Public Housing Inquiry Debate

Labor must come clean on their plan, which would see public housing towers towers razed, more than 10,000 public housing residents displaced, and most of the land privatised. Which is why the Greens introduced a motion for an inquiry into the demolition of the 44 public housing towers. Despite Labor announcing the plan in September […]

Motion: Voice to Parliament

This motion encouraged Australians to vote ‘Yes’ in the upcoming referendum to establish a First Nations Voice to Parliament MOTION: VOICE TO PARLIAMENT Thank you firstly to Ms Watt for bringing this motion to the house and for her very moving and passionate contribution. As a First Nations MP in this Parliament, we are all better […]

Second Reading: Victorian Future Fund Bill 2023

Photo Courtesy: Janusz Molinksi This is my 2nd Reading in opposition to the Victorian Future Fund Bill 2023, which is little more than a vehicle for this government’s neoliberal agenda.  SECOND READING – VICTORIAN FUTURE FUND BILL 2023 I rise to speak in opposition to the Victorian Future Fund Bill 2023, which is little more than […]

Members Statement: Africa Day

Africa Day is a very special day for the African community in Australia and across the world. It is a day celebrated with pride and purpose. MEMBERS STATEMENT: AFRICA DAY On Thursday 25 May this Parliament hosted the 60th anniversary celebration of Africa Day, led by a terrific team from Africa Day Australia and its […]

Adjournment: Preston market

This adjournment matter was for the Minister for Planning, and requested that she responded to community pleas for Preston Market to be publicly acquired, and saved from demolition.  ADJOURNMENT – PRESTON MARKET  My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Planning, and the action I seek is that she formally responds to the Darebin […]

Adjournment: Port Melbourne Housing Estate

This adjournment matter was for the Minister for Housing, asking that he stops the demolition and privatisation of Barak Beacon.  ADJOURNMENT – PORT MELBOURNE HOUSING ESTATE My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Housing, and my ask is that he stops the planned demolition and privatisation of the Barak Beacon estate in Port […]

Members Statement: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

In this Members Statement, I spoke on the need to fight against racism and discrimination on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.  MEMBERS STATEMENT: INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It is observed on the day 69 people were […]

Adjournment: Homelessness

In this adjournment, I asked the Minister for Housing for an immediate funding increase for the ‘From Homelessness to a Home’ program and a commitment to Housing First models in Victoria.  ADJOURNMENT – HOMELESSNESS  My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Housing, and my ask is that he increases immediate funding for the […]

Members Statement: Behrouz Boochani

Photo Courtesy: Janusz Molinksi In this members statement, I acknowledged the advocacy of Kurdish journalist and writer Behrouz Boochani.  MEMBERS STATEMENT: BEHROUZ BOOCHANI Over the last month Kurdish journalist and writer Behrouz Boochani has been visiting Australia advocating against Australia’s punishment of people seeking asylum and refuge. I had the privilege of hearing him speak at […]

Motion: Group Voting Tickets

This motion called for the Victorian Government to establish an inquiry into the undemocratic group voting system that still exists in Victoria. MOTION: GROUP VOTING TICKETS That this house: (1) acknowledges that Victoria continues to be the only jurisdiction in Australia that uses the undemocratic group voting system to elect members to this place; (2) […]