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  • 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.

    "The inquiry only talks about how best to regulate coal seam gas, rather than asking whether Victoria should allow dangerous unconventional gas at all" said Ellen Sandell, Greens Energy spokesperson.

  • Melbourne's bus system needs urgent reform


    Greens transport spokesperson Samantha Dunn says the Auditor General report on the Tendering of Metropolitan Bus Contracts shows a system in desperate need of reform. 

    “This report reflects the experience of Melbourne’s bus users. They are subjected to long wait times, indirect routes and poor integration with other public transport modes,” Ms Dunn said. 

  • 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. 

     'Dangerously overloaded trams are here to stay under the Andrews Government, who are offering little to boost capacity in this term of government. 

  • 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.

    "Any direct evidence of illegal logging on the Errinundra Plateau has most likely already gone to the pulp mill.  It’s no wonder the Minister for the Environment says the evidence is inconclusive,” Ms Dunn said.

    "The problem comes from Vicforests doing the habitat assessments, while collecting the profits from logging as well. 

    "There's a clear conflict of interest. It’s putting the fox in charge of the hen house.