CSG inquiry designed to support mining, not communities

Victorian Parliament will debate the terms of reference for an inquiry into unconventional gas (including CSG and fracking) today, but Labor's inquiry is designed to give the go-ahead to the industry regardless of community or environmental concerns.

Melbourne's bus system needs urgent reform

Public transport users neglected again

Greens transport spokesperson Samantha Dunn says government promises of new trains and trams are off in the never-never and rely on this government being re-elected. 

 'Public transport users will receive next to nothing in tomorrow's budget,' Ms Dunn said. 

Vicforests off the hook, again

Victorian Greens spokesperson for forests Samantha Dunn MP says it is no surprise that Vicforests are off the hook for again destroying protected habit.

Mine Fire Inquiry needs to go further

The Greens are calling for the reopened Mine Fire Inquiry to canvass mine rehabilitation, opportunities for the community post-coal, and allow for witnesses to speak anonymously.

Greens call on government to commit to 50 new trams for Melbourne

Victorian Greens MPs, Sam Hibbins MLA, Nina Springle MLC, and Samantha Dunn MLC gathered at Dandenong’s Bombardier factory today, to call on the government to commit to ordering an additional 50 trams as part of their contract options with Bombardier.

Time to abandon failed VET marketisation policy


Coalition must now abandon failed VET marketisation policy

Sam Hibbins, Greens spokesperson for TAFE & Training says it is time to stop forcing TAFE institutes to compete against private operators for government funding.

Calls to ban jumps racing renewed after two horse deaths at Cranbourne

A Greens MP who wants jumps racing banned has suggested running "flat races for slower horses" as a compromise.

The seemingly never-ending debate over the sport has been reignited after two horses were put down following serious falls at Cranbourne during trials on Wednesday.

Dying with Dignity referral to Victorian Law Reform Commission

Debate of the Greens motion to refer ‘Dying with Dignity’ to the Victorian Law Reform Commission will continue in the next parliamentary sitting week.

Greens comment on East West Link payout

Victorian Greens Melbourne MP Ellen Sandell says now the East West Link saga has been resolved it is time to start constructing a world class public transport system.