Sam Hibbins MP, Victorian Greens LGBTI spokesperson has announced the Victorian Greens proposal for a ‘Rainbow State’ special interest number plate at Midsumma Carnival
“The ‘Rainbow State’ special interest number plate would be made available to all Victorian vehicle owners for a fee with money raised going to support cash strapped LGBTI community groups and organisations”
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.
“Vulnerable Victorians are being taken advantage of by for profit private providers. The VET system has degenerated into a get rich quick scheme,” Sam Hibbins said.
“The state government is tipping money into regulating the market driven VET funding policy which is a proven failure. It’s time they abandon the failed marketisation policy and shift funding back to Victoria’s quality public TAFE’s.
“The VET FEE Help scheme is adding fuel to the fire. The federal government must place an immediate ban on the use of private brokers,” he said.
FIGHT FOR ADOPTION EQUALITY WILL CONTINUE
Government refusing to clean up political donations
Greens MP Sam Hibbins has called on the Government to explain its refusal to toughen political donations laws, in light of new revelations that Liberal donors benefited from Napthine Government decisions at Fishermans Bend.
“There is a stench hanging over the Victorian parliament," Sam Hibbins said.
The Greens are calling on the state government to step in to ensure more members of competing clubs can attend the AFL Grand Final.
Sam Hibbins, Victorian Greens TAFE and Training spokesperson has called for an urgent change to the funding of Vocational Education and Training (VET).
“The Punt Road public acquisition overlay (PAO) must go” says Prahran MP Sam Hibbins
Dan Andrews stranded on political donations
Greens Prahran MP Sam Hibbins says Premier Dan Andrews has failed to match the standards set by his own party on political donation disclosures.
Victorian Greens member for Prahran Sam Hibbins says that a recent study shows that Coal Seam Gas (CSG) and fracking is a vote changing issue in Prahran.