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The government should go further and faster on COVID
If something terrible happens on Friday night and you call an ambulance, how long will it take to arrive? That’s not normally a concern for those of us living in the inner city, but this year ambulances have too often been unable to get to serious emergencies on time. We all know why.
Protecting Forest Activists
Recently in parliament I made a speech denouncing the government's concerning new anti-forest protest bill. This bill will give authorities new, broad search and seizure powers, and discretion to restrict free movement in our forests based merely on suspicion that someone may commit an offence in the future. Plus, peaceful forest defenders will now face enormous $21,000 fines and 1 year jail sentences. The Greens utterly oppose this bill. It's a real shocker, and the government knows it – just listen to the minister heckling me.Watch my full speech:
Brunswick Survey Response: Fixing Victoria's Healthcare System
In a year with federal and state elections and with a big increase in healthcare spending, we should talk about how we could improve our health system, so it’s not always struggling to cope. That’s why I asked people in my electorate to tell me about their personal experiences with the health system and what they'd like to see improved.
Why isn’t it fixed yet?
Making Sydney Road a more inviting place to ride a bike would improve north-south trips for people who already ride, and hopefully encourage more people to travel by bike. I was recently asked about the work I’ve done on Sydney Rd, and where this issue was up to. This is my response.
Fixing Victoria's healthcare system
The pandemic showed us the cracks in our healthcare system. During January the health crisis dominated the news, with daily reports of a hospital system barely able to cope with an influx of people struggling to breathe as COVID attacked their lungs. No part of our health system was spared as staff shortages worsened and the virus raced through the community. As the number of COVID hospital patients declines and the sense of crisis eases, we should take this opportunity to think about how we could improve our health system, so it’s not always struggling to cope. That’s why I’ve...
Brunswick Newsletter - December
Here's our December edition of the Brunswick newsletter. What an eventful couple of months it has been! Here's what you'll find in this issue: Scale it Down campaign update My recent interview with Brunswick Voice Moreland city to be renamed Update on our efforts to stop gas drilling at the Twelve Apostles Getting Brunswick Baths off gas Good news from Parliament
Newsletter - September
In this month's newsletter, Reopening classrooms - what do we know about covid spread in schools? Bail reform - bringing down Victoria’s booming prison population Gas drilling at the Apostles - what we need to do to stop it LGBT win! The end of discrimation in religious schools and organisations Affordable housing - Brunswick carpark to be converted Scale it Down - protecting Brunswick’s parks from oversize developments Merri Creek mural - chip in to brighten up the bike path!