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Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt has welcomed a Federal Government decision to withdraw $100 million in funding to the proposed HRL coal fired power station in the La Trobe Valley.
Greens MLC Colleen Hartland will introduce a new law to compensate firefighters for work-related cancers and has called for all MPs to work together across party lines to see the legislation through Victorian Parliament.
"Firefighters don't ask who you vote for when they put their lives and health at risk for the sake of the community. We should work together for them."
Researcher Renée Otmar has been endorsed by the Greens’ Geelong Branch to stand for the ward of Brownbill in this year’s council elections.
THE Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation recently approved an application to operate 40 new gaming machines at the Fyansford Hotel.
This decision came despite a string of objections from local residents and opposition by the City of Greater Geelong Council, on the grounds that it would have a negative impact on the local community.
Greens MLC Colleen Hartland says any plans to toll the Westgate Bridge would lead to even more trucks in residential streets in Yarraville and Footscray and financial hardship in the newer suburbs.
"Toll the trucks that use the freeway? Premier, you're not helping," said Colleen Hartland.
"The reason trucks take the rat-run through Yarraville and Footscray is that that the direct road from the Port to the freeway is tolled. Another toll will will make residential streets even more attractive to trucks."
"If you want to make roads less congested, buy a freight train. Each train takes 110 trucks off the road."
"Give the new suburbs decent public transport and they'll gladly use it to avoid traffic jams."
"The whole idea of tolling old roads to build new ones is chaos instead of planning."
For comment: Colleen Hartland -9689 6373