2024 State Budget Reply

I rise to speak on behalf of the Greens to the 2024 state budget, a budget that is coming for the second year in a row at a time when so many people are looking to their governments to do all they can to tackle the housing crisis, to tackle the cost-of-living crisis, to tackle the fact that […]

Public Accounts and Estimates Committee Report on the 2023–24 Budget Estimates

I rise to speak to the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee’s Report on the 2023–24 Budget Estimates. The report quite rightly makes a number of references to inflation and just the significant impacts that high inflation is having on individuals, households and the broader Victorian economy: that the state’s inflation is being driven by price […]

Budget Reply

Reply to the Victorian Budget 2023, on behalf of the Victorian Greens.

Appropriation (2023-2024) Bill 2023 Second Reading

Given the hour I suspect I will have to make some more substantive remarks when the take-note motion comes around, but in the time I do have I will say that this is a budget that was handed down at an incredibly difficult time for so many Victorians struggling with the skyrocketing cost of living, […]

Gambling Taxation Bill 2023 Second Reading

I rise to speak on behalf of the Greens on the Gambling Taxation Bill 2023. This bill, among other things, responds to the Royal Commission into the Crown Casino Operator and Licence. Certainly the changes in relation to regulation there make sense to us. The bill also raises the rate of the point-of-consumption tax for betting […]

Adjournment- Public School Funding

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Education. The action I seek is for the minister to invest more in public schools above the current state-federal funding agreement.