Justice Legislation Amendment (system Enhancements And Other Matters) Bill 2021
"The justice system and the courts have been among the areas hardest hit by the pandemic. The last I heard, over 150 000 cases were adjourned or delayed"
Public Health And Wellbeing Amendment (state Of Emergency Extension) Bill 2021
"The state-of-emergency powers enable mandatory quarantine, isolation and the lockdown restrictions with which we are all too familiar. These measures have controlled, more or less, the spread of the coronavirus responsible for COVID within Australia"
Spent Convictions Bill 2020
Victoria has waited too long to legislate a spent convictions scheme. Now we have finally decided to act, it is vital that we adopt the most effective system, especially when the data show the prison system is increasingly failing to rehabilitate troubled kids.
Climate Change - Grievance Debate
Australia must cut emissions by at least 74 per cent by 2030 and reach zero by 2035 just to stand a chance of limiting global heating to 1.5 degrees.
Summary Offences Amendment (Decriminalisation Of Public Drunkenness) Bill 2020
When something happens that should have happened 30 years ago, something that has finally occurred only as a result of avoidable deaths and suffering, it is not exactly time for celebration
Why We Should All Have A COVID Vaccine
Author's note: this was written on 15 January and more up to date information is expected soon.There are concerns that the Astra-Zeneca (AZ) vaccine may not be able to prevent local transmission of coronavirus. But it will save many lives, and we all should have it as soon as we...
Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Quarantine Fees) Bill 2020
"Despite the now well understood risks associated with hotel quarantine, we agree with the need to resume hotel quarantine in Victoria and we agree that the fees should be similar to New South Wales, to prevent jurisdiction hopping. We do, however, have some concerns"