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Climate strike exposes the Victorian Labor Government's shocking record on coal

2019-09-19 The Victorian Greens are highlighting the Victorian Labor Government’s shocking record on coal and the inadequacies of their renewable energy target in the lead up to Friday’s global climate strike in Melbourne. KEY FACTS Victoria burns more coal per year than the proposed Adani mine will produce each year. Victoria’s three brown coal power stations burn a combined total of around a million tonnes of coal per week. Victoria’s Yallourn power station is Australia’s oldest and most polluting coal-fired power station. Victoria’s energy sector will still produce 33.9 million tonnes of carbon pollution in 2030 – down from 35.9...

Members Statement: Windsor Primary School

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): Good local public schools are so essential to a livable community, so it was really pleasing to spend some time at Windsor Primary School as part of the principal for a day program and join principal Peter Seddon and meet some of the staff, including some student teachers, and of course meet the students and get a sneak preview of what I am sure was a terrific whole-school performance, and to get an understanding of Peter’s and his team’s approach to educating and supporting young people from their approach to school leadership to what happens in the classroom....

Members Statement: Melbourne Bike Share Scheme

Mr HIBBINS: I also wish to express my disappointment in the government’s decision to scrap the Melbourne Bike Share scheme. Almost every world-class city has a successful public bike share scheme. But Melbourne’s is half‑baked scheme never got the support it needed from government to work. It was almost as if it were set up to fail. There were never enough bikes and stations. I used to see people riding down Chapel Street on them all the time, visiting Prahran Market, but we never got any stations put there. There was a lack of proper bike infrastructure in the inner city....

Adjournment: North East Link

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) : My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Transport Infrastructure, and the action I seek is for the minister to rethink the North East Link. Today on the steps of Parliament local residents spoke about the devastating impact that this toll road will have on their local amenity, their environment and their green spaces. I was presented with a joint letter signed by hundreds of people calling on the government to stop the North East Link, which I will read into Hansard. It is to 'Dear Premier’ and the minister: We call on you to stop the...

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