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Samantha Ratnam - Leader of the Victorian Greens

@SamanthaRatnam

Sep 21

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The Victorian Labor Government did everything they could all afternoon to run down the clock & block me from debating my motion calling on them to reverse their disrespectful decision to rename Maroondah Hospital. Adds insult to injury. 1/3 #SpringSt

Other MPs were willing to give the motion more time, but the Government were not. I got to speak briefly to it though and put on the record what First Nations leaders have said about the decision in recent days. 2/3

Treaty means listening to First Nations communities. It is about showing respect now, listening now and acting now. This is not what Treaty looks like. 3/3

P.S. The Libs tried to pull me up for saying that the monarch represented colonisation, and claimed that I wasn't allowed to reflect on the Queen in Parliament in that way. But the monarchy *does* represent colonisation to many, and we should be able to talk about it.

Samantha Ratnam - Leader of the Victorian Greens

@SamanthaRatnam

Parliamentary Leader of the @VictorianGreens. Member for the Northern Metro Region in the Victorian Parliament. She/her.

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