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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!    

Newsletter - July

In this month’s newsletter, Gas Drilling near the Twelve Apostles Marine National Park Raising the age of criminal responsibility Crown expected to lose their gambling licence Extra Midwives after successful Greens-led campaign New National Parks but first, logging! Art Ride Brunswick’s first-ever separated bike lanes.

ART RIDE

To promote bike riding and support local artists, the office of Tim Read MP, organised a local art tour - by bike! 

Good news on a bad news day - May Newsletter

I’m sure you’ve heard the disappointing news that our lockdown is being extended. If you have any questions I’ll do my best to answer them. Contact me here.  I’ve tried to make this update a brief one as I’m sure you already have enough on your mind.

Brunswick for Bikes Art Trail - Submissions Now Open

Call for Submissions – Brunswick for Bikes Art Trail

Vaccine Roll-Out Pause A Bump But Not A Disaster

You’ve probably heard that the Federal Government are no longer recommending the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for people aged under 50 years. Their language is a little less explicit, but that’s what they mean. Given two of Australia’s vaccine choices have suffered unforeseen setbacks (University of Queensland’s vaccine was the other), I won’t be joining the chorus of those blaming the Federal Government. There are plenty of other good reasons to get mad at them. And here’s why.

Brunswick Bulletin: March

In this month’s newsletter, State Parliament When is a child too young to be charged with a crime? Good and bad climate news. EV Tax Introduced Spent Convictions Becomes Law Other News March4Justice The end of rental protections - survey Local News Ride2SchoolDay, Bicycle Network and Brunswick East Primary Nicholson St - 8 crashes too many Local Events

Victorian Government COVID Restrictions

As of 6pm on Friday, 26th of March, the Victorian government relaxed a number of coronavirus restrictions, including reduced mask wearing and an easing of capacity limits in both homes and venues. Below is a summary of these new rules. For up-to-date information, check the DHHS website.

Brunswick Newsletter Feb 2021

A lot has happened since I was last in touch. We’ve had Christmas, summer holidays and to everyone's horror another lockdown. There’s a lot here so feel free to jump to whatever interests you most.

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 can, and here's why. 

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