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Victoria continues to fall short when it comes to public school funding

MEDIA RELEASE A comparison of state and federal funding agreements has exposed the Andrews Labor Government’s woeful rate of public school funding.   Victoria currently spends less on public schools than any other state or territory in Australia, and with its current agreement, will be the last state to reach...

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Victorians need certainty that Somyurek didn't meddle with proposed council ward changes

Victorians need certainty that Somyurek didn't meddle with proposed council ward changes 22/06/2020   The Victorian Greens have called on the new minister for local government, Shaun Leane, to ensure that any proposed council ward changes made by Adem Somyurek were done in good faith and not to corrupt local...

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Greens call for investment in pop-up bike lanes on World Bicycle Day

03/06/2020 The Victorian Greens have called on the state government to immediately invest in pop-up bike lanes around greater Melbourne to help people practice social distancing and safely return to work.   The Greens made the call after cycling into parliament this morning to mark World Bicycle Day.   St...

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Student access to laptops and devices at home shouldn’t be temporary

The laptops and devices being loaned to Victorian students by the state government during the COVID-19 crisis should continue to remain available after the crisis is over. Over 50,000 laptops and tablets have been provided to students by the education department so far, allowing them to access the internet and...

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Greens call for safe bike network in Melbourne in response to COVID-19

The Victorian Greens have called on the state government to invest in a safe bike network for Melbourne as part of its economic response to the COVID-19 crisis. The network would consist of over 300 kilometres of separated bike lanes and create around 5,000 much-needed jobs in engineering, construction and...

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‘Metre matters’ laws are critical during COVID-19, and yet Victoria is the only hold-out state

In an effort to make bike riding safer for the growing number of people and families who are riding their bikes as a result of COVID-19, the Victorian Greens will introduce ‘metre matters’ laws on Thursday during an emergency sitting of parliament.  The laws will require vehicles to give cyclists...

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Any public transport operator bailouts in Victoria must guarantee jobs

The Victorian Greens are calling on the Andrews Government to make sure that any public transport operator bailout guarantees jobs and gives taxpayers an equity stake in the operators. The Greens also want the Government to start planning now for a future boost to train and tram services, along with...

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Greens call for roll-out of permanent automated pedestrian signals

The Victorian Greens have called for the urgent roll-out of permanent automatic pedestrian signals at intersections to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. Victoria is lagging behind NSW which is rolling out automatic pedestrian signals near hospitals and across areas with high pedestrian traffic. Victorian Greens spokesperson for transport,...

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Supreme Court challenge highlights broken process for major infrastructure projects

The Victorian Greens have welcomed the newly launched Supreme Court challenge to the North East Link, saying it highlights Victoria’s broken environmental effects process for major infrastructure projects. Despite both a 2011 parliamentary inquiry and a 2017 Auditor General’s report recommending a strengthening of the Environment Effects Statement (EES) process, Victoria’s...

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Wombat protection a critical step, but thousands still at risk of being killed

The Victorian Greens have welcomed the Government’s decision to overturn the decades-old legal loophole that allowed wombats to be killed without a permit in certain parts of the state.   Following calls to immediately protect wombats and questioning from Victorian Greens MP for Prahran, Sam Hibbins, the Minister for Environment revealed...

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