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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...