Funding for Public Housing Tenants to Find Employment

Ellen Sandell, State Member of Parliament for Melbourne, has called for the expansion of the $650,000 jobs program for residents of the Flemington public housing estate to be expanded to include Kensington, North Melbourne, and Carlton estates too. 

Her full speech is below.

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ELLEN: Carbon Capture a Con

Victorian Greens spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change, Ellen Sandell, has criticised Labor’s plan to store carbon dioxide beneath the seabed as a hollow attempt to prop up the coal industry.

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Fight for federation square continues

Today the Victorian Greens was the only party willing to stand up for Federation Square.

The motion aimed at keeping the Apple megastore out of Melbourne’s premier public space was defeated in the upper house, but the fight continues.

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Greens to disallow West Gate toll road planning scheme amendment

The Victorian Greens will support a disallowance motion to stop construction of the West Gate toll road.

The decision comes in response to extensive community opposition to the West Gate toll road, which modelling shows will create more traffic and fail to address the transport needs of Melbourne’s west.

Like the Liberals aborted East-West toll road, the West Gate toll road wasn’t taken to an election and vital information has been kept secret. 

Expert transport planners have urged the government to abandon the project, which will entrench Transurban’s control of Victoria’s road network and worsen congestion across the inner-city.

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Kidsafe's Summer Tips

The excellent people at Kidsafe Victoria have released a warning and some tips about how we can keep kids safe over summer.

Number one on the list: don't leave kids alone in cars!

You can see their full media release below:

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