Good news on a bad news day - May Newsletter
I’m sure you’ve heard the disappointing news that our lockdown is being extended. If you have any questions I’ll do my best to answer them. Contact me here. I’ve tried to make this update a brief one as I’m sure you already have enough on your mind.
Injecting Rooms Save Lives
I would like to start by commending the government for deciding to build a second supervised injecting room in Melbourne, this time in the CBD. This matter of public importance goes into some detail about perceived problems around the site of the supervised injecting room.
Greens Second-Read Raise The Age Bill One Year After Global BLM Protests
The Victorian Greens will second-read their ‘raise the age’ bill in Parliament today, which would raise the age of criminal responsibility in Victoria from 10 to 14.
Gambling Regulation Amendment (wagering And Betting Tax) Bill 2021
The Gambling Regulation Amendment (wagering And Betting Tax) bill is a handout to the racing industry, an increase in a wagering and betting tax that will go straight to the coffers of our wealthy horse and greyhound racing codes.
Non-Emergency Patient Transport Amendment Bill 2021
The Non-Emergency Patient Transport Amendment Bill 2021 amends the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Act 2003 to provide for the licensing and regulation of commercial first aid services, to further provide for the licensing and regulation of non-emergency patient transport services, to abolish the accreditation scheme for licence holders who operate stand-by...
Zero and Low Emission Vehicle Distance-based Charge Bill 2021
Uniquely in the world, Victoria proposes a tax on the only cars that have zero emissions. Putting a tax on these is a bit like putting a tax on some other clean technology very early in its evolution.