The Labor State Government’s approval of AFL’s ticket allocation for the Grand Final has meant thousands of Western Bulldogs members will miss out on attending their club’s first Grand Final in over 50 years.

Labor must rule out a plebiscite once and for all
The Greens have called on Labor to immediately and completely rule out supporting a harmful and divisive equal marriage plebiscite.
“Time and time again, we’ve heard Labor MPs declare their opposition to a plebiscite on marriage equality ,” said the Australian Greens LGBTIQ spokesperson Senator Janet Rice.

Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber says new PTV data shows train overcrowding has gotten worse in the past year.

This week has been a big one for me. From dawn to late at night, I have been flat out, bumper to bumper. I know most of my fellow senators know how I feel. So I want to put my response to the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016 in this context.

Senator DI NATALE

Victorian Greens amendments to the Andrews Government's new smoking laws have passed the upper house, adding pressure to calls for a government rethink.

It’s good to see a draft animal welfare plan released for public comment by the state government this week, Greens animal welfare spokesperson, Sue Pennicuik said today.

I rise to speak on the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2013. This bill has actually been on the books since 29 September 2010, introduced by Sarah Hanson-Young on the first sitting day of the 43rd Parliament, almost six years ago. It builds upon the first bill to legislate for equal marriage in this parliament that was introduced by a former Greens member of the House of Representatives, Michael Organ, in 2004.

Greens transport spokesperson Samantha Dunn says a parliamentary inquiry has recommended the Greens' 'metre matters' bill be supported to make cyclists safer on the roads.

"This is a big step towards 'metre matters' laws being implemented in Victoria," said Samantha Dunn.

Senator RICE (Victoria) (14:20): My question is to the Attorney-General, Senator Brandis. Yesterday a group of 'rainbow families' came to parliament from around the country to talk to the parliament about the impact the plebiscite on marriage equality would have on them.