Tim Read Greens MP for Brunswick

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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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Tim Read Greens MP for Brunswick

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 Tim. A Brunswick local, here to represent you in the Victorian Parliament.

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What I’m fighting for

I love Brunswick and our shared commitment to diversity and fairness. As a local, I want to keep Brunswick liveable.

ABOUT ME

I'm a Brunswick local and your representative in Victorian Parliament.

Hi, I’m Tim. I’m a dad, a doctor and medical researcher, and I’ve lived in Brunswick for over twenty years. 

Since 2018 I’ve been Brunswick’s MP in Victorian Parliament – and I’m the first Green to be elected here.

I’m committed to pushing the government further and faster on the climate emergency. We need to get Victoria off gas and coal, and ensure housing and infrastructure are developed sustainably.

I’m fighting to create for better conditions and protections for renters, more affordable housing, and I want new housing developments in our area to be planned with people, amenity and green space in mind – not profit.

Like lots of people in the inner-north, I ride my bike most places. And I want to see better bike lanes, and sustainable transport options in our area.

I’ve always loved getting out of the city and spending time in the bush. I’ve been on some great walks in the Otways, at the Prom and in Victoria’s high country. And I’ve rafted the Franklin River in Tasmania with my son. I want to see Australia’s forests, oceans and biodiversity protected from deforestation, mining, gas extraction and global warming. 

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24 May 2024

May news: state budget, renters’ rights, solar for apartments and more

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21 May 2024

My speech on Palestine outside the ALP State Conference

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19 Apr 2024

April news: climate action, saving live music, e-bikes and more

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Tomorrow I`ll be spending the afternoon removing some graffiti from a mural by a local artist. It`s a big job so come on down to keep me company, have a chat, or even pick up a brush!

The mural is on the Upfield line, next to radhaus bike shop, on the corner of Union st and Railway pl. We`ll be there from 3pm to 6pm (or until the job is done)!

I`m keen to hear about your thoughts on the Upfield line and Sydney road, or anything else you want to raise with me.
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Labor is on the wrong side of history.

Speaking at the ALP State Conference this morning.
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Happy IDAHOBIT day!

May 17th is the international day marking the fight against LGBTQIA+ discrimination and celebrating queer solidarity and joy around the world.

I am so proud to represent the beautifully queer Brunswick community, where inclusion is celebrated so loudly.

The Greens recognise that the fight is far from over - we will keep pushing for equality.
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Afternoon snack 🍉

Tonight the Vic Parliament is debating the Government`s relationships with the Israeli Ministry of Defence and Elbit Systems, Israeli`s largest weapons supplier.

We`ll be watching live from the steps of parliament or you can tune in through the link on my story.

The world is watching 🇵🇸
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Join us on the steps of Parliament tonight to watch the debate live or tune in online from 5:45pm ...

Neighbourhood houses are the heart of our community 💚

Thank you Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre for hosting this celebration, and Happy Neighbourhood House Week!
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Our plan to freeze rents would have saved Melbourne renters over $2.5k per household last year.

For property investors this might not be much. But for someone who rents this would cover a trip to the dentist, the electricity bills for a year, childcare costs, or heaven forbid, a mini break with some friends.

Renters: how would a saving of $2,537 help you?
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All eyes on Rafah 🇵🇸 ...

Proud of my colleague @gabrielledevietri for wearing her values and not backing down.

The government may want to think about why these protests are making them uncomfortable, rather than taking it out on Gab for wearing a keffiyeh.
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Nothing for renters, nothing for new homes, nothing to stop supermarket price gouging.

The Victorian Labor Government have delivered a do-nothing budget.
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#breaking The Victorian State Budget was released today. Yet in a housing crisis, Labor’s Budget has NOTHING for renters, and NO new money for public or affordable housing.

This budget will make the housing crisis worse and Victorians who are already doing it tough will be worse off.

Labor is giving zero help to renters and spending no new money on building homes – a decision that means more rent increases and more unaffordable homes for first home buyers.

Labor has also let corporations off the hook. At a time when the big banks and corporations are making big profits, Labor could have made them pay their fair share of tax, to pay for the things we all need. But they chose not to.
Labor and the Liberals do what the big corporations want, not what people need.

Something has to change.

The Greens have a plan to tax the mega profits of the big banks, corporations and property developers – which would raise $14.7 billion in revenue. This money could have paid for more affordable homes and cost of living relief.

We are also taking on the supermarket duopoly – Coles and Woolworths – to force them to stop their dodgy price gouging, which drives up your grocery bills.

The Greens are here to be a voice for all those who are being let down by Labor and Liberal politicians.

We are fighting for renters, for the generation of people locked out of owning their own home, and for those who feel let down by their politicians and who want some vision back in politics.

Change is possible
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Renters deserve access to the cheap clean energy that is currently only accessible to relatively wealthy land owners.

The Government needs to mandate minimum energy standards for rentals. And these standards need to not just be written on paper, but actually enforced.

Rentals ads should include energy efficiency ratings or the indicative heating and cool bill costs for property.

Reverse cycle air conditioning for both heating and cooling should be mandatory for all rentals - rather than landlords being able to install any old heater, irregardless of the increased costs for renters.

We also need land tax incentives for landlords that improve the energy efficiency of their rentals. particularly if they electrify, insulate, and install solar.
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Safe injecting rooms save lives and Melbourne`s CBD is in desperate need of this health service.

The decision to ignore the main recommendation from the Lay report will cost lives.
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This afternoon the Victorian Parliament is debating Labor failure to make Sydney Road trams stops accessible.

Our public transport should be accessible to everyone! 🚃

Thousands of you signed @sats_campaign community petition that bought this debate to Parliament. Thanks to you, the Government will now have to face up to this failure and address community concerns.

Over 5km of Sydney Road has no accessible tram stops and, once construction on the Upfield line begins, there will be no accessible public transport options.

The debate is expected to start at 4:45pm, Wednesday the 1st of May.

You can watch live on the Victorian Parliament website and we will be posting links to the live steam on our stories.
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Our public transport should be accessible to everyone! 🚃

This afternoon the upper house is debating a community petition on the Government`s failure to deliver accessible tram stops on Sydney Road.

Over 5km of Sydney Road has no accessible tram stops and, once construction on the Upfield line begins, there will be no accessible public transport options.

Thousands of you signed this petition and thanks to you, the Government will now have to face up to this failure and address community concerns.

The debate is now expected to start at 4:45pm, Wednesday the 1st of May. We will post updates if this changes.

You can watch live on the Victorian Parliament website and we will be posting links to the live steam on our stories and bios.

Huge thanks to @ourmembersbeunlimited and overland.org.au for this artwork which shows the barriers that so many people are faced with when trying to access our inaccessible public transport.
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