The Victorian Greens will today introduce a motion into the Upper House calling on the Victorian Labor Government to immediately reverse its decision to rename Maroondah Hospital.
The decision to change the name of a hospital from an Aboriginal word to the name of a foreign monarch representing colonisation is completely disrespectful and erases First Nations language.
As Victoria embarks on its historic Treaty process Labor must listen to First Nations communities and act now.
The Greens are urging all parties and independents to support their motion.
Quotes attributable to Leader of the Victorian Greens, Samantha Ratnam MLC:
"What is Labor thinking changing the name of a hospital from a First Nations word to the name of a foreign monarch representing colonisation?
“It is a disrespectful decision that erases precious Woiwurrung language. This is not what Treaty looks like.
“If this Government is serious about Treaty it would listen to First Nations communities and act now, not later.