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Greens MP Colleen Hartland says a failure by the Baillieu Government to release a report into Woollen Mills is avoiding scrutiny and creating uncertainty.
"My Freedom of Information request is now a whole month overdue" said Colleen Hartland. "It appears that the Baillieu Government is either unable to meet their obligations or they are hiding something."
Greens MLC Colleen Hartland says the Victorian government's failure to allow a parliament committee investigate compensation for people who were abused when they were wards of the state is disappointing, following the defeat of a Greens motion today.
"They don't want an inquiry because they are afraid it will recommend that compensation is fair and reasonable for people who are disadvantaged by the torture they endured at the state's hands."
The Ballarat Greens say that Ballarat City Council is trying to push through their $40million redevelopment plans quickly because they know that the campaign against this proposal is rapidly gaining momentum. Ballarat City Council released a media release late on Friday to signal their application for the planning permit.
Greens MLC Colleen Hartland says the government should ask public hospitals to consider environmental performance, following last night's Auditor-General's report on health procurement practices.
"Victoria's public health services use the same amount of energy as more than 60,000 households. They are responsible for half the State Government’s carbon emissions, half its energy use and half its water use. On top of all that, 60% of their ecological and carbon footprint comes from consumables."
A Greens amendment to avoid conflict of interest by new Liquor and Gambling Commissioners was rejected by the Baillieu government in Victorian parliament today,
"Alcohol and gambling have always been sensitive to influence peddling and corruption. If the government wants to combine the regulation of those industries into one commission and take VCAT out of the equation it should have strong probity guidelines, and public transparency on any conflict of interest," said Victorian Greens gambling spokesperson Colleen Hartland MLC.
The Victorian Greens welcome World Teachers' Day which is celebrated in over 100 countries and in Australia on Friday 28 October 2011.
Speaking on the eve of World Teachers’ Day, Greens Education spokesperson, Sue Pennicuik MLC, a former secondary school teacher, pays tribute and acknowledges teachers for their dedication to the demanding and varied job they do.
“Teachers are the backbone of the education system and make a valuable and important contribution through their teaching role in schools and to the wider community,” Ms Pennicuik said.
Victorian Greens Justice and Police spokesperson Sue Pennicuik MLC said today’s Office of Police Integrity report "Crossing the Line" shows a litany of events involving government employees, MPs and police force members that cross the line of independence of government from the police.
"The events detailed in the report came about because of a basic conflict of interest caused by seconding a serving police officer as a ministerial adviser, answerable to the Minister's staff," Ms Pennicuik said. "In this instance, the conflict was compounded by the person being an unsuccessful Liberal candidate at the last state election."
The Ballarat Greens have welcomed widespread community opposition to a $40 million Council proposal to demolish Civic Hall and build new office space for themselves. They say the City of Ballarat is misleading the community.