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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.

Newsletter - March

We’re into our third week of parliament for 2022, so it’s time I updated you on what’s happening both in the Brunswick district and in parliament. There has been plenty happening! 

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    

The New Pandemic Powers

There has been a lot of misinformation about this Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021. So what does it really do?

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.

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