Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber has congratulated Gippsland residents on winning a short term halt to gas drilling.
"The government has listened to the community who've expressed their view loud and clear. Land and water for food production is the most precious thing we have, but fossil fuel exploration threatens both," Mr Barber said.
“The Seaspray community has campaigned strongly against onshore gas exploration, and this decision is a clear attempt to silence their protests.
The Victorian Greens will vote against clause 4 of the Crimes Amendment (Protection of Children) Bill 2014 saying it will worsen the impact of abuse on children by criminalising their non-abusive mothers.
Ten family violence and sexual assault advocacy organisations and the Federation of Community Legal Centres have called on the National Party to join the Greens and ALP in opposing Clause 4 of the bill.
"The Coalition Government has recklessly ignored the concerns of expert organisations and the Cummins Report* in progressing the law," said Victorian Greens spokesperson on children and youth, Colleen Hartland.
Elms, a seven-year-old gelding had to be put down on the track after severely fracturing his right fore cannon bone after the first obstacle in a restricted hurdle at Casterton yesterday.
Victorian Greens Animal Welfare spokesperson Sue Pennicuik MLC said she is dismayed and angry that yet another horse, the second in five days, has been killed in a Victorian jumps race.
“This brings the total deaths to three in Victoria which proves Racing Victoria's so-called safety measures are not working. The only way to guarantee safety is to end Jumps Racing which is 10 - 20 times more dangerous to horses than flat racing,” Ms Pennicuik said.
Greg Barber MLC, leader of the Victorian Greens, said new modelling by Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows Victorians will lose clean energy jobs and lower long-term energy prices if the federal government cuts the Renewable Energy Target (RET).
Greg Barber said, "The Liberals are stifling the development of our renewable energy resources, which means Victoria misses out on jobs and other benefits.
"The Bloomberg New Energy Finance modelling shows the Renewable Energy Target (RET) will cut the cost of energy for households and businesses, plus bring jobs.
Show Dancer, a seven-year-old gelding, was put down after suffering a horrific and brutal fall during the 3,400m steeplechase at Sandown Racecourse yesterday. Two other horses also fell.
Victorian Greens Animal Welfare spokesperson Sue Pennicuik MLC said she is deeply saddened and dismayed that yet another horse has been killed in a jumps race and is calling again on the government to ban this cruel and barbaric so called ‘sport’.