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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.
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.
Greens call for early release of low risk prisoners in Victoria
The Victorian Greens have called on the Andrews Government to reduce overcrowding in prisons by granting an early release to low-risk prisoners, as a way to limit the risk of coronavirus transmission.
Victoria will undertake inquiry to 100% clean energy
Today the Victorian Parliament voted in support of a Greens inquiry that will look into how the state can phase out coal and transition to 100 per cent clean energy as soon as possible. 'We still get 70 per cent of our energy from old, dirty coal in Victoria and we need a plan to wean ourselves off these old, unhealthy energy sources.' The inquiry is due to commence next year and will explore the public and private investment needed to achieve 100 per cent clean energy, including in grid infrastructure, energy storage and alternatives to using gas. Victorian...
Tim Read MP, the Victorian Greens spokesperson on Justice, has welcomed the news that the Andrews Government will commit to introducing a spent convictions scheme. We tried to introduce a spent convictions bill back in 2017, and introducing spent convictions legislation was a key part of our justice platform during the 2018 state election. We have spent years lobbying the Government for a scheme alongside peak legal bodies such as the Law Institute of Victoria, Victoria Legal Aid, Liberty Victoria and the Woor-Dungin Criminal Record Discrimination Project. Victorian Greens spokesperson for justice, Dr Tim Read, said that spent convictions schemes...