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Integrity and Oversight Committee

"Accountability matters and we cannot continue to disregard or undermine the institutions established to protect us against corruption, either directly through political denial and obstruction, or indirectly through underfunding integrity agencies."

Drugs, Poisons And Controlled Substances Amendment Bill 20200310

"The Greens enthusiastically support the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment Bill 2020. It is a bill to reduce harm in the community, and it also sends a message of care rather than the message of deterrence that is inherent in prohibitionist measures."

Public Health And Wellbeing Amendment (state Of Emergency Extension) Bill 2020

"We recognise the ongoing need for the chief health officer to have public health powers to control coronavirus transmission during the remainder of this year. And recognising that, the Greens determined to support the state of emergency extension bill if the government would address issues that have concerned many Victorians about how some of these powers have been enforced."

Royal Commission Into Victoria’s Mental Health System

"The promised state funding for mental health services is essential and it is welcome. It will make a difference to people’s lives right across the state. But let us not stop there. 

Justice Legislation Amendment (system Enhancements And Other Matters) Bill 2021

"The justice system and the courts have been among the areas hardest hit by the pandemic. The last I heard, over 150 000 cases were adjourned or delayed"

Public Health And Wellbeing Amendment (state Of Emergency Extension) Bill 2021

"The state-of-emergency powers enable mandatory quarantine, isolation and the lockdown restrictions with which we are all too familiar. These measures have controlled, more or less, the spread of the coronavirus responsible for COVID within Australia"

Spent Convictions Bill 2020

Victoria has waited too long to legislate a spent convictions scheme. Now we have finally decided to act, it is vital that we adopt the most effective system, especially when the data show the prison system is increasingly failing to rehabilitate troubled kids.

Climate Change - Grievance Debate

Australia must cut emissions by at least 74 per cent by 2030 and reach zero by 2035 just to stand a chance of limiting global heating to 1.5 degrees.

Summary Offences Amendment (Decriminalisation Of Public Drunkenness) Bill 2020

When something happens that should have happened 30 years ago, something that has finally occurred only as a result of avoidable deaths and suffering, it is not exactly time for celebration

Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Quarantine Fees) Bill 2020

"Despite the now well understood risks associated with hotel quarantine, we agree with the need to resume hotel quarantine in Victoria and we agree that the fees should be similar to New South Wales, to prevent jurisdiction hopping. We do, however, have some concerns"

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