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Labor must halt logging of Strathbogie forest home of Greater Glider, say Greens

The Greens are calling on the Victorian Labor government to step in to halt logging by its commercial logging arm VicForests, which has moved in to log key sections of native forest near Strathbogie in Victoria’s north-east.

This forest area is covered by a federal and state logging law known as a ‘Regional Forest Agreement’ which means national environmental protections don’t apply. This allows VicForests to log the Strathbogie forest despite it being critical habitat for animals like the Greater Glider, listed as a threatened species under both Federal and Victorian environmental legislation.

Greens call for audit of bus safety

Eastern Metropolitan Greens MP Samantha Dunn has called on the Andrews Government to immediately address concerns about bus safety on the Doncaster Area Rapid Transit system.

Greens MP defends rights of residents to organise against North East Link

Eastern Metropolitan MP Samantha Dunn has defended a group of residents that has been reported to the police by the North East Link Authority for raising awareness about the toll road.

Greens MP calls for mandatory height controls on the Ivanhoe precinct

Greens MP for Eastern Metropolitan Samantha Dunn has called on the Andrews Government to limit the height of the proposed development at the Ivanhoe shopping centre precinct.

New contracts promise more late, unreliable trains and trams

Greens transport spokesperson Samantha Dunn says public transport passengers will suffer from the government’s decision to award new contracts to Metro Trains Melbourne and Yarra Trams.

Greens MP slams federal Member for homophobic comments

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.

Most liveable city? You’ve got to be kidding...

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

Greens back council sacking, propose 2018 election

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.

Latest mill closure shows need for timber transition plan

The Greens say the Victorian government needs a plan to transition to sustainable timber sources, following an announcement that Carter Harvey Holt's Morwell sawmill is set to close.

Overcrowded, unreliable V/line trains are here to stay

Regional train travellers should prepare to stand for long periods, with V/line CEO James Pinder today conceding there is no plan to cut overcrowding on regional train services.