• 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.

    “Cities around the world have rail connections to their airports, but Melbourne is being left behind,” Samantha Dunn said.

  • 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.

    “The courts don’t need baseline sentencing. The Government could better assist the courts by repealing baseline sentencing immediately.

    “The Greens have no problem with the Sentencing Advisory Council providing advice on sentencing generally, but the urgent need here is to repeal the baseline sentencing regime.

  • 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.

    “Vulnerable Victorians are being taken advantage of by for profit private providers. The VET system has degenerated into a get rich quick scheme,” Sam Hibbins said.

    “The state government is tipping money into regulating the market driven VET funding policy which is a proven failure. It’s time they abandon the failed marketisation policy and shift funding back to Victoria’s quality public TAFE’s.

  • 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.

    “It’s extremely disappointing to see that native forests will continue to be logged,” Samantha Dunn said.

    “The task force’s first job should be to defer logging across the remaining Leadbeater’s Possum habitat.

    “It time for the Government to get on with the job of transitioning away from native forest logging and focus on plantations.


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