Parliament Wrap-up: November 16th

Sarah sitting on a couch in front of a large window, working on her laptop. Outside the window are some trees and offices.

It was a particularly interesting week in Parliament this week – from young people speaking up about the urgent need to act on the climate crisis, to the Member for Richmond Gabrielle de Vietri being kicked out for supporting them, there was plenty going on.


MEDIA RELEASE – 16th November 2023 The Victorian Greens have called on the Victorian Labor Government to urgently address the dental health care deserts across regional Victoria. The Greens say these deserts have created a postcode lottery that sees kids in rural areas without access to dental health care disadvantaged from day one. Many smaller […]

Western Victorian Greens State MP call for extension for public submissions to the Federal Government’s Agriculture & Land Sector’s net zero plan 

MEDIA RELEASE – 13th November 2023 Last week the Federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) released a discussion paper on the National Agriculture and Land Sectoral Plan to reach net zero by 2050.  The Plan provides an opportunity to acknowledge that Australia’s agricultural sector is already feeling the effects of climate change, and […]

Struggling regions want action from Victorian Labor on cost of living: report

MEDIA RELEASE – 10th November 2023 A report released by the Victorian Greens has revealed struggling regional communities want state government action on low incomes, better access to healthcare, and affordable food and housing as ways to relieve growing cost-of-living pressures. Energy bills were confirmed as the most significant contributor to cost-of-living pressures for 49 […]

Parliamentary speech: Greens’ Rent Freeze Bill

If we don’t fight for renters and public housing at every step, the housing crisis will only get worse. That’s why the Greens put our rent freeze bill on the table today for debate in Parliament. This is an opportunity for Labor to actually help renters, by supporting our bill to make unlimited rent increases […]

Parliament wrap-up: October 19

Community safety and thriving waterways on the agenda at Parliament this week PARLIAMENT WRAP-UP: Always glad to get back to beautiful Geelong after our Parliament weeks but really proud of using every opportunity to bring up issues that matter to you and people in our region. Murray Darling: We won’t back down on the Murray […]

Food Systems in the South West | Panel event

What is the future of food in our changing climate and society? Join us at Common Ground Project as we unpack the existing food systems that produce and distribute our food and learn what possibilities are in store for the future. Contributing to the discussion will be leaders from the food system landscape in the […]

Happy Ride 2 Work Day!

Let’s support more climate-friendly transport in our regions We could be doing so much more in regional cities like Geelong, to make cycling a safe and viable alternative to driving. As someone who regularly bikes to work with my kids, safety is an issue I feel really passionate about and I know my constituents do […]

Parliament wrap-up: October 6

It’s weeks like these I’m so grateful there are Green MPs fighting hard for people and action on climate change. CLIMATE RESILIENCE INQUIRY: We’re no stranger to climate destruction here in Victoria, having lived through some of the most extreme weather events in history in the past decade. My heart goes out to the communities […]