Samantha Ratnam Leader of Victorian Greens

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 Leader of Victorian Greens

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.

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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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We need your help to save public housing

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26 Sep 2023

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20 Sep 2023

Labor’s Housing Statement abandons renters and could signal end of public housing

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In a housing crisis, we need more public housing.

But the Labor Government plans to demolish all 44 public housing towers and displace over 10,000 residents. Labor’s plan will force people out of their homes, tear communities apart and make the housing crisis worse.

The community is rallying together to protect public housing next weekend on the Housing is a Human Right National Day of Action.

WHEN: Saturday 9 December 1pm
WHERE: State Library of Victoria

I hope to see you at the rally!

📣 We`re also looking for volunteers who can help collect signatures for a parliamentary petition to save public housing! If you`re interested in volunteering, learn more about how to get involved here: https://t.ly/XtHGD
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You deserve to be updated with what’s happening in your parliament, with your government, because information being hidden does not benefit anyone except those who are deliberately obscuring it. 

Here’s an explainer ⬆️ describing how we can get the Labor government to be more transparent about their decisions.

#housing #vicpol #publichousing #parliament #politics
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An honour to be alongside with these strong women from Multicultural Women`s Alliance Against Family Violence at today’s walk against family violence working towards a world free of violence. 🧡🧡🧡

#WAFV2023
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❌ NO MORE COAL & GAS ❌ ...

It was an honour to meet the UN’s Special Rapporteur on occupied Palestinian Territories - Francesca Albanese this week.

In the midst of the unfolding horror being unleashed on the Palestinian people, she has brought intellectual rigour and moral clarity to the public dialogue in Australia during her visit. So grateful for people like her who speak truth to power ✊🏾
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ICYMI: Yesterday, this happened 👆🏾

We’re hoping that in 4 weeks time, Labor will share with all Victorians the information that we all deserve.

This way, we can all understand why they’ve chosen to demolish 44 public housing towers and privatise the land.

#savepublichousing #housing #vicpol
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This week is Trans Awareness Week 💕

We champion our trans, gender diverse and non-binary communities, and continue to fight bigotry and hatred.

In Victoria the Greens are urging Labor to outlaw anti-trans hate speech. We won`t give up on this fight.

#TransAwarenessWeek #lgbtpride #transweek23
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These weapons are killing children in Gaza right now.

#ceasefirenow #freepalestine🇵🇸
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Labor and the Libs have voted to suspend @gabrielledevietri from Parliament today.

All because she took a photo in solidarity with climate protesters. ✊🏾

Young people have every right to fight for our burning planet & they have our full support

The disruption in the chamber (and a selfie!) yesterday is nothing compared to the disaster our planet faces if govts don’t end coal and gas.

The Greens will join the students striking for the climate this Friday, and hope you will too.

#climate #climatestrike #climateaction #ss4c #schoolstrike #vicpol @schoolstrike4climatenaarm @schoolstrikeforclimate @gabrielledevietri
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Such a powerful image.

Every Sunday we`re seeing tens of thousands of people take to the streets in Naarm and demand an immediate ceasefire, and an end to the siege on Gaza.

Solidarity with all who are part of this growing, international movement for peace.

#ceasefirenow🇵🇸 #freepalestine
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Proud to stand with the tens of thousands of Victorians calling for peace today.

These have been the largest anti-war protests in Naarm since the Iraq War.

Our state and federal governments must call for a ceasefire now and an end to the invasion and occupation.
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Happy Diwali 🎉 To all those celebrating this special time of year, wishing you and your family joy in togetherness ❤️ ...

Today especially, we remember all the lives lost through war and vow to always work for peace ❤️ ...

The housing crisis is getting worse.

While renters struggle with unlimited rent hikes, Melbourne is seeing a sharp decline in available rentals, more so than any other city in the country.

Join us for a renters rally at 1pm TOMORROW in Fitzroy, and call for urgent action.

RSVP via my link in bio 👆🏾
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