Greens say the government’s re-announced animal welfare plan is hollow if it doesn’t ban duck shooting, jumps racing, greyhound racing and factory farming

The Andrews government’s re-announced plan to develop an animal action plan and a review of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act are simply hollow if the Andrews government continues to allow duck shooting, jumps racing, greyhound racing, battery hens and sow stalls in Victoria, Greens animal

Greens say F1 Grand Prix continues to cost Victorian taxpayers millions

"The annual report of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation reveals that this year’s F1 grand prix cost an incredible $97.2 million to stage, but only managed to raise $32m in ticket sales and $8m from ‘other sources’, leaving taxpayers to cover the $57.12 million shortfall, Greens MP for the Sou

Inquiry into land sell-off

Inquiry into land sell-off
Moreland Leader, Melbourne by Emma Hastings

Questions raised over Renewal Program's level of investment in public housing

 A PARLIAMENTARY inquiry will investigate plans to privatise public land on inner-city housing estates.

Lack of oversight by Education Department failing to protect vulnerable students

Greens Education spokesperson Sue Pennicuik, said today that the report by the Victorian Ombudsman into expulsions in Government schools has again highlighted the risks of allowing high levels of autonomy in government

Upper house agrees to inquiry into government plans to privatise public housing estates - Greens

Greens MP Sue Pennicuik this week successfully moved to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Andrews' government’s plans to privatise public land on inner city housing estates under the Public Housing Renewal Program (PHRP).
 

1 August - all horses' birthday is time to remember the continuing toll of jumps racing in Victoria: Greens

Today on all horses birthday, we should remember that it is not a happy day for the 62 horses killed in jumps racing events in Victoria in the last ten years, Victorian Greens Animal Welfare spokesperson, Sue Pennicuik MLC said today.
 

Greens say Victorian parole laws already very strict

“In light of the tragic siege in Brighton, it is understandable that questions are again being asked about the adequacy of Victoria’s parole system.

Grand Annual Steeplechase and Casterton jumps races blasted in state parliament

Ms Pennicuik responded to comments made by Western Victoria MP James Purcell in parliament earlier this month praising the May Racing Carnival and in particular the Grand Annual Steeplechase.

Government abandons ambitious pledge to make schools 'asbestos free'

The Victorian government has backed down from its extravagant promise to remove all asbestos from Victorian schools.

Appeal for Victoria spent conviction laws

Small-time criminals who have learnt their lesson deserve a clean slate and a spent conviction so they can become productive members of society, says a legal advocacy groups.