The Victorian Greens will commit $240 million over four years to manage invasive plants and animals, as feral deer, foxes, goats, cats, rabbits, pigs and weeds threaten the state’s natural environment and farmland.
The plan includes the creation of a new Invasive Species Management Authority to coordinate an effective statewide approach targeting the worst invasive species, including $40 million to manage feral deer and $40 million for research into new and humane control methods.
The Greens will also end the use of recreational hunting as a key way to deal with invasive species, arguing it is ineffective, unsafe and often inhumane.Read more
Victoria's National Parks are under threat, Parks Victoria Board must change focus and hunting must be banned, say Greens.
The Victorian Greens will appoint a new Parks Victoria Board with more members having environmental, conservation or indigenous knowledge and expertise as part of a plan to better protect Victoria's most valuable natural assets.
The Greens would also reverse Labor's terrible decision to allow hunting in the Alpine National Park, end logging and create new national parks as well as increase funding to Parks Victoria.
The pledge is part of the Greens' Save our National Parks campaign. The Liberals cut funding for Parks Victoria in 2014 and the Andrews Labor Government has not restored funding to required levels, meaning our National Parks are overrun with weeds and invasive species, visitor centres are closed and staff morale is low.Read more
Today the Victorian Greens launched a policy to phase out gas in Victoria as part of a plan to power the state by 100 percent renewable energy by 2030.
Crucial to the plan is $1000 grants for homeowners and landlords to replace dirty polluting gas heaters with electric alternatives, capped at $22 million. This will ensure that when the transition to renewable energy happens, households will be ready.
Victoria must take action on climate change, and a phase out of all fossil fuels is the only way to do it effectively. Additionally, gas no longer makes economic sense. Household gas prices have risen by 180 percent and industrial prices by as much of 300 percent.Read more
The Holy Rosary Family Fun Day on Saturday 24 November 2018 is promising to be bigger and better than ever!
The Family Fun Day is being held at the Holy Rosary School Grounds at 37 Gower Street in Kensington and will run from 10am to 3pm.
It's election day too, so don't forget to vote and then get along to Holy Rosary for your democracy sausage.
Entry is free and there will be lots of entertainment for all the family.Read more
Government solar plan leaves renters and low-income people out in the cold, say Greens.
The Victorian Greens welcomed the Andrews Government $1.2 billion investment in rooftop solar for homeowners, closely resembling the Greens solar savers policy taken to the previous election, but note it does nothing to address power bills for those who need it most: renters and low-income households.
Today, spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change, Ellen Sandell, will unveil a costed plan to ensure renters and low income Victorians also benefit from the solar revolution.
The Greens will ensure solar is unlocked for all Victorians, not just those who can afford to own a house.Read more