Colleen Hartland

MP for Western Suburbs

I am a strong advocate for clean, healthy and liveable Western Suburbs, a place I have called home for 30 years. My portfolios include health, emergency services, ageing, disability, gaming, mental health and veterans.

Colleen Hartland has been the Greens MP for the Western Metropolitan Region since she was elected in 2006. She is a member of the Upper House of the Victorian parliament. She has an extensive and interesting work history, including home care and as a kitchenhand in Parliament during the term of the Cain/Kirner Governments. Colleen Hartland is known as a Western Suburbs activist and rose to prominence as a foundation member of the Hazardous Materials Action group (HAZMAG), particularly around Coode Island during the 1990s.

In 2000 Colleen undertook a Diploma in Community Development at Victoria University TAFE and following completion she worked at the Western Region Health Centre for 5 years. This position was based in an Office of Housing block in Williamstown where she supported 90 older residents to stay in their homes and improve their wellbeing. Colleen was elected as Councillor for Sheok Ward in the Maribyrnong City Council in 2003, and served on the council until 2005.

Since being elected in 2006, Colleen has continued to be a strong advocate for the Western Suburbs community, a place she has called home for 30 years. She holds the portfolios of health, mental health, disability, ageing, gambling and liquor regulation, veterans and emergency services for the Victorian Greens.

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Wards at Footscray Hospital have already closed due to neglect. The hopsital needs urgent redevelopment.

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The Bicycle Network Bicycle Expenditure Index (BiXE) has been released for 2016. It shows Maribyrnong is amongst the lowest spending councils per person in the country, at just $2.56 per person. This compares very poorly to many inner city suburbs, such as Moonee Valley and Melbourne, which are spending $10.25 and $13.32, respectively.

Maribyrnong City Council’s draft 2016/17 budget contains just a single item of bike infrastructure expenditure. $350,000 is committed to bike and river trail upgrades, but half of this is money rolled over from council’s 2015/16 budget.

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Wed, 29/06/2016 - 4:45pm

Question in parliament: My question is for Minister Dalidakis, representing the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation. I thank the government for releasing the Crown Casino report to the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) assessing responsible gaming player data as a result of the call for documents motion I moved earlier this year. It is my understanding that multigame multiplayer automated terminal devices have been approved for use at Crown and are being used.