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Brunswick East Entertanment Festival - Members Statement

Brunswick East Entertainment Festival—four women in fluoro wigs and hot pink dancing on their lawn to 1980s disco classics.

Sydney Road Upgrade - Adjournment

Sydney Road needs to be urgently rebuilt and revitalised to attract more shoppers and walkers and to make it safer for bike riders as restrictions are eased.

Covid-19 Omnibus (emergency Measures) And Other Acts Amendment Bill 2020

The government has amended the bill, removing the detention powers entirely, limiting the powers of police and tightening the definition of who can become an authorised officer. These amendments are welcomed by the Greens 

Questions Without Notice - Healthcare Workers and COVID-19

Hospitals in some parts of the world, often those places with past experiences of SARS, have achieved low or zero rates of health worker infections. Given the substantial risk of another increase in incidence, what do Victorian hospitals plan to do differently to protect their staff from infection?

Police And Emergency Legislation Amendment Bill 2020

We should by now all be painfully aware in Victoria that allocating jobs to people who do not have the required levels of skill, training and oversight may seem convenient in the short term but ultimately causes more trouble than it solves, and that is why the Greens will be opposing this bill.

COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2020

We will amend the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2020, so police, PSOs, security guards are not given power to decide who gets detained under health emergency powers.

Matters of public importance COVID-19

 'As probably one of the few members with training in infectious diseases epidemiology I find that I am actually less certain about most of this than just about everybody else in this chamber.'

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

The Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (State of Emergency Extension and Other Matters) Bill 2020 extends the total time for which a state of emergency can remain in force by another six months for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Native Forest Logging - Members statement

This year we lost more forest than ever to fire, but our native forests continue to take a beating. While the fires were burning log trucks rumbled out of Kinglake, the Rubicon Valley and the Central Highlands laden with native trees. If trees were not ablaze, they were being logged.

Parliament during a state of emergency

Update 23 March: Things have changed a lot in the 3 days since this was written! As I rode to work on Wednesday, I bumped into a neighbour, a medical colleague, who queried why parliament hadn’t shut down, along with much of Australia? Within a couple of hours, we were debating exactly that in the lower house. Our state government, like every government in history, is capable of over-reach when they, and everyone else, are distracted by a crisis. So parliament must subject the Andrews government to careful scrutiny, and push back if they go too far.

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