Finally: A supervised injecting room in Richmond

Last week, legislation for a supervised injecting room in Richmond passed the Lower House. This was the result of a long campaign from the community. This reform will save lives. 

Unfortunately, the Government cut off debate in the Lower House before I had a chance to speak, but I wanted to share my thoughts on the issue:

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'Deeply disturbing' Ombudsman findings will be referred to Public Housing Inquiry, says Greens MP

The damning findings from today's Ombudsman's Report is yet another example of Labor's war on public housing tenants, and these issues must be referred to the Public Housing Inquiry that is currently before the Parliament's Legal and Social Issues Committee, says Ellen Sandell, Greens MP for Melbourne and housing spokesperson.

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North Melbourne Spring Fling

North Melbourne Spring Fling is this weekend! Come along and say g'day. Details below:

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Ellen Calls for Safety on Racecourse Rd

A number of local residents have approached me about safety on Racecourse Road, especially on the corner of Smithfield Road and also outside Newmarket Plaza. These pedestrian crossing are dangerous.

Last year, a man waiting for a tram outside Newmarket Plaza was killed after a car and ambulance collided on Racecourse Road, and it was a terrible tragedy for everybody involved.

Local residents are concerned that because of the dangerous design of these roads it will only be a matter of time before another tragedy occurs. We sorely need these crossings changed to protect pedestrians, cyclists and all motorists.

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Ellen Questions Toll Road Secrecy

Despite previously being critical of the Coalitions' secrecy surrounding the now-defeated East-West Toll Road, Labor are now refusing to release information vital information about their new toll road, the West Gate Tunnel.

Last week in Parliament, I asked the Premier what Labor have to hide:

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