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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 forests, windfarms and more

October Update 2020

In this months newsletter, COVID-19 Infections and Healthcare WorkersThat candidate flyer that made Brunswick smileWhat’s happening with outdoor dining on Sydney Road? Parliamentary Inquiry into contact tracingReducing the public housing waiting listDjab Wurrung People and the Western HighwaySupporting a Green New Deal in VictoriaAnd more

Council Elections, School Safety, Gas, Federal Budget, Metre Matters and Local News

In this edition, Council elections School safety survey State Parliament update The problem with gas Federal Budget - New Jobs or public money for mates? Metre Matter Laws Local News

Protecting health workers from coronavirus

I’m very concerned that our health system hasn’t done as much as possible to protect staff. Hospitals in other countries have achieved low or zero rates of infection in staff and we need to learn from them.

Locked down with construction noise.

Imagine being a teacher, working from home, and just as you start talking a jackhammer starts up next door, loud enough to rattle the fillings in your teeth. Or try sleeping while giant pile drivers a few hundred metres away are bashing into the bedrock at 1 am and 3 am and all night until dawn.

Support available to your Local Brunswick Business

I know the next six weeks are going to be tough for local Brunswick businesses, and there’s a lot of information to sift through about the options available to you. My team and I put together a comprehensive list of local, state and federal government opportunities available to you if your business is struggling from the effects of the lockdown.

Help for those impacted by coronavirus

As coronavirus impacts our lives in ways we never imagined finding the right type of help can be daunting. We've put together a detailed list of services available for those impacted. If you're struggling, don't hesitate to reach out. If you're in a position to offer help, this is for you. 

Brunswick West returns to lockdown

Victoria now has more local transmission of coronavirus, than we had in March/April, when most cases were in travellers or their household contacts.

Sydney Road Survey Results Released

After almost a 12 month wait, and a clear attempt to bury them, the findings of the VicRoads survey on Sydney Rd have finally surfaced, thanks to a freedom of information request.

Cities around the world adapting to COVID-19

Cities around the world are adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic by creating more space for people and bikes and the Andrews State Government and the City of Moreland must do the same.

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