Skip navigation

GREENS VOW TO CONTINUE ADOPTION EQUALITY FIGHT

profile image
Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
9 December 2015

 

Wednesday, Dec 9th, 2015

Victorian Greens LGBTI spokesperson Sam Hibbins has welcomed the passing of adoption equality legislation, but criticised the Coalition's amendment to maintain discrimination. 

"The Greens welcome the passing of adoption equality legislation which will strengthen families and protect children of same-sex couples," Sam Hibbins said.

"We're disappointed the Liberal National Coalition broke their promise of a free vote and forced amendments to the bill that will allow for discrimination against same sex couples.

"The Greens will continue fighting to achieve adoption equality in full. We will shortly be launching an exposure draft of a private members bill which will remove exemptions in the Equal Opportunity Act for religious organisations and schools, including adoption agencies," Sam Hibbins said.

profile image
Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
9 December 2015
SHARE:

WHAT I'M FIGHTING FOR


LATEST NEWS

PARLIAMENT

Members statement: Prahran public housing

The government must improve living conditions at our local public housing estates in the Prahran electorate. My office continues to hear from countless residents about the substandard conditions in both high-rise apartments and walk-ups. At 2 Simmons Street, South Yarra, the first two floors were renovated 10 years ago, with the government...

PARLIAMENT

Constituency questions: Solar for Prahran residents

My constituency question is for the Minister for Solar Homes, who is in the chamber today, and I ask: what is the government doing to ensure that residents in the Prahran electorate can access the Solar Homes program and increase the uptake of solar within our community? Our community wants...

PARLIAMENT

Members statement: Transition from gas

This week the Greens introduced our Planning and Environment Amendment (Transition from Gas) Bill 2022 to change the ridiculous planning laws that we have in this state that force new homes to connect to gas when we know just how expensive, how unhealthy and how bad for our climate it is....

PARLIAMENT

Members statement: Federal election 2022

I want to congratulate our local terrific federal Greens candidates Steph Hodgins-May and Sonya Semmens and their amazing teams for their energetic campaigns, Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe for her re-election and Adam Bandt and the entire Greens team on their relentless campaign tackling climate and inequality—so fantastic to see the...