Greens step up campaign to protect 488 La Trobe Street from demolition

Ellen Sandell and the Greens have stepped up their campaign calling on Labor’s Planning Minister Richard Wynne to step in protect heritage building 488 Latrobe Street before it’s demolished by developers. Over 1200 people have signed a petition by local MP Ellen Sandell.

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Greens Force Rethink of Public Housing Privatisation

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.

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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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