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Colleen Hartland

Friday, September 14, 2007

Colleen Hartland has expressed sorrow and outrage at the Coode Island spill tonight. "My heart goes out to people who live in the area. Thank goodness it wasn't a school day, because Footscray City Primary is very close by." "I warned Parliament twice in the last session, on the 16th...

Colleen Hartland

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Financially troubled Victoria University spent $25,000 on the New Year function it held for the University Councillors and a further $71,000 on entertainment expenses over an 18 month period, while University staff were being retrenched under new austerity measures, according to information...

Colleen Hartland

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Greens MLC Colleen Hartland has called for a new report to examine "the unanswered questions" relating to the Government's Program for Students with Disabilities and related disability support programs. Speaking in Parliament today in response to an Auditor General's report, Ms Hartland...

Colleen Hartland

Thursday, October 11, 2007

"The fire that is currently burning in Yarraville and has caused injury to at least one fire fighter and possibly residents from inhalation, yet again highlights the need for a community warning system in the western suburbs," said Greens MLC Colleen Hartland. "The fire has occurred...

Colleen Hartland

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A record number of bicycle commuters used the Westgate Bike Punt across the Yarra River today, when local campaigners, The Punters, organised for it to run as a special Ride to Work Day service. "There was hardly any advertising, but they still managed to get over 120 people. It reinforces the...

Colleen Hartland

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Colleen Hartland MLC made the first Greens public statement on the fluoride debate at a public meeting in Ballarat last night, foreshadowing the possible Greens response to legislation being introduced to Parliament next week. "Greens policy is that communities should determine whether to...

Colleen Hartland

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

In Parliament this week, Colleen Hartland MLC publicly congratulated Braybrook College students and staff for their award-winning reading program. "Last week I had the pleasure of being asked to give out awards at Braybrook College for the Premier’s reading challenge", said Ms...

Colleen Hartland

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Greens MLC Colleen Hartland has accused the Government of racism, in new legislation that would prevent overseas full fee paying students from buying concession fare tickets. "The only difference between Australian full fee paying students and international full fee paying students is their...

Colleen Hartland

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Colleen Hartland will speak in Parliament today, about Mobil's plans to build a water treatment plant in Newport, on the anniversary of the petrol leak that contaminated half a suburb, and her own election to Parliament. "I was alerted by a community member this morning that Mobil has started...

Colleen Hartland

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Colleen Hartland has publicly alerted the government to the possibility of a recent asbestos contamination incident in the Cairnlea area, west of Melbourne. Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Ms Hartland told the Minister for Environment: "On about 29 October the Reid Street landfill site in...