Prahran News - December

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Prahran News - December

Dear Neighbour, 

Warmest wishes for a healthy and happy holiday season and for a wonderful new year.

In this edition of Prahran News you'll find information on:

  • Prahran State Secondary School
  • South Yarra Station
  • Punt Road
  • LGBTI Equality
  • Safer Cycling
  • Cleaning Up Politics

My office is a donation point for the Connections Christmas Food and Gift Appeal. Make sure everyone has something to celebrate this Christmas by donating gifts or non-perishable food at my office 94 Chapel Street, Windsor.


Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran.


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South Yarra Station - FOI Documents


Upgrade South Yarra Station

Sam Hibbins obtained documents through Freedom of Information relating to the provision of a South Yarra interchange with the Melbourne Metro Rail project.

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In the news: State government should step in for fans to get 60,000 AFL grand final tickets

It's time to give the AFL grand final back to the fans. 

Just two weeks out from the AFL's biggest day there are calls to double the number of tickets for members of the competing teams. 

Victorian Greens MP Sam Hibbins has called on the state government to use its powers to override the AFL's ticketing scheme and allocate more tickets to club members.

Read the full article here.

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Victoria could soon outlaw LGBTI discrimination in religious schools

Victoria could be the first Australian state to outlaw religious schools sacking gay and lesbian teachers or expelling LGBTI students, under proposed amendments to the state’s Equal Opportunities Act.

Greens Equality Spokesman Sam Hibbins is drafting a private member’s bill making it illegal for religious bodies and religious schools to discriminate against LGBTI students or teachers based on their sexuality or gender identity (as well as their marital or parental status) by removing the schools’ right to claim religious exemptions under the 2010 Act.

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in the media: Stonnington commuters call for improved train timetables

Stonnington Leader
Rebecca Di Nuzzo
ANGRY commuters fed up with dodgy train services are calling on the State Government to introduce more user-friendly timetables.

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In the media: Andrews government may bypass Abbott government policies on renewables

The Age
15 July 2105
Richard Willingham

Premier Daniel Andrews says his government is close to announcing plans to boost investment and jobs in the renewable energy sector by bypassing the Abbott government's policies.

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ALERT: Tram Route 8 proposed changes

Trams-passing-Flinders-Street-(full-page).jpgPublic Transport Victoria (PTV) have announced a proposal to merge Tram Route 8 Toorak –Moreland with Route 55 Domain-West Coburg.


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Victoria can't build its way out of congestion says VicRoads Chief

Melbourne traffic

New report predicting nine major roadways will be gridlocked by 2031 says key is public transport infrastructure, and getting people out of cars and onto bikes.

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The Victorian Government has announced it will provide the Gender Dysphoria Clinic at the Royal Children's Hospital $6 million over four years.

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In the news: Represent on SYN Radio

RepresentOver the weekend I spoke to Represent on SYN about my take on the state budget, progress on the Prahran State Secondary School and my notice of motion in parliament to support marriage equality. Listen to my interview here.


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