More gas not needed

The Victorian Greens have called on the the Andrews Labor Government to transition Victoria away from polluting, expensive
gas, as reports today show wind and solar projects will soon have the capacity to power more than 2.9 million homes.

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State Netball and Hockey Centre Consultation

The State Government recently announced $64.6m to redevelop the State Netball and Hockey Centre, with a particular focus on women's sport.

This Saturday, you'll have the chance to ask questions and have your say about the redevelopment.

Project team members from various stakeholders (Netball Victoria, Hockey Victoria, Development Victoria, Sport and Rec Victoria and more) will be in attendance to answer questions from the public and seek input of the design.

Details below:

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Our State. Not For Sale.

Today, the Greens launched our new campaign: Our State. Not For Sale.

Privatisation has failed Victorians. We won't stand for our state being sold off for corporate profits any longer. Learn more about the campaign and take action at state4sale.org.

Here's my full speech from the campaign launch:

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ELLEN: Save Our Snow Season

The Victorian Greens are appealing to the Andrews Government to recognise the link between fossil fuels and climate change, and take urgent measures to protect the state's environment.

Reports today state Victoria's snow season will be a thing of the past in our lifetime, bushfires will be more common, and rare plants and animals will be put under even more stress or lost all together.

Just this year, the Andrews Government has committed to several projects that will extract more fossil fuels from the ground, accelerating climate change. These include giving the greenlight for more gas exploration and a hairbrain skeme to convert brown coal into hydrogen.

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Budget-Reply: Our Vision for Victoria

Yesterday, I gave my budget-reply speech, outlining the Greens' alternative vision for Victoria. Here it is, in full:

Today I rise to give the Greens' budget reply speech for 2018. The Victorian budget is about much more than just a set of numbers. A budget, especially in an election year, shows us exactly where the government's priorities lie.

The government may tell us what they care about, but it is not until we see money in the budget that we know for sure. In short, it is about governments putting their money where their mouth is.

So what does this 2018 budget say about the Andrews Labor government's priorities?

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