Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — What a cowardly act by the state government to announce its decision to retain the Punt Road public acquisition overlay at 10 minutes to 5 on Friday afternoon, the dumping ground for bad news. Make no mistake: this is a broken promise by Labor. I read from a media release from just before the last election titled 'Punt Road residents ignored by Napthine', with quotes from the then Labor candidate:
Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise briefly to speak on the amendments that have come from the other place in regard to the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Bill 2017. We will be supporting these amendments because we believe that the reduction to a $1 levy is much fairer. We thought the initial estimates from the government in terms of revenue that would be raised from this levy were very conservative and we believe that the $1 levy will still meet the government's needs in terms of the compensation they will be paying.
MrHIBBINS — I also condemn the government for voting against the Greens 'metre matters' bill that came before this house recently. All states are now moving towards a mandatory passing distance for vehicles from cyclists. We need to start taking cyclist safety seriously, and the government can do that by passing that legislation.
MrHIBBINS — It is time to ban the plastic bag. Support continues to grow from communities and local councils. Both Port Phillip and Stonnington councils have passed motions in support of banning single-use plastic bags. I urge the government and opposition to support the Greens private members bill that we have put forward to ban single-use plastic bags. It is time to join the war on waste and stop plastic bags and plastic pollution from ending up in our bay, rivers and oceans.