VICTORIAN NEWS: October 2021

VICTORIAN NEWS: October 2021

Welcome to the latest Sustainable Australia Party (VIC) eNewsletter.

Victorian news

Regional branch letterboxing and social meetups are recommencing in November, as COVID-19 restrictions ease. To see if there is an upcoming event near you, click here.

To discover your regional branch, click here, and follow updates on your branch page.

We continue to receive candidate applications in response to our recent call for expressions of interest. Please keep them coming. You can find information about becoming a candidate here.

We recently conducted an audit of our national membership to enable us to comply with new Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) political party registration requirements. Thanks to all who responded.

The Electoral Boundaries Commission (EBC) has finalised the latest State electoral boundary redivision, which was released on 28 October 2021. The new electoral boundaries will apply at the next State election, scheduled for 26 November 2022. For more information click here.

We’re investigating the possibility of holding an all-Victorian members Zoom conference in early 2022…stay tuned!


Clifford Hayes MP news

In Parliament and out in the community our State Upper House member for Southern Metropolitan Region, Clifford Hayes MP, has been leading the fight to protect our suburbs from overdevelopment, call for greater integrity in politics, and protect our open spaces and ‘green wedges’.

Recently in Parliament:

Clifford introduced a Bill to Parliament to amend the Planning & Environment Act 1987, which may as well be called the Planning & ‘Development’ Act. Clifford’s Bill aims to ensure that the environment is given a high priority in all planning decisions. For more information click here.

Clifford raised the importance of heritage homes in Roseberry St, Hawthorn, protecting Kew’s heritage sites and raised concerns about VCAT overriding residential zone restrictions, as well as calling on the planning minister to close loopholes in the Vic Smart planning system which are being exploited by developers.

Clifford supported the Government’s Energy Legislation Amendment Bill but said it needs to go further to protect green wedges and develop new industries and energy production capacity rather than relying on coal and construction as the backbone of our economy. See the full speech here.

Clifford supported the Government’s Forests Legislation Amendment Bill, which improves enforcement capability to prevent illegal logging, stating that it is a good start but that so much more needs to be done. See the full speech here.

Clifford supported the Greens motion opposing gas drilling at the 12 Apostles/Port Campbell National Park. See the full speech here.

To see more head over to Clifford’s YouTube channel.


Events

Upcoming events:

Eastern Metropolitan (Balwyn) letterboxing and social meetup - Sunday, 7 November 2021

Western Victoria (Geelong) letterboxing and social meetup - Sunday, 7 November 2021

Southern Metropolitan (Elsternwick) letterboxing and social meetup - Sunday, 7 November 2021

Northern Metropolitan (Coburg) letterboxing and social meetup - Sunday, 5 December 2021

Western Victoria (Geelong) letterboxing and social meetup - Sunday, 5 December 2021

South-Eastern Metropolitan (Frankston) letterboxing and social meetup - Sunday, 5 December 2021 - to be confirmed

Eastern Metropolitan (Glen Waverley) letterboxing and social meetup - Sunday, 12 December 2021 - to be confirmed

RSVP here.


If you have any questions, please get in touch via the Contact link.

Kind regards

Stephen Tighe BA MPPG

State Administrator - Victoria

Sustainable Australia Party