Tim Read Greens MP for Brunswick

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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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Save public housing rally!

The Greens are joining a chorus of housing advocacy groups and public housing residents to rally against Labor`s plans for public housing.

The Victorian Labor Government’s disastrous plan to knock down all 44 public housing towers will make our housing crisis worse.

By coming together, we’ll show our power. We’ll show that public housing residents won’t be pushed around by a government that’s putting private developers before people.

Will you be there to support public housing residents?

We will meet at the Clock tower near Optus in Melbourne Central before heading to the State Library together.

RSVP through the link in my bio
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Victorian Labor have the power to get rid of this corrupt system, so why don`t they? Head to my TikTok to see the full video @drTimReadMP

#auspol #groupvotingticket #preferencialvoting #auselections #springst
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Every trip counts.

Passenger cars and light vehicles contribute 60% of our transport emissions, and over 10% of Australia`s total emissions.

Let`s change that. 🚲

#auspol #activetransport #sustainabletransport #naarm #melbourne #brunswick #cycling #bike
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Time for Victoria to catch up with the rest of the country and abolish group voting tickets once and for all!

#SpringSt #auspol #melbourne #naarm #vic
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Unlimited rent increases are forcing people to choose between keeping a roof over their head and putting food on the table.

Renters in every capital city are in a worse position than before the pandemic, according to the annual Rental Affordability Index from SGS Economics and peak body National Shelter.

We are in the middle of a housing crisis. The Government needs to make unlimited rent increases illegal to provide long term reprieve to renters.

#auspol #RentersRights #SpringSt
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Pressure works ✊

During a housing crisis, homes should not be sitting empty. After pushing Labor for strong action, today the Greens successfully secured a huge win for renters.

We will not support Labor`s policies that ignore renters and destroy public housing.

Labor still refuses to adopt rent controls to make renting affordable. We won`t give up until unlimited rent increases are illegal.

We will fight for renters at every step.

#auspol #HousingIsAHumanRight #RentersRights
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Good news for renters! The Greens have secured laws that will free up more homes for renters experiencing record low availability of homes.

Pressure works. We pushed Labor for strong action on the housing crisis and successfully secured changes to Victoria’s empty homes laws, which will make up to 5,000 extra homes available to renters.

Investors are hoarding empty properties, while renters struggle to find an affordable home. In a housing crisis, homes should not be sitting empty.

People who own houses but keep them empty will now have to pay a higher tax, until they put them on the rental market for people to actually live in.

Victorian Labor does not take the housing crisis seriously. Time and again, their policies put property developer profits before people.

That`s why the Greens used our balance of power in parliament to push this government to adopt our plan to make more homes available to renters, instead of letting them sit empty.

We are in a housing crisis, where renters face unlimited rent increases and struggle to keep their heads above water.

The Greens will not support Labor`s housing policies that ignore renters and destroy public housing.

Labor still refuses to adopt rent controls to make renting affordable. We won`t give up until unlimited rent increases are illegal.

We will fight for renters at every step.

#auspol #HousingIsAHumanRight #RentersRights
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Kids don`t belong in jail. Join the action to #raisetheage

Last year, state Attorneys-General refused to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 14, despite the evidence that locking up kids sets them on a path to further offending, rather than making us safer.

Victorian Labor says they`ll raise the age of criminal responsibility to 12, falling short of international standards and medical expert advice. They`ve put a further increase off until after the next election.

This Friday, federal, state and territory Attorneys-General are meeting to discuss their plans to address the minimum age of criminal responsibility. Let`s send them a message that children don`t belong behind bars.

✨ How you can help:
You can help by signing the petition in my bio, emailing or calling the Victorian Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes, and Premier Jacinta Allen, to demand they #raisetheage and joining the online action by posting, or sharing a #raisetheage post.

Head to the link in my bio for information on how to email your Attorney-General including email templates, and for social media tiles that you can share on the platform of your choice.

#auspol #SpringSt
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🚲 Join us tomorrow with @bikelanes4johnstonst 🚲

& sign the petition in my bio #safestreetsforeveryone
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Public transport must be accessible for everyone.

At the moment, only two stops along a 5.5km stretch of Sydney Road are accessible for people with limited mobility. Whether you rely on a wheelchair, or have recently had hip surgery, that one big step up onto the tram is a barrier that tells you you`re not welcome.

The lack of accessibility is an issue all over Melbourne and Victoria. It makes independence more difficult and sends a message to people with disability that this service was not made for them.
The Labor Government had until the end of last year to make all public transport accessible under federal legislation. They have failed to do this.

Thank you to the amazing people who have been a part of the Sydney Road Accessible Tram Stops Campaign especially Christian, who championed this movement.

This problem cannot wait any longer. We need accessible tram stops now.
#auspol
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Save their future!

We need to leave the future generation with a world they can safely inhabit and that means a just transition away from coal and gas.

Labor continues to approve new fossil fuel projects, both federally and here in Victoria. Enough is enough.

#votforourfutures #peoplenotprofit
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If you`ve gone past the Victorian Parliament in the past month, you might know Ihab. He, and others, have been on the steps in protest of the occupation of Palestine. He told me he has lost many family members.

Yesterday I invited Ihab to sit in the gallery while I ask the Allan Government about Victorias relationship with Elbit, one of Israels largest, privately owned weapons suppliers.

RMIT has recently cut ties with the company following a student lead campaign. I asked the Premier if her government would do same.

You can see her response on my page

#auspol
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Elbit Coporation is the largest weapons supplier to Israel.

RMIT has recently cut ties with Elbit, so what will it take for the Labor Government in Victoria to do the same?

The world has sat by and watched Israel commit war crimes against the people of Palestine, likely with Elbit weapons. We have watched on as hospitals have been bombed and children have been killed. We have watched people in our community lose loved ones in Gaza and sit in dispair as they are unable to contact their family members who remain.

At what point will the Allan Government say enough is enough?

#auspol #fyp
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