Grievance Debate – Cost of Living

I rise to speak on the grievance debate today, and I want to grieve for those Victorians who are struggling with the cost of living—Victorians who are being pushed to the margins and Victorians who are being pushed, essentially, off the metaphorical cliff.

Adjournment- Rental Support

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, and the action I seek is for the minister to protect renters with controls on rents, improved standards and more secure leases. Around 60 per cent of people in Prahran are renters, and renters need a fair go.

Adjournment – Cost of Living

My adjournment is for the Premier, and the action I seek is for the Premier to go further and faster in reducing cost-of-living pressures on Victorians. So many Victorians, in particular young people, are facing rising housing, transport, energy and day-to-day living costs along with flatlining wages

Adjournment- Rental Support

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Consumer Affairs. The action I seek is for the minister to reinstate the moratorium on evictions for renters who can’t pay the rent due to COVID-19.

Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Bill 2021 Second Reading

I rise to speak on the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Bill 2021. This bill puts in place essentially the same scheme we had last year, with much of the detail not in the bill but actually left to regulations to support commercial tenants.

COVID-19 Commercial and Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Extension) Bill 2020 Second Reading

I rise on behalf of the Greens to speak to the COVID-19 Commercial and Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Extension) Bill 2020. We welcome this bill to extend the protections in place for residential tenancies until the end of March 2021—I believe with an option then to extend to April if required—and to extend the protections for commercial tenancies until the end of April 2021

Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2019 Second Reading

I rise on behalf of the Greens to speak to the Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2019. I will speak briefly on it and I will just go to what is in the bill, which confirms the current practice of landlords passing on the cost of repairs, maintenance and installation of essential safety measures to tenants when agreed to in a lease.

Consumer Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 Second Reading

I am just going to speak briefly on this bill. It is an omnibus bill that covers a range of legislation: the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, the Sex Work Act 1994, the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012, the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 and the Fundraising Act 1998. But I want to […]

Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2018 Second Reading

I rise today to speak on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2018 and I am very, very pleased to see that this bill has come before this house before the end of this term of Parliament. I was not sure if we would get there in the end but we have, which is great. The commitment […]