On this page you will find media releases from the 3 Greens elected to state parliament in Victoria.
Federal releases for Victorian representatives can be found here.
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The Greens are continuing the call for a ban on live exports.
"The Greens and many others in the community have opposed the live export trade for years," Sue Pennicuik, Victorian Greens spokesperson for animal welfare said in support of the BAN LIVE EXPORT rally being held in Melbourne and other states across Australia, this Saturday 6 October.
The Australian Greens say Sportsbet ads on the juniors section of a local football club website highlight the need for tougher laws to limit the influence of gambling in sport. *
Greens Senate Candidate Janet Rice visited Ballarat today to hear from people directly affected by the inadequate level of Newstart Allowance and the recent cuts to single parents benefits.
She joined Ballarat Candidate Stephanie Hodgins-May outside the Centrelink office to push for restoration of the benefits that were cut by the Gillard Government and supported by the Coalition.
Ms Hartland’s Accident Compensation Legislation (Fair Protection for Firefighters) Bill 2011 will compensate firefighters who contract certain work-related diseases.
“Firefighters risk their health and life to protect the community, but are not protected themselves. It is almost impossible for firefighters to access WorkCover compensation and insurance if they get cancer from exposure to toxic chemicals and smoke on the job” said Colleen Hartland.
“This legislation will change this unacceptable situation and will ensure that firefighters are protected in the face of work-related illnesses.”
“This protection will no doubt be a welcome relief for firefighters and their families who know that the job comes with a high cancer risk”.
Victorian Greens Leader Greg Barber has described the East West Toll Road proposal as "a big secret" after Linking Melbourne Authority refused his Freedom of Information Request for route alignments.
"Will it go under your neighbourhood or dump traffic into it? You won't know until a decision's been made, because the 'route alignments' are a big secret," said Greg Barber.
Victorian Greens Health Spokesperson Colleen Hartland introduced legislation in parliament today that aims to ban smoking in outdoor dining areas and other crowded outdoor spaces in Victoria.
Greens MP and spokesperson on Education, Sue Pennicuik, said today that Labor's list of re-investments in TAFE are not enough to restore public our TAFE institutes to the centre of the VET system.
"Labor has at last announced what it plans to do in the face of the disaster confronting Victoria's public TAFE institutes", Ms Pennicuik said. "However, it makes no mention of undoing the market contestability that it put in place and that has been so catastrophic for TAFE."
This afternoon the Supreme Court ruled in favour of Victorian Greens Leader Greg Barber, rejecting the government's bid to summarily dismiss Barber v State of Victoria. Mr Barber is seeking a declaration that Parliament has the power to order the public release of documents prepared outside Cabinet and considered by Cabinet. "The case was triggered by the Baillieu government refusing to table a review into the operation of the myki ticketing system, which it commissioned in its first month in office," said Greg Barber.
Auditor General finds Port of Melbourne doesn't even measure whether key channel deepening objectives are being met
Greens MP and spokesperson on channel deepening, Sue Pennicuik MLC, said the Victorian Auditor General's report: Port of Melbourne Channel Deepening Project: Achievement of Objectives tabled in state parliament yesterday confirms many of the questions that critics have raised about channel deepening since its inception.