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Gaming licences

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — My question is to the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation. Last month the government allowed the approval of 50 pokies to be installed in the Grandview Hotel in Fairfield, against the wishes of the local community. This is despite the Royal Commission into Family Violence showing a link between gambling addiction and family violence —

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Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak briefly on the Caulfield Racecourse Reserve Bill 2017 because I really understand the absolute importance of open space and recreational space in our area. This bill will have a positive effect not just on the Glen Eira municipality and the Glen Eira community, but those in Stonnington, Monash, Port Phillip and surrounding areas.

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St Kilda Road Improvement Study

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — (13 069) My constituency question is to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and I ask: what is the latest information on the St Kilda Road safety improvement study? With spring arriving and the sun coming out more and more people will be riding their bikes, St Kilda Road is one of our most popular routes, but also one of the most dangerous.

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Members Statement: Claude Ullin

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to pay tribute Claude Ullin, who passed away recently. Claude served as a councillor in the City of Malvern and the City of Stonnington for 25 years. He was mayor of Stonnington and Malvern five times, the last being in 2016.

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Mr HIBBINS — This weekend I was out and about in the Prahran electorate supporting marriage equality and encouraging people to fill out their surveys and post them back straightaway. The response from Prahran residents has been an overwhelming 'yes', with many residents anxious they had not received their surveys yet and very much keen to support marriage equality. I am in awe of the strength and resilience of the LGBTI community for all the rubbish they have had to put up with in their fight for equality, this survey being just one other example.

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