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How Victoria Voted for Lockdowns (again) and Voted Against Fresh Air


An early Merry Christmas to all: the VIC State of Emergency Extension passed by 1 vote.

In this explainer we look at:
1. What actually changed in the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008
2. How the MPs voted and what deals were made?
3. WHY did they vote that way (reading Hansard)?
4. The Liberal push to make it month by month
5. Victoria ‘the most transparent state’ in Australia
6. The Ombudsman report on what happened to the housing commission towers in July 2020
7. The MPs that voted against FRESH AIR

All MPs who voted against fresh air (source: Hansard 2Mar21):

Fiona Patten MP (Reason Party, formerly Sex Party) fiona.patten@parliament.vic.gov.au
Samantha Ratnam (Greens) samantha.ratnam@parliament.vic.gov.au
Andy Meddick MP (Animal Justice Party) Andy.Meddick@parliament.vic.gov.au
Jaclyn Symes MP (ALP, Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council) jaclyn.symes@parliament.vic.gov.au
Nazih Elasmar MP (ALP, President of the Legislative Council) nazih.elasmar@parliament.vic.gov.au
Gayle Tierney MP (ALP) gayle.tierney@parliament.vic.gov.au
Enver Erdogan MP (ALP) enver.erdogan@parliament.vic.gov.au
Jane Garrett MP (ALP) jane.garrett@parliament.vic.gov.au
Mark Gepp (ALP) mark.gepp@parliament.vic.gov.au
Tien Kieu MP (ALP) Tien.Kieu@parliament.vic.gov.au
Shaun Leane MP (ALP) OfficeMinLeane@ecodev.vic.gov.au
Cesar Melhem MP (ALP) cesar.melhem@parliament.vic.gov.au
Jaala Pulford MP (ALP) jaala.pulford@parliament.vic.gov.au
Harriet Shing MP (ALP) harriet.shing@parliament.vic.gov.au
Ingrid Stitt MP (ALP) Ingrid.Stitt@parliament.vic.gov.au
Lee Tarlamis MP (ALP) lee.tarlamis@parliament.vic.gov.au
Sonia Terpstra MP (ALP) Sonja.Terpstra@parliament.vic.gov.au
Kaushaliya Vaghela MP (ALP) Kaushaliya.Vaghela@parliament.vic.gov.au
Sheena Watt MP (ALP) sheena.watt@parliament.vic.gov.au