The Australian Greens are calling on the government to increase funding for support services for trans and gender diverse young people, after research by the Telethon Kids Institute found that 48% of trans young people have attempted suicide, 80% had self-harmed, and that they are 10 times more likely to suffer serious depression and anxiety compared with the general Australian adolescent population. ‘When you have one group of the population where 1 in 2 has attempted suicide, a...
It’s been an odd day today... one that really goes to the question of what sort of society we want to live in. It’s to do with drugs, and how we face up to addiction and dependency in our community. I spent the morning at the RecLink Grand Final in St Kilda, with two teams of players who have faced, and who are facing, issues of drug dependence and addiction. RecLink works in the community to provide people with opportunities and connections through sports, recreation and the arts. It'...
“Australia has never undertaken a serious national discussion that would enable us - and our governments - to acknowledge the history of what has happened and its contemporary consequences. “This is a conversation we need to have - it’s long past time. It is about recognising the reality of our history and ensuring it is not ignored or airbrushed over. “The telling of history is never set in stone, and nor should it be. We are constantly learning and reflecting upon our past, and the...

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.

Greens member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Samantha Dunn, has hit out at a Coalition government MP over degrading remarks made to Sky News. Federal MP and Member for Menzies, Kevin Andrews, likened same-sex couples to 'cycling mates' in discussions over the marriage equality postal vote.

Greens Eastern Metropolitan MP Samantha Dunn says Melbourne’s rating as the world’s most liveable city isn’t reflected across the suburbs.

Greens local government spokesperson Samantha Dunn says the Greens will support the sacking of Central Goldfields Council and push for a 2018 election to appoint new councillors.

Australian Greens Leader Dr Richard Di Natale and Victorian Greens Senator Janet Rice have written to Victorian councils across the state, offering to preside over citizenship ceremonies for any council that supports changing the date for Australia Day and has their capacity to hold citizenship ceremonies stripped from them by Federal Government.  “When the City of Yarra supported changing the date for Australia Day, the Federal Government swung in and stripped the City’s capacity to...