs of Dependence) Bill 2022

It is a pleasure to speak on this important bill introduced by Ms Patten to decriminalise the possession and use of drugs of dependence. I would also like to take this opportunity to commend Ms Patten on her unwavering commitment to drug policy reform, which is shared by all Greens parties in...

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Members statement: International Women's Day

On this International Women’s Day, as the world grapples with another war unfolding and our fragile peace around the world on the verge of crumbling, I want to take this moment to acknowledge the impact of war and conflict on the lives of women especially. Women are disproportionately impacted by...

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Constituency question: Bell Street Bridge

My constituency question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. Last week I visited the Bell Street Merri Creek bridge site at the border of Coburg and Preston and met with some locals from the Safe Access over Bell Street Bridge for Everyone group. It was shocking to...

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Question without Notice: Hotel accommodation program

Dr RATNAM : My question is for the minister representing the Minister for Housing. The hotel accommodation program has been really important in keeping people safe and healthy during the COVID pandemic. It provided secure housing for people experiencing homelessness during Melbourne’s lockdowns and helped connect people with support services andcommunity...

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