Speeches from politicians in vic

  • The Victorian Greens are proud to submit this motion today. Electric propulsion is arguably the greatest innovation in automobiles since the mass manufacture of the Model T Ford, and now is the time to explore how the State Government should be shepherding a transition of Victoria’s vehicle fleet from fossil fuels to electric. There have been major issues with the dependence on internal combustion engines for powering vehicles. The damage done to human health, the environment, and the amenity of our cities by internal combustion engines in automobiles has been huge.
  • The Victorian Greens are proud to submit this motion today. Electric propulsion is arguably the greatest innovation in automobiles since the mass manufacture of the Model T Ford, and now is the time to explore how the State Government should be shepherding a transition of Victoria’s vehicle fleet from fossil fuels to electric. There have been major issues with the dependence on internal combustion engines for powering vehicles. The damage done to human health, the environment, and the amenity of our cities by internal combustion engines in automobiles has been huge.
  • Colleen Hartland urges the Victorian Labor Government to agree to a supervised injecting room in Richmond.
  • Ms Pennicuik introduced a bill for an act to provide that a person's conviction for certain offences is spent if the person completes a period of crime-free behaviour, to prohibit the unlawful disclosure of a person's spent record, to prohibit the taking into account of a person's spent conviction, to make consequential amendments to certain other acts, and for other purposes.
  • President, on behalf of my Greens party colleagues I would like to wish all members and your good self an enjoyable summer break. We all need the opportunity to relax and recharge. We are human beings just like anybody else, despite what some people might think of us or some of us might think about each other.
  • The Greens will support this motion. We appreciate that the opposition has been pursuing these issues for some time, I believe through a number of different mechanisms of the house. Documents motions are an appropriate way for the house to obtain information from the government, and that is after all one of the main purposes of this house existing.
  • The Greens will support this bill. We also support the creation of a centralised Victorian Housing Register for the benefit of those seeking affordable housing — something that we were also promoting as policy before the 2014 state election. We desire this to make it fairer for everyone. People will not have to shop around and apply for different systems to get a place in affordable housing.
  • I rise to speak on the interim report from the environment and planning committee on the inquiry into fire season preparedness...
  • I rise today to speak on the Justice Legislation Amendment (Parole Reform and Other Matters) Bill 2016. The bill makes two types of amendments for the presumption against parole. Firstly, it amends the Corrections Act 1986 to provide for a presumption against parole for prisoners who are serving a prison sentence with a non-parole period for an offence of murder of a person who the prisoner knew was, or was reckless as to whether the person was, a police officer.
  • My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Education, and it regards contract cleaners in government schools. This issue has been covered in the press over the last week or so. I would like to start by saying that I think there is too much contract employment in the Department of Education and Training as it is; too many teachers, too many teacher aides and too many other support staff are on contracts.
  • To ask the Minister for Training and Skills (for the Minister for Police): In relation to the Victoria Police stop and search receipting trial that was conducted during 2015
  • I rise to speak on the Standing Committee on the Environment and Planning's third report into rate capping policy...
  • The respected journal Nature published a major report on 1 December titled 'Quantifying global soil carbon losses in response to warming'...
  • This motion is targeted at a proposed great forest national park, or GFNP for short. The purposes of this debate warrant an in-depth description of this proposal...
  • My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and it pertains to persons that require wheelchairs...
  • The NorthWest Rail Alliance has been calling for the past seven years for the reinstatement of passenger rail services to Mildura...