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...
100% Renewable Inquiry, Casey Council and dodgy political donations and more
So what happened in parliament this week? Read below or watch this week's episode of Inside Spring Street. Post by TimReadGreens.
Getting dodgy money out of Victorian politics
Last week donations to political parties appeared on the AEC website. Before the last state election, the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) gave $761,000 to Labor $371,000 thousand dollars to the Liberal and National parties to buy influence. And in the local government elections later this year, they could do it...