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.
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"
November 2020 Update
In this weeks newsletter A budget worth waiting for The Big Housing build and why community housing isn’t public housing Why the Electric Vehicle Tax is terrible policy Australian Institute for Infectious Disease fantastic, but it’s no CDC Upper House Voting Reforms Morelands New Councilors Speaking up for our native...