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A win for recycling but it’s not all good news.

By |March 8th, 2019|

Its been another fascinating week in parliament. We had a victory on Wednesday with the legislative council narrowly voting in support of our plan for a parliamentary enquiry into Victoria’s waste crisis.  The government has [...]

What an incredible week

By |February 25th, 2019|

What an incredible week. After my first speech I was feeling a bit more comfortable around parliament and for a while even managed to find my way around the underground halls without getting (too) lost. [...]

8 Things about my first speech.

By |February 8th, 2019|

I recently gave my first speech to Victoria's 59th Parliament. I had a rough draft in my laptop but after some advice last week, decided on a major rewrite. The next day, I heard I had [...]

Pressure builds on pill testing

By |January 31st, 2019|

“You can’t treat people for drug overdoses when they are dead” (Ambulance Employees Australia general secretary Danny Hill: The Age, Jan 29th, 2019).  As a doctor, I couldn’t agree more. [Image: Hanging out at the [...]

Pill testing saves lives!

By |November 5th, 2018|

Pill testing saves lives It is clear that the so-called “war on drugs” is not working. Over the past 100 years since it has been government policy, drug use and drug deaths have not decreased. [...]

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