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PARLIAMENT

Victorian renters need cooling & insulation added to minimum rental standards

On 25 January 2022, I wrote a letter to the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation asking the Government to introduce cooling and proper insulation to the mandatory requirements for rental properties.  

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Improve family violence support services to culturally diverse communities

Tragically, last week, we lost another woman and child from our community to a horrific act of family violence.

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Equal Opportunity (Religious Exceptions) Amendment Bill 2021

I am really pleased to speak in support of the Equal Opportunity (Religious Exceptions) Amendment Bill 2021. I want to start by acknowledging the work of the many organisations who have contributed to the changes in this bill, including the Victorian Pride Lobby, Equality Australia, Minus18 and Thorne Harbour Health....

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Adjournment: Inquiry into the rise of far-right extremism in Victoria

My adjournment matter tonight is for the Leader of the Government in this house, and the action I seek is for the Leader of the Government to write to the Legal and Social Issues Committee requesting that the committee undertake an inquiry into the rise of far-right extremism in Victoria...

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Circular Economy (Waste Reduction and Recycling) Bill 2021

It is with great pleasure that I rise to speak in support of the Circular Economy (Waste Reduction and Recycling) Bill 2021. This bill is what happens when you have Greens in Parliament. We have been campaigning for years for better waste solutions in Victoria and pushing the government to...

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Casino and Gambling Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

I welcome the opportunity to speak to this bill today, but I have to say that it is a bit strange to be on my feet in this place actually agreeing with the approach the government has taken on Crown Casino. I rise to speak in support of the Casino...

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Inquiry into Ecosystem Decline in Victoria report

I too rise to speak to this really fantastic report, a report from the Environment and Planning Committee into biodiversity loss and the extinction crisis that our state faces. I want to thank firstly the committee and the secretariat for all their incredible work, particularly Michael, Alice, Sam, Cat and...

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Constituency question: Bell Street crossing

My question today is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. Bell Street is a major road crossing east–west across the mid-northern suburbs of Melbourne. It has over 47 000 vehicles passing along it daily on average, making it one of Melbourne’s busiest roads. It is also home to Coburg High...

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Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Bill 2021

The Greens are very happy to see the Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Bill 2021 making its way through the Parliament. These last few years have been a hard slog for the many people struggling with mental illness. Before the pandemic complicated things our mental health system...

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Windfall Gains Tax and State Taxation and Other Acts Further Amendment Bill 2021

I rise to speak on the Windfall Gains Tax and State Taxation and Other Acts Further Amendment Bill 2021, a bill that is making a number of changes to taxation legislation. I would like to focus my contribution on two elements of this bill in particular: firstly, the introduction of...

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