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Greens sport spokesperson Sam Hibbins has called on the State Government to amend the AFL Grand Final ticket scheme to allocate more tickets to competing club members.

“The AFL is raking in profits from the Grand Final. It’s time they gave back to fans by increasing the ticket allocation to competing club members,” Sam Hibbins said.

“Just 30 per cent of Grand Final tickets are allocated to competing club members while the AFL cashes in on corporate tickets.

“It’s a slap in the face to loyal club members that corporate tickets worth thousands are already on sale.

“The Minister for Tourism and Major Events has powers within the Major Sporting Event Act to change how tickets are allocated for the AFL Grand Final.

“The Minister must step in and to make sure more club members can experience footy’s biggest day,” he said.

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Wesley College

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I spoke at the model United Nations (UN) conference at Wesley College attended by year 9 students. The theme for the day was 'Refugees — Rights and Risks'. Listening to delegations give their opening statements, I was impressed by the thoughtful and considered approaches by students on what their country's stance was. Well done to all students who took part and to the United Nations Association of Australia, Victoria Division. The UN is such a critical global institution, and it was great to see students embracing the challenging role of a UN delegate.

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Mr HIBBINS — Prahran has a valued local Indigenous community, and it was terrific to get together with families in the local community at the Stonnington Reconciliation Week Community Celebration, which included a welcome to country by the Boon Wurrung traditional owners and an impressive dance performance by the Indigenous Hip-hop Crew, which involved a significant amount of crowd participation.

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Introducing Teddy

Mr HIBBINS — I attended the book launch of Introducing Teddy at Hares & Hyenas.Introducing Teddy is a children's book about friendship, bravery and acceptance that helps children understand gender identity. Well done to writer Jessica Walton, illustrator Dougal MacPherson and publisher Bloomsbury for bringing such a courageous teddy to life.

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Mr HIBBINS — I attended a community barbecue with Greens candidate for Higgins, Jason Ball, which was hosted by the South Yarra Public Tenants Association at the Horace Petty Estate. It was a pleasure to chat with residents, many of them from a Russian background, about the estate. We have had some great wins at the estate, with new security doors installed and an upgrade to the South Yarra Kindergarten. I look forward to continuing to advocate on behalf of residents.

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