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Parliament Speeches

On 3 March 2021, my family violence motion passed unanimously in the Victorian Parliament, confirming that companion animals will be redefined as ‘family members’ under the Family Violence Protection Act 2008. This motion came after mounting evidence that companion animals are being used as a tool...

On 16 October 2019 the Victorian Parliament voted on an ag-gag bill, which was introduced by another member of the crossbench. And despite less-enlightened parliaments across the country introducing these laws, the bill was defeated. I took the opportunity to speak against it and tell my colleagues...

The Kangaroo Pet Food trial commenced in March 2014 as a waste management program, allowing kangaroo meat from authorised wildlife control activities to be processed for pet food instead of being buried or left to decompose. The Andrews government then extended the trial to test...

  DELIVERED IN THE 59TH VICTORIAN PARLIAMENT 6 FEBRUARY 2019   I thank the president for this opportunity to speak, and I congratulate him on his election. I am sure that he will preside in a manner that brings honour and honesty to this place.   I acknowledge that this...

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