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OPPOSITION MUST BE OPEN TO COMMUNICATE

September 20, 2016

Independent Member for Shepparton District Suzanna Sheed has called on the Opposition to be more open with its communication.

Ms Sheed is the sole Independent member of the 58th Victorian Parliament.

It comes after the Shadow Minister for Public Safety, Edward O’Donohue introduced two significant Bills into the Upper House recently – one being the Opposition’s carjacking bill, and the other dubbed “no body, no parole” bill.

“I call on Mr O’Donohue to take the time to brief me on such Bills, before they come into the Lower House, as a matter of courtesy not only to me, but the people of the Shepparton District I represent.

I think we can all do better than keeping the Independent member for Shepparton in the dark about proposed important legislation,” Ms Sheed said.

“While the government provides regular briefings on all bills to the crossbenchers in both houses of Parliament there have been a number of occasions when other upper house members have introduced bills but failed to provide any forewarning for briefing on those bills before they come to the Legislative Assembly. I am happy to work with all parties to achieve the best outcomes for my electorate.”

 

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Sueanne McCumstie 0428 743 880│sueanne.mccumstie@parliament.vic.gov.au

 

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