Election of Speaker

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — On behalf of the Victorian Greens and my absent colleague, the member for Melbourne, I would like to congratulate you on your election as Speaker. It is clear that now more than ever we need a Speaker that upholds the values and the standards that the Victorian people expect and demand from this Parliament and its members. Of course, as was pointed out, you, like all of us, will be judged by your actions in the role that you hold, but can I express my support and my confidence in your ability to restore the community's trust in this place and to independently uphold the rules and the procedures that govern us. Congratulations.