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Messages of thanks for those in iso

Right now, hundreds of people and families connected to North Melbourne Primary School are in isolation. They are quarantined in their homes for 14 days, to keep the rest of us safe from COVID-19 and the new ‘Delta’ variant. This isn’t easy, but knowing that the community appreciates their sacrifice...

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Melbourne needs more investment in maternity care

Right now, maternity services in Melbourne are being stretched to breaking point. Short-staffing and under-resourcing mean women are giving birth in emergency rooms, being sent home earlier than planned, and midwives are regularly working double shifts and being stretched beyond their limit. Maternity and post-natal beds are in short supply,...

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DO YOU LIVE IN THE CBD? I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!  This COVID-19 pandemic has hit us all hard, but for those who spend our lives in the inner city, it's really changed things dramatically. Before the pandemic, inner-city Melbourne was the bustling, busy, vibrant heart of our state....

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What matters most to you? As your local MP in State Parliament, I’m focused on tackling the big issues facing us, such as climate change and homelessness, as well as local issues like the future of schools and transport in our inner suburbs. I want to represent your interests, so...

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Welcome to my online local newsletter. I don’t often send out newsletters (I like to save the paper!), but I do think it’s important for local MPs to let the community know what they’re working on. So here’s a digital version of what I’ve been up to recently: Campaigning to...

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STOP THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE TAX While governments around the world are lowering the cost of electric vehicles, the Victorian Labor Government wants to make them even more expensive with a new tax. This tax has been called the ‘worst electric vehicle policy in the world’ by industry and environmental advocates,...

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STANDING UP FOR PUBLIC HOUSING Last year during the pandemic, nine public housing towers in Flemington and North Melbourne were placed into a ‘hard lockdown’. These were the harshest restrictions imposed anywhere in Victoria.  Throughout this time, my office helped many people to access urgent needs, like food, medication and...

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COMMUNITY WINS FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE-DESTROYING GAS PROJECT Since 2018, I’ve worked with the local community to oppose AGL’s plan for a huge, polluting gas import terminal in Westernport Bay on the Mornington Peninsula. I’ve asked questions in Parliament, put pressure on Ministers, generated media interest, joined community protests and contributed...

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Supporting our local COVID-19 recovery

Throughout the pandemic, the Greens MPs and I have always supported a health-led approach to the pandemic. All along, we supported the Premier’s and Chief Health Officer’s actions to keep Victorians safe. However, we also haven't shied away from advocating to improve decisions where there were mistakes or extra needs...

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What we achieved together in 2020

It’s been a rollercoaster of a year which none of us could have ever imagined. And although as a community we faced immense challenges, I am so proud of some huge achievements that never would have been possible without your support. This year we have proven that by having Greens...

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