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Victorians would receive $10,000 eco-bonus for switch to EVs, under Greens plan

Victorians would receive a $10,000 dollar eco-bonus for ditching their fossil-fuel powered cars in favour of electric cars, under a plan launched by the Greens today. The plan was formed in response to the Andrews Labor Government’s proposed tax on people who drive electric vehicles. The tax is a retrograde...


Greens call for independent review of newly split Health and Human Services Departments

The Victorian Greens have said the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the critical need for Victoria to have well-funded, properly structured health and human services systems. The Greens say that while they have supported the government’s health-led approach to the pandemic, PAEC’s COVID inquiry report has exposed the many systemic shortcomings...



Victorian ban on ‘dangerous’ conversion practices long overdue

The Victorian Greens have welcomed the introduction of a bill in Victorian Parliament that would outlaw sexuality and gender identity conversion practices across the state. The Greens have long joined calls from LGBTQA+ survivors for the state government to exercise its power to stamp out the dangerous and discriminatory practices,...


Green’s oppose Labor’s electric vehicle tax

The Victorian Greens have slammed the Victorian Labor Government’s decision to introduce a user charge for electric vehicles and vow to oppose it in state parliament.   The Greens say the tax would be bad for our climate and the electric vehicle industry, and would discourage the uptake of electric...



Greens welcome thousands of new homes for people in need

The Victorian Greens have welcomed the state government’s announcement that it will fund thousands of new homes for people in need in the upcoming State Budget. They say the announcement follows years of advocacy from the Greens and housing advocates and will help to alleviate the state’s current public housing...


Greens welcome billions for public housing but warn against another public housing estate sell-off

The Victorian Greens have welcomed reports of billions for public housing in the upcoming State Budget but have warned the Andrews Labor Government against another sell-off of public housing estates.   The government’s current Public Housing Renewal Program involves building private units on public housing estates while only marginally increasing...



Three in five young people believe the voting age should be lowered

Three in five young people in Victoria believe 16 and 17-year-olds should be allowed to vote in elections, according to a new survey by the Victorian Greens. The survey, which received 1,058 respondents, asked young people for their thoughts on politics and the issues that mattered most to them ahead...


It should be illegal for Landlords to refuse to negotiate rent reductions

The Victorian Greens have said it should be illegal for landlords to refuse good faith rent reduction negotiations for tenants during COVID-19. The call is in response to reports that the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) has advised its members to refuse to negotiate rent reductions and force every...



Greens unveil bold plan to revive local shopping strips

The Victorian Greens have announced an unprecedented plan to revitalise local shopping strips in the wake of the deep blow inflicted by the COVID-19 crisis. With local traders along strips like Chapel Street, Prahran Sydney Road, Brunswick and High Street, Northcote struggling to stay afloat and thousands of people’s jobs...


Rental scheme failing newly unemployed Victorians

RENTAL SCHEME FAILING NEWLY UNEMPLOYED VICTORIANS The Victorian Greens have released damning figures that show the state government’s rental relief scheme is failing newly unemployed renters. The Greens’ recently undertook a survey of nearly 700 Victorian renters, which found that for renters who had become unemployed during the pandemic: •...



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