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Covid Elimination? What then?
Queues of people unable to afford food, stretched for hundreds of metres in Melbourne on Easter Sunday. And I’m getting emails from people who are behind on the rent and worried they're at risk of homelessness. State and federal governments, following health advice, have triggered a serious economic depression. The government decisions that caused this have wide support, but the toughest decisions lie ahead. And these decisions should be made publicly, not behind closed doors.
100% Renewable Inquiry, Casey Council and dodgy political donations and more
So what happened in parliament this week? Read below or watch this week's episode of Inside Spring Street. Post by TimReadGreens.
Ten stand-out moments from 2019
As 2019 comes to a close I want to thank you for your support over my first year as your MP and celebrate some of our achievements. ‘It’s been a big year, with some big wins on the board. And we couldn’t have done it without you.’ For everyone who came to a rally, signed a petition, or raised awareness of an issue via social media – thank you! Together we have made a difference. Here are ten stand-out moments from 2019 that we can all be proud of: 1. Starting a recycling revolution Victoria’s recycling system was sent into...
Extinction Inquiry success and Premier Andrews backing police brutality
Here’s a video rundown of everything that happened in Spring St this week. Read on for more. Post by TimReadGreens. We put extinction firmly on the Parliament’s agenda With help from environment organisations and supporters, and hard work by MPs and staff, we put pressure on Labor and the cross-bench to support our proposed extinction inquiry, and on Wednesday we won. The inquiry will run over the next six months or so, and will mean parliament hears from the experts on the problems (like logging) and the solutions. It will help us keep the pressure on the government and the...
A flying koala
On Sunday I was invited to tour forests near Toolangi, northeast of Melbourne to witness firsthand the destruction that VicForests, a state-operated logging company is reaping on Victoria’s Native Forests. During my visit, I learned a great deal about the Greater Glider, essentially a flying koala that floats along a forest highway living on gum leaves. Many Victorians are unaware that forests in our own backyard are being logged on an industrial scale. For the glider, logging is a death sentence. When their passage through the trees is disturbed, greater gliders starve to death. Gum leaves are not nutritious and...