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

Hi, here are my latest updates from Parliament and around the Brunswick electorate (Brunswick, Brunswick East, Brunswick West, Fitzroy North, Princes Hill & Carlton North). In this month’s newsletter: Missed last month’s newsletter? You can find it here if you’d like to read about freeing up AirBnBs for housing, saving live music, creating a Great Forest National […]

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

Hi, here are my latest updates from around the Brunswick electorate (Brunswick, Brunswick East, Brunswick West, Fitzroy North, Princes Hill & Carlton North). Missed last month’s newsletter? Read about the likely stalling of Brunswick’s Skyrail, the new truckzillas, and more here. Want to get these updates delivered straight to your inbox? Enter your email at […]

March news: Skyrail, truckzillas, climate win & more

Here are my latest updates from Parliament and around the Brunswick electorate (Brunswick, Brunswick East, Brunswick West, Fitzroy North, Princes Hill & Carlton North). Want to get these updates delivered straight to your inbox? Enter your email at the bottom of this page. In this newsletter: What’s happening with Skyrail? It’s looking increasingly likely that […]

We need your help to save public housing

WE NEED YOUR HELP COLLECTING SIGNATURES FOR A PARLIAMENTARY PETITION TO SAVE PUBLIC HOUSING. We are supporting a resident petition demanding that Labor stop the privatisation of public housing. If we collect 2000 paper signatures, we can force a special debate in Parliament about Labor’s plan to demolish all 44 towers. This puts pressure on […]

February Newsletter

Here are my latest updates from Parliament and around our community! Want to get these updates delivered straight to your inbox? Enter your email at the bottom of this page. UPDATES FROM PARLIAMENT PALESTINE PROTEST I didn’t plan to get kicked out of the chamber in my first week back, but when the Premier dodged my […]

December Newsletter

Here are my latest updates from Parliament and around our community. Want to get these updates delivered straight to your inbox? Enter your email at the bottom of this page. Win for renters: vacant land tax During a housing crisis, homes should not be sitting empty.  After pushing Labor for stronger action on the housing […]

Government Integrity & Operation Sandon

When I knew Liam* a few years ago, he was a dairy farmer on the outskirts of Melbourne. Liam would tell me of his dream, to sell his farm to a developer who had knocked on his door one night. He would pocket the millions and retire to a country town. There’s no money in […]

Holding the government to account

The Greens have just won a major concession from the state Labor government, which will strengthen the integrity of our parliament and make it easier to hold the government to account.  Working with the crossbench, we’ve managed to end Labor’s dominance of the powerful Integrity and Oversight Committee. Until now, Labor held a majority of […]

Protecting Forest Activists

Recently in parliament I made a speech denouncing the government’s concerning new anti-forest protest bill. This bill will give authorities new, broad search and seizure powers, and discretion to restrict free movement in our forests based merely on suspicion that someone may commit an offence in the future. Plus, peaceful forest defenders will now face […]

Fixing Sydney Road

Sydney Road could be much easier to walk or ride a bike along, and with a rethink we could make it a much nicer place to shop, hang out, eat and drink, or see some music – no matter how you choose to get around.  But to get there, we need the state government to […]