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Government backdown on Omnibus Bill welcome

The Victorian Greens welcome the significant changes proposed by the Government to the controversial elements of its Omnibus Bill. It has finally listened to our concerns and those of the community.

Electoral Matters Committee Continues To Fail Victorians By Delaying Voting Reform

The Electoral Matters Committee has let down Victorian voters by failing to address upper house voting reform in its recently tabled report on the 2018 state election.

Health Minister Must Guarantee Compensation For Health Workers

Dr Tim Read, the Victorian Greens Spokesperson for Health, has today renewed his calls on the state government to ensure health workers are protected by workers compensation during the COVID-19 crisis.

Aboriginal Victorians now more than 16 times more likely to be imprisoned than the general population

Aboriginal people in Victoria are now imprisoned at a rate of more than 16 times the general population according to recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Greens Call on Attorney-General to Support Raising the Age

The Victorian Greens have written to Jill Hennessy urging her to support raising the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 when the Council of Attorneys-General meets next week.

Positive COVID-19 Case at Metropolitan Remand Centre Highlights Need To Release Low-Risk Prisoners

The Victorian Greens have called on the Andrews Government to immediately release low-risk prisoners following news of a positive COVID-19 case at the Metropolitan Remand Centre.  

Health Minister Must Ignore Beverage Industry and Vote for Stronger Label

The Victorian Greens have called on Health Minister Jenny Mikakos to support strong health warning labels on alcohol products to prevent their consumption during pregnancy.

Victoria needs new bail laws to end the over imprisonment of First Nations people

The Victorian Greens have called on the state government to urgently introduce new bail laws to help reduce the number of First Nations people being held in custody.

Victoria only state without metre matter laws

Metre Matter laws are critical during covid-19, and yet Victoria is the only hold-out state. 

Without parliament, Victoria's Covid-19 response will become government by decree

The Andrews Government is seeking sweeping powers under its omnibus bill, making it imperative for parliament to continue sitting beyond this week.

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