Dr Tim Read

Tim Read

Meet Tim

Before entering Parliament, Tim was a doctor treating and researching sexually transmitted infections like HIV. Before that, he was a GP.

Concerned by recent fires and heatwaves, Tim wanted to push the government to take climate change seriously by urgently replacing coal and gas as Victoria’s main energy sources. This is what prompted him to run for Parliament.

The priorities Tim has for his community are safer roads for walking and cycling, more green space, and trees to keep us cool in summer. He says that we also need to repair some of our crumbling public schools and build or buy more housing for our homeless.

Tim’s vision for Victoria’s future is that it runs by clean energy by the end of the decade, and cuts carbon emissions from farming, transport and other sectors.

The areas of public policy that he is most passionate about are reducing the size of the public housing waiting list and our prison population. He also wants to change the way we let advertisers promote unhealthy products such as junk food, alcohol and gambling.

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Positions

  • Spokesperson for Health since December 2018

  • Spokesperson for Research and Science since December 2018

  • Spokesperson for Justice since December 2018

  • Spokesperson for Integrity and Anti-Corruption since December 2018

  • Spokesperson for Youth Justice since December 2018

  • Spokesperson for Sport since December 2018

  • Spokesperson for Community Services June 2020 - October 2021

  • Spokesperson for Gambling June 2020 - October 2021

  • Spokesperson for Multicultural Affairs June 2020 - October 2021

Committee Memberships

Allowances and Budget Reports

Register of Interest

Electorate office

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