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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21 students are facing suspension or expulsion over their participation in the Gaza solidarity encampment and occupation of Mahmoud`s Hall.

These students were successful in forcing the uni to disclose its relationship with weapons manufacturers and are now being targeted for their bravery.

Student protests have been at the forefront of reform throughout history. Solidarity with these students.
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We need safe injecting rooms that have the capacity for resuscitation and other resources to save lives.

These synthetic opioids, fentanyl, nitazenes - they’re in pills, they’re in powders, they’re injected. They’re everywhere and they’re here now.

Labor, there`s no shame in a U-turn aimed at saving lives.
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🎉 less investors, more owner occupiers!

Renters shouldn`t have to pay off a landlord`s property while struggling to save for their own futures.

We need less tax breaks for property investors and more affordable housing for renters and first home buyers wanting to break into the market.
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Thousands of people pass by or through Melbourne General Cemetery every day.

At the moment, the cemetery is very dry and degraded, and a lot of the graves are in disrepair.

Across Australia and around the world, many cemeteries are maintained as peaceful havens and even tourist destinations. They can be beautiful picnic and walking spots, sanctuaries for local wildlife and a peaceful green space to remember the past.

Over the past few years, we’ve been working alongside our Greens councillors to get the government to commit to breathing new life into the cemetery, and recently they’ve started to listen.

But more work is needed. We need a whole picture plan and a commitment to making this the world class green space that it could be.

Let’s make Melbourne General Cemetery the best it can be: a lush local walking spot, an iconic place to commemorate those who have come before us, and a peaceful, green space to visit. Head to the link in Tim’s bio to learn more about our plan for this space.
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We did it!

Pill testing was the first Bill my office produced when I was elected. Now, after years of pressure from the Greens, the progressive front bench, the experts, and the community, Labor has finally shown up to the party on pill testing 💊

Props to @aivgoesgreen for all your work on this!
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Public transport should be accessible to everyone.

Two years after the Victorian Government was required to make all public transport accessible, less than 15% of Melbourne tram stops are accessible.

The Victorian Greens have costing from the state parliament showing that accessible tram stops on Sydney road would cost just 3% of the Brunswick level crossing removals cost.

Everyone has a right to use public transport. It`s as simple as that.

Huge shout out to the @sats_campaign for their continued advocacy!
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The Greens have used our position in the balance of power to secure some big reforms to gambling laws, including a default $50 loss limit, & overhauling the broken Community Benefits scheme. This will have a real impact in curbing the horrible impacts of predatory poker machines. ...

Vic Labor has given final approval for new gas extraction near the Twelve Apostles - starting this month. The science is clear - there can be no more coal and gas if we want to limit the very worst impacts of climate change. ...