In early 2013 Colleen Hartland launched a campaign, including a petition, calling on the Napthine Government to stop the proposed cuts to community and women’s health services in the State Budget.
Thanks to the hundreds of people that signed this petition, last week’s budget has returned $23 million in funding to community and women’s health!
Community and Women's Health Care provides crucial preventative health services that keep people off hospital waiting lists and living productive lives in the community. They run programs aimed at addressing the root causes of health problems like diabetes, heart disease, childhood obesity, family violence and depression.
Under Ted Baillieu, the Government cut almost $32 million from community health care funding, with the main cut being phased in over two years. The first year of cuts hit hard. If the second year of planned cuts go ahead, many community and women’s health programs will be rolled back.
Greens MP for Southern Metropolitan, Sue Pennicuik has launched a community postcard campaign with the theme - "Grand Prix OUT!"
To order a free postcard, contact Sue Pennicuik's office on 03 9530 8399 or email.
The back of the postcard begins:
'The Formula One Grand Prix loses millions of dollars and disrupts the local community around Albert Park for months every year.
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People like you will make sure we continue to make positive change in the Western Suburbs and across Victoria.
Check out just some of our achivements below.
The Greens fully support the equal love campaign and commend the tireless efforts of everyone involved in the campaign for marriage equality, equal adoptions rights and ending discrimination in work and education.
Sue Pennicuik introduced the Greens Marriage Equality Bill 2012 into the Victorian Parliament on 6 June 2012 and Greens' bills have also been introduced in VIC, SA, NSW, WA, Tas, ACT parliaments and is the only party with marriage equality as policy.
The Greens support a well funded quality public TAFE system.
Our proven and respected public TAFEs were built up over decades with taxpayer's money and have educated hundreds of thousands of Victorians based on the principle of affordable and accessible training for all.
Chronic under-funding from the previous government has seen Victoria's TAFE system become the lowest funded TAFE system in Australia.