A Bill is a proposal for a draft law or legislation. Head here to find out more about the stages of a bill and the law making process.
The Legislative Council (or Upper House as it is commonly referred to) plays an important role, ensuring that the interests of all members of the community are heard and proportionally represented.
The Legislative Council is designed to act as a house of review for legislation. The Greens have two representatives in the state Upper House – myself and Mark Parnell - who collectively share the balance of power with other cross-bench MLCs.
The Greens’ platform centres on four pillars: ecological sustainability, participatory democracy, social justice, and peace and non-violence. At our core, we believe in putting people and the environment ahead of short-term vested interests. In all we do, we are working to create a fairer future for all Australians. To find out more about our work, view a full list of our policies here and follow me on social media at the links below.
As small or insignificant as one vote might seem, elections have been won and lost on a knife-edge. Many elections in recent times have been very close, so never doubt that your vote counts. Voting helped the Greens to make history in Melbourne when we won our first lower house seat, and more have followed. By voting, you’re sending a signal to the Parliament and the community about the issues you care about. Go in informed, and make your vote count!
To find out more about how voting works, head to the Australian Electoral Commission website, where there are plenty of useful videos and other information about the voting process.