My constituency question is to the Minister for Education, and I ask: what is the latest information on the new Prahran High School? Many constituents have expressed to me that they are impressed with the recently released designs for the new school, which will house 650 students over four storeys, incorporating recreation and green space within those buildings. Demolishing the existing building and building a new purpose built school was something the local community had been advocating for, and it was glad to see the designs for the new school.
Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — Residents in the Prahran electorate are being left in limbo with regard to the decision on the future of the Punt Road public acquisition overlay (PAO). The Punt Road PAO committee handed its report on the overlay to the planning minister back in May 2016. Residents have now been waiting 10 months for a decision from the planning minister. They have been advised that the Minister for Planning has requested further technical work to be undertaken by VicRoads and a decision will be made on the PAO early this year.
Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2017. This bill prohibits synthetic drugs by defining them by their psychoactive effect rather than by listing them as individual substances. It reduces the amount of methamphetamine considered a commercial quantity, and it allows doctors and nurses to administer opioid substances to people in police jails without a permit instead of just prisons.
MrHIBBINS (Prahran) — My question is to the Premier. In the opening weekend of duck shooting season numerous threatened species, protected ducks and other waterbirds were killed, many of which were displayed outside your office. Premier, will you make this year's duck season the last ever in Victoria?
MrHIBBINS (Prahran) (By leave) — As I understand it, we have a motion here put by the opposition to move directly onto their motion to set up a select committee into the conduct of the member for Tarneit and the member for Melton. This is similar to a motion that they put forward last sitting week, and when that motion was put forward we were still waiting on the report from the Audit Committee into the use of the second residence allowance by those members.