Covid Elimination? What then?
Queues of people unable to afford food, stretched for hundreds of metres in Melbourne on Easter Sunday. And I’m getting emails from people who are behind on the rent and worried they're at risk of homelessness. State and federal governments, following health advice, have triggered a serious economic depression. The government...
Greens call for early release of low risk prisoners in Victoria
The Victorian Greens have called on the Andrews Government to reduce overcrowding in prisons by granting an early release to low-risk prisoners, as a way to limit the risk of coronavirus transmission.
Parliament during a state of emergency
Update 23 March: Things have changed a lot in the 3 days since this was written! As I rode to work on Wednesday, I bumped into a neighbour, a medical colleague, who queried why parliament hadn’t shut down, along with much of Australia? Within a couple of hours, we were...
Coronavirus and how you can help
I spent most of last week stuck at home with a cold. I was in a comfortable house stocked with food and supported by family. But I started to wonder how some others I know in Brunswick, who aren’t so fortunate, would cope.
Inside the halls and chambers of Spring St: March 6th
It’s been a big week in the Victorian Parliament. The Victorian Parliament voted YES to our Greens inquiry into how we can move Victoria to 100% renewable energy!Read on for the full story, our watch the latest instalment of Inside Spring St
Victoria will undertake inquiry to 100% clean energy
Today the Victorian Parliament voted in support of a Greens inquiry that will look into how the state can phase out coal and transition to 100 per cent clean energy as soon as possible. 'We still get 70 per cent of our energy from old, dirty coal in Victoria...
Tim Read MP, the Victorian Greens spokesperson on Justice, has welcomed the news that the Andrews Government will commit to introducing a spent convictions scheme. We tried to introduce a spent convictions bill back in 2017, and introducing spent convictions legislation was a key part of our justice platform during...