Andrews betraying renewables by backing NEG and Turnbull's coal huggers

Andrews betraying renewables by backing NEG and Turnbull’s coal-huggers: Greens

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP and Victorian Greens climate and energy spokesperson Ellen Sandell MP today said that Daniel Andrews has betrayed renewables by backing in the NEG at COAG on Friday.

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Greens call out Labor on dodgy toll road deal

The Greens have condemned Labor’s decision to approve the West Gate Tunnel amid extensive evidence that the toll road will create more traffic problems for Melbourne, and entrench car use across the city.

The Andrews Government’s own experts reported in the Environmental Effects Statement that the road would not solve traffic congestion, and would funnel thousands more cars into inner Melbourne each day.

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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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