Lost Dogs Home claims reinforce need for independent regulator

Greens animal welfare spokesperson Sue Pennicuik says allegations made about treatment of animals at the Lost Dogs Home reinforce the need for an independent regulatory body for animal welfare.

Case for Melbourne Airport train line continues to grow

The case for a train line to Melbourne Airport continues to grow as passenger movements reached record levels in October 2015. 

Greens transport spokesperson Samantha Dunn says the Government should start planning the construction of a train line to the airport.

Government needs to repeal baseline sentencing

Greens justice spokesperson Sue Pennicuik says the government should repeal baseline sentencing because it’s not needed and is unworkable.

“Judges of the Appeal Court have said the defect in the legislation is incurable,” Sue Pennicuik said.

VET funding overhaul needed

Greens TAFE and training spokesperson Sam Hibbins says that state and federal governments need to work together to overhaul the broken VET funding system.

Forest task force recommits to log native forests

Greens forests spokesperson Samantha Dunn says it’s disappointing that the forest industry task force has committed to continue to source timber from the critically endangered Leadbeater’s Possum habitat.

Public transport must be built in the public interest

The Greens have warned that farming out the build of Melbourne Metro Rail to the private sector isn't the best or cheapest way to build this public asset.

Same-sex adoption bill passes Victorian upper house, with religious exemptions

Greens MP Sue Pennicuik welcomed the passage of the law.


Fight for adoption equality will continue

The Victorian Greens will continue to fight for adoption equality after the Liberal Party voted to allow faith based adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples seeking to adopt.

Greens request Commissioner intervene in cage fight fiasco

Greens Families and Children spokesperson Nina Springle has written to the Commissioner for Children and Young People requesting he formally advise the parliament about the dangers of allowing children to spectate cage