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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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. ...

Very concerning to read reports of heavy-handed use of OC (pepper) spray by police at the Palestine protest in Melbourne on Sunday. Statement from the Greens here. ...

@thibaut.greens is running for Yarra Council for the Greens and wants separated bike lanes on St George`s Rd. What a great idea! ...

Tomorrow night! Come help make materials for our next campaign action.

We`ll supply the materials, pizza and snacks.

Can`t join irl? No worries, you can join online!

Register via the link in my (Tim`s) bio
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Far too often, I hear from renters in my electorate of Brunswick who are facing obscene rental increases, many of whom live in properties that do not even meet the minimum rental standards.

As long as landlords have the power to jack up rents and kick tenants out without cause, renters risk being kicked or priced out of their home for asking for the bare minimum.

82% of renters are in rental stress. For many of them, home ownership is the far off dream of an older generation. Victoria is in a housing crisis and our weak rental laws are only making things worse.

Labor has recently proposed upgrades to minimum standards for renters, good changes that will see increased energy efficiency, but this won`t do anything to help renters until they stop letting landlords get away with unlimited rent increases and no ground evictions.

Labor have put their plan up for consultation, so if you`re a renter, head to the link in my bio and tell Labor what renters really need.
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This is what happens when renters band together!

Let`s keep up the pressure and demand an end to unlimited rent increases and no grounds evictions.

Sign up to the rent campaign to get involved, link in bio.
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Captain obvious turned up to the Labor Party to tell them that renters should be able to heat and cool their homes efficiently... Now let`s demand an end to unlimited rent increases, no grounds evictions, and new gas appliances.

Head to the link in my bio to tell Labor what renters really need!
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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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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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