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Everyone should have access to a good education at a great local school.

Since I was elected in 2014 I have been successful in helping secure State Government funding for many of our local schools.

Wins for local schools include:

  • $7.3 million for upgrades to Kensington Primary School.
  • A new Docklands Primary School, which opened in 2021.
  • A new second campus for North Melbourne Primary School, to open in 2023.
  • $900,000 for traffic safety upgrades around Docklands Primary School, and we’re fighting for more.
  • $300,000 in urgent repairs at Carlton North Primary School, and we’re working on more funding for important upgrades and maintenance.

Ellen celebrating a huge funding win with staff at Kensington Primary School.

I'm fighting for:

  • More funding for urgent maintenance needs at Carlton North Primary School.
  • More schools in the new Arden development.
  • More public high schools for the inner city.
  • Raising public school funding in Victoria, which has the lowest rate of public school funding of any state in Australia.
  • Mental health professionals and psychologists in schools to help kids recover from the pandemic.
  • A traffic management plan and further safety upgrades to roads around Docklands Primary school, including fixing the Footscray Rd/Docklands Drive intersection.
  • Actually making public school free by abolishing extra fees for parents.

Find out more about the Greens' plan for public schools and education here.



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Here's what we achieved together in 2021

As the year comes to an end I want to reflect on some of the great wins that we’ve achieved together. 


Free the Park Hotel prisoners

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COLOUR IT: What are you most looking forward to when Melbourne re-opens?

We have all worked so hard and sacrificed so much to keep our community safe during this pandemic. Now it's time to re-open and revitalise our incredible city! Young people of Melbourne - what are you most looking forward to doing? 


MEDIA RELEASE: Greens fear Government is setting new 'Arden' precinct up to fail

The Victorian Government today released the final Arden Structure Plan, for a new precinct in inner city Melbourne that the State Government says will be home to 15,000 residents and 34,000 employees by 2050.