Your chance to be part of democracy in action in Melbourne.
Are you passionate about social justice? The environment? Local community issues? Workers' rights? Looking to be part of the solution? Here’s your opportunity to gain first-hand experience volunteering with Melbourne's Lower House Federal and State representatives and make an impact.
Adam Bandt MP and Ellen Sandell MLA are looking for volunteers to join their teams in Melbourne in 2018.
The volunteer training program is an opportunity to develop your skills and contribute to the community.
We know skills can be built quickly. Initiative and a thirst for knowledge are the most important qualities we are looking for.Read more
Recently, more than a thousand Melburnians copied me in to their submission to the Australian Standards and Guidelines (Poultry) Review. It was fantastic to see so many people calling for our government to ban battery cages and cruelty to chickens.
I was more than happy to support this call, and wrote to the Minister for Agriculture asking her to ban battery cages and clarify 'free-range' in law. Here's a copy of my letter:Read more
Victorian Greens spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change, Ellen Sandell has criticised the state and federal governments for spending $50 million a piece to prop up the dying coal industry.
Today the Andrews and Turnbull Government agreed to each spend $50 million of public money to use more brown coal in the Latrobe Valley in a coal-to-hydrogen project.
Quotes attributable to Ellen Sandell:Read more
The Victorian Greens are calling on Labor to learn from past mistakes and stop outsourcing key government functions in their submission for the 2018-2019 Victorian Budget.
Earlier this year, the Premier agreed that Victorians were worse off after the state's electricity network was privatised. Now is the time to act on that realisation and stop privatisation spreading through key areas of government responsibility.
Among the measures proposed by the Greens are:Read more
Greens State MP for Melbourne, Ellen Sandell, calls for government to assess the viability of the Yarra Pools concept.
Local community members have put forward a proposal for a not-for-profit pool or series of pools on the Yarra River, within easy reach of the city.
Ellen has written to the Ministers for Planning, Environment, Water, and Sport, calling on them to develop a business case for Yarra Pools, due to potential benefits in health and fitness, community-building, and education.Read more