Samantha Ratnam Greens MLC for Northern Metro

What matters to you

As our local MP, I’m fighting for our community. Please tell me what matters to you most, so I can be your voice in state Parliament.

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Samantha Ratnam Greens MLC for Northern Metro

What matters to you

As our local MP, I’m fighting for our community. Please tell me what matters to you most, so I can be your voice in state Parliament.

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Don’t see your issues here? Tell me what else matters to you.

Hi, I’m Samantha. A Melbourne local, here to represent you in the Victorian Parliament.

ISSUES

What I’m fighting for

With your support, my Greens colleagues and I have pushed the Government to go further and faster on the issues that matter to our community.

ABOUT ME

I am the Leader of the Victorian Greens and an Upper House MP for the Northern Metropolitan Region

Together, my Greens colleagues and I want to take on the big corporations who are destroying our planet, make sure everyone has a safe and affordable place to call home and empower our kids to grow up knowing that they belong. 

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The Greens secured an inquiry into the public housing towers!

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21 Mar 2024

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13 Jun 2024

BRIEFING FOR THE INQUIRY INTO LABOR’S PLANS TO DEMOLISH & PRIVATISE PUBLIC HOUSING

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6 Jun 2024

LABOR TURN THEIR BACK ON COMMUNITIES, GREENLIGHT GAS EXTRACTION NEAR THE 12 APOSTLES

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9 May 2024

VICTORIANS WILL BE WAITING THIRTY YEARS FOR PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY HOMES BECAUSE OF LABOR’S PRIVATISATION

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If you haven’t as yet, do yourself a favour and catch Counting and Cracking at the @rising.melbourne festival before it ends!

It is a masterpiece.

It is one of the few depictions and accounts of Sri Lanka’s past and being and belonging across places as migrants.

My eyes are puffy and my heart is a bit fuller seeing our stories reflected and shared by others.

Thanks to all the incredible actors and artists that make these experiences possible. Life wouldn’t be the same without art.

We may not be able to change the past, but by retelling these stories, maybe we can learn from each other and change the future.
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This is unacceptable.

We need policies that prioritise housing as homes for people to live in, not just a way to build even more wealth for already wealthy investors off the back of people struggling to make ends meet.

We need a housing system for people, not profit. What is Labor doing to fix the housing crisis?

#housing #humanright #parliament
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It was fantastic to begin weekday doorknocks this week! Thanks to everyone who came out to Sunny Coburg for the afternoon☀️

To turn Wills Greens we will have to talk to thousands of people across the next few months. We would love you to join with us. You can find out about upcoming events and sign up here https://samantharatnam.com/events/
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The current rental market.
Freeze rents now.
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Look at this passionate powerful crew of doorknockers who took to the streets of Coburg as we turn Wills Green 💚

We had so many great conversations with locals and heard from many people worried about housing affordability, cost of living and the environment.

I also spoke to a young dad who couldn’t fathom why governments weren’t doing more about ending the occupation of Gaza. He told me about the suffering we are seeing of children especially that is leaving all of us heartbroken.

We talked about grief and how to maintain any hope when confronting the denial and resistance of world leaders.

And we talked about how we can make change happen.

We can vote to change who those decision makers and leaders are.

And it can start with turning Wills Greens 💚
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This will be the state’s first new gas project since 2014 😡

We don’t need any new gas.

With an announcement like today’s the Labor government is blowing up any ambition for Victoria to take real action on the climate crisis with this project.

This project is unnecessary, dangerous and threatens the fragile local ecosystem of our beloved oceans.

#climatecrisis #nomoregas #savethe12apostles
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All older people in Victoria should have access to safe, secure & affordable housing in which to age.

This means we need to get on with building more public housing - not knocking it down.

The Labor Government plans to demolish and privatise all 44 public housing towers which will displace over 10,000 residents – including the older tenants of the Barkly St high-rise.

Labor’s approach to housing will make property developers and investors richer, while leaving the rest of us worse off.

If you’d like to join us in the fight to save public housing, you can get involved in the campaign here: https://greens.org.au/vic/campaigns/protect-public-homes (Linked in stories too ☝🏽)

#savepublichousing
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Lots of warm chats despite the chilly day as we work to turn Wills Green 💚

Thanks Brunswick West for being so open and engaged in what’s happening globally and locally, and caring so much about the future.
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Last night in the chamber I tried to explain that Labor and the Libs should not be blaming immigrants for the housing crisis that they’ve caused.

They were clearly not happy about this - here’s what happened:
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A great explainer on why immigration has not caused the housing crisis ☝🏽

Thanks @mchandlermather ✨🏡
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The Victorian government has the power to stop supermarket price gouging.

The Greens bill shows how it can be done.

Our Supermarket Industry Bill will regulate supermarket prices to stop Coles and Woolworths from price gouging.

It will do this by legally declaring food and certain grocery items to be ‘essential items’ - the same way things like energy and water are.

We know this bill has to work for all of us.

That’s why we’re giving you the first look - and asking for your feedback on the draft bill.

Check out the survey in #linkinbio ☝🏽

#costofliving #pricegouging #coles #woolworths
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