The Greens have forced a rethink of the government's plan to privatise public housing estates, supporting the revocation of a planning scheme amendment which would initiate the first sell-off of publicly owned land.
Greens housing spokesperson Ellen Sandell said the Greens won't support privatising publicly owned estates while the increases to public housing are so minimal.Read more
"The Greens have long supported the community's loud calls for Anglesea to close. Today's announcement is a huge win for the community and for the climate, but our dirtiest power station, Hazelwood must be next" said Greens Energy spokesperson Ellen Sandell.
This morning Ellen met with Tabotu Teklemariam and Omar Farah from the Australian African community, and spoke with them about employment opportunities and their experiences in applying for work in Australia.
Tabotu Teklemariam, is a Bachelor of Arts graduate who is about to start her Masters of Counselling. Tabotu majored in Indigenous Australian history, and has run leadership camps for young people as well as volunteered with African and Indigenous communities.
Tabotu spoke about her experiences of applying for work. She told Ellen that when applying for jobs she had submitted two identical applications, one with the name Tabotu Teklemariam and another with the name "Tabitha Miriam". On many occasions, only the CV with Tabitha Miriam received a call back. This is just one example of the difficulties that the African Australian community face when seeking employment. For too long, this issue has been ignored by the old parties. Ellen is seeking to amend the Premier's first Bill to to include employment of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in the payroll tax incentives contained within Labor’s Back to Work Act.
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Greens candidate for Melbourne has condemned Labor's environment policy.
"Four days before the election, at 5.10pm, we finally see Labor’s environment policy and it's a disgrace." said Ms Sandell.
"It will let loggers decide the future of our forests and will keep open our dirtiest coal power stations. It makes it clear that if Victorians want action on climate change and the environment we need Greens MPs in Parliament, pushing Labor and Liberal to get their heads' out of the sand."
"Daniel Andrews and the Labor party have let Victorians down with this sorry excuse for a policy." said Ms Sandell.
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Greens candidate Ellen Sandell says the Liberals preferencing against her shows the Greens are the real opposition to Napthine and Abbott this election.
"The Liberals desperately want Labor to hold inner-city seats because they won't put up a fight against Napthine and Abbott, won't build Doncaster Rail, won't stop the privatisation of TAFE and won't close down our dirtiest coal power stations. This announcement gives voters in Melbourne a clear choice: to do what Napthine wants to vote for the Liberal-endorsed candidate Jennifer Kanis, or vote for a strong Greens representative" said Ms Sandell
Melbourne Greens candidate for Melbourne Ellen Sandell and Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber today announced the Greens’ plan to return the future shape of Melbourne to residents.
Greens Candidate for the seat of Melbourne, Ellen Sandell is calling for young Victorians to enrol to the electoral role to take part in the State Election.
“93% of Victorians are enrolled to vote, which is above the national average. However, youth enrollment is 13% below the average - meaning 1 in 5 young people aren't enrolled. This could have a huge impact on the outcome of the election. Today Napthine has gone to visit Governor Alex Chernov, signalling that the countdown to the election is on. Now is the time for people to check their details and make sure they're heard at this election.”Read more