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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Greens spokesperson on animal welfare, Sue Pennicuik MLC, has urged the state government to ensure that legislation it is planning to introduce in state parliament next month is strong enough to ensure that puppy farms that keep animals confined in cages as literal ‘breeding machines’ can no...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Western Metropolitan Greens MP Colleen Hartland has welcomed the recent establishment of the National Advisory Council on Dental Health but cautioned that only immediate funding from the Baillieu Government would save dental care in Melbourne's West. 

Greens Health Spokesperson and...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Greens MLC Colleen Hartland has asked Parliament to consider the benefits of establishing a compensation scheme for adults who suffered abuse, neglect or a lack of care in out-of-home care, as an alternative to the current situation where victims can only make claims for damages, which can be an...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Greens MLC Colleen Hartland says today's Auditor-General's report into individualised funding for disability services* highlights the value of the system, and opportunities to extend and improve the service.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Victorian Greens justice spokesperson Sue Pennicuik MLC has moved for an evaluation of home detention and says abolishing it is a step backwards for justice and community safety.

Ms Pennicuik called for the evaluation of the program that is operating under the new regime passed by...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Greens Justice spokesperson Sue Pennicuik MLC has expressed concern at recommendations to weaken the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act contained in the report of the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee (SARC) on its review of the Charter.

“The government-...

Monday, September 12, 2011

Greens MLC Colleen Hartland says the Federal Inquiry into manufacturing proposed by Melbourne MP Adam Bandt* will be a great opportunity to demonstrate the job opportunities for manufacturing in the western suburbs.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Victorian Greens justice spokesperson Sue Pennicuik MLC put measures to the Parliament to prevent the immediate passage of laws giving broad-reaching powers to Protective Service Officers (PSOs), who will be deployed across metropolitan and regional railway stations.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Victorian Greens justice spokesperson Sue Pennicuik MLC has repeated her call for an independent inspector for custodial services, following yesterday’s damning Ombudsman's report on prisoners’ access to health services.

"The lack of access to necessary health care in Victorian prisons is...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Western Metropolitan Greens MLC Colleen Hartland has labelled as ridiculous Bernie Finn's attempts to duck responsibility for cuts to the IDEA (Innovative Developments in the Education of Children with Autism) Program.

Friday, August 28, 2009

*UPDATE* Colleen's motion failed because the government voted against it.  But Colleen told Parliament she will try again.*

On Wednesday, Colleen Hartland will ask Parliament to refer the issue of end of life medical treatment, including aid in dying, to the Victorian Law Reform...

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ticket inspectors are seen as ‘scary’ and ‘intimidating’ ‘big balding men’ in ‘trench coats’ and ‘black leather coats’ ‘moving in packs’, market research commissioned by Metlink, and obtained by Greens MLC Greg Barber under the Freedom of Information Act, shows.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Greens MLC Colleen Hartland has called on Premier Baillieu to partner with the Federal government on mental health reform, the first agenda item in today's COAG meeting, ensuring Victorians benefit from the substantial incentives available.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Greens parliamentary motion to have the Child Safety Commissioner examine child beauty pageants was passed in Victorian Parliament today, with the support of both the government and opposition, but Greens MLC Colleen Hartland has vowed to make sure the government will act.

Speaking in...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Victorian Greens Justice spokesperson Sue Pennicuik MLC today in Parliament successfully called for the release of documents on the arrangement between the Department of Justice and the Herald Sun to conduct an online survey on sentencing by the courts.

“It appears that the Victorian...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Eighty-three days after questioning the government in parliament on their plan to address the growing truck problem*, Greens MLC Colleen Hartland has received a

Monday, August 15, 2011

Greens MLC Colleen Hartland joined 20 local residents today who met to show their opposition to Melbourne Water's plan to sell land on the Kororoit Creek in Sunshine for housing.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Greens MLC Colleen Hartland told a rally of concerned parents today that she will ask parliament to protect children from being judged by "creepy" child pagaents.

"I'm hardly the world's foremost authority on children, but every woman knows what it means to be judged by your appearance...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

“The F1 Grand Prix continues to cost Victorians millions of dollars for little or no concrete benefit,” Greens spokesperson for Tourism and Major Events, Sue Pennicuik, said today.

“An economic impact study into this year’s Formula 1 Grand Prix, released today by Tourism and Major Events...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Greens MLC Colleen Hartland will join local residents to launch a new campaign to duplicate the Altona Loop train line. Colleen Hartland says there is a great opportunity available to have the line duplicated and will announce her plan and launch the campaign on Monday.