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Greens welcome injecting facility announcement but call for changes

Adam Bandt 5 Jun 2020

Local Greens MPs for Melbourne, Adam Bandt and Ellen Sandell, have welcomed the government’s decision to expand the number of supervised injecting trial sites, including in Melbourne, saying the Greens had repeatedly pushed the government to relieve the pressure on Richmond residents by expanding trial locations.

The Greens were the first political party to advocate for the supervised injecting facility trial.

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Abbotsford Centrelink closure is savagery and incompetence

Local Greens MP and Leader, Adam Bandt, has slammed Minister Stuart Robert’s decision to close the Abbotsford Centrelink this Friday.

“The decision to close one of the country’s busiest Centrelink offices in with just 24 hours notice shows how little the Liberals care about people who are struggling,” Greens Leader and Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt said today.

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Wrap up from the meeting - Keep Melbourne Liveable

On Wednesday 2 May, Adam Bandt hosted an emergency public meeting on the Baillieu Government’s proposed East-West tollway. Over 160 people attended the Dan O’Connell Hotel to hear from Adam, Cr. Cathy Oke and representatives of Yarra Campaign for Action on Transport, Public Transport Users Association and local residents’ associations. Speakers discussed the significant negative impacts that the proposed tollway would have on local neighbourhoods, and better solutions to Melbourne’s transport needs.

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I will fight tollway: Bandt

Greens MP Adam Bandt says he will fight any Federal funding of any East West tollway through inner Melbourne. Reports today suggest industry and the State government is gearing up to proceed with plans for the roadway.

"People in Melbourne do not want a tollway cutting through their communities. Whether it is a tunnel or above ground, the East West link will make Melbourne less liveable and create a rats nest of off-ramps in the inner city", Mr Bandt said.

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