Parliament Wrap-up: November 16th

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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.

🔥 On Wednesday, the public gallery was packed to witness the debate against Labor’s coal-to-hydrogen project, which would extend the life of dirty brown coal in Victoria by converting brown coal to hydrogen for export to Japan. Labor didn’t even show up to debate this unnecessary and polluting project.

🥫 I asked the government to ensure our regional communities receive sustainable funding for food relief services in next year’s budget to ensure they can continue to provide essential services to vulnerable communities

🪥 I urged the Labor Government to address the dental deserts across the state, and ensure all school students, regardless of postcode, have equal access to Government preventative and treatment programs, including water fluoridation and Smile Squad

🌊 Again, I asked the Minister for Water about the Murray Darling Basin and why they continue to use the socioeconomic neutrality test despite mounting evidence that it is completely flawed (even the Commonwealth looks set to discard it!)

There is only one week in Parliament left for the year, and still plenty of work to be done!

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