State Taxation Acts and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2023

Can I just say from the outset that the level of hardship, the level of housing insecurity, the level of difficulty that people are facing out there in the Victorian community when it comes to affordable housing, the idea or the fact that there are thousands of homes sitting empty in our community is just abhorrent.

Budget Reply

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

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 […]

Zero and Low Emission Vehicle Distance-Based Charge Bill 2021 Second Reading

I rise to speak on behalf the Greens to the Zero and Low Emission Vehicle Distance-based Charge Bill 2021, a bill that will put a standalone tax on electric vehicles, a bill that is coming at a time when we are facing a climate crisis; when transport is our biggest growing source of emissions in Victoria, our biggest source of emissions outside our coal-fired power stations, coming in at around 20 to 25 per cent of our emissions and growing; and when Victoria and Australia are lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to the uptake of electric vehicles.

Public Accounts and Estimates Committee Report on the 2019–20 Budget Estimates

I rise to speak on the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee Report on the 2019–20 Budget Estimates. Having been a member of PAEC this year—I took over the mantle of the Greens representative on that committee from former member Sue Pennicuik—I will make some comments on the budget estimates process. I also acknowledge the other […]

Adjournment- Public Sector Wage Cap

My adjournment matter is for the Treasurer, and the action I seek is for the Treasurer to abandon the government’s low 2 per cent public sector wage cap. This wage cap is suppressing wage growth across both the public and private sectors of our economy