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Victoria continues to fall short when it comes to public school funding

MEDIA RELEASE A comparison of state and federal funding agreements has exposed the Andrews Labor Government’s woeful rate of public school funding.   Victoria currently spends less on public schools than any other state or territory in Australia, and with its current agreement, will be the last state to reach...


Victorians need certainty that Somyurek didn't meddle with proposed council ward changes

Victorians need certainty that Somyurek didn't meddle with proposed council ward changes 22/06/2020   The Victorian Greens have called on the new minister for local government, Shaun Leane, to ensure that any proposed council ward changes made by Adem Somyurek were done in good faith and not to corrupt local...



Constituency Question: Live Music Venues

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My constituency question is to the Minister for Creative Industries, and I ask: will the minister establish a support fund for live music venues so live music venues in the Prahran electorate can survive this pandemic? Live music venues—the clubs and pubs in the Prahran electorate around the...


Members Statement: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander incarceration

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): Black lives matter, Indigenous lives matter, and I acknowledge in speaking on this issue there is actually no Indigenous person in this place to do the same. The murder of George Floyd, an African-American man, by a police officer in Minneapolis, USA, has turned the world’s attention...



Second Reading: Education and Training Reform Amendment (Regulation of Student Accommodation) Bill 2020

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise on behalf of the Victorian Greens to speak to the Education and Training Reform Amendment (Regulation of Student Accommodation) Bill 2020. This bill is bringing school boarding premises under the remit of the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA), ensuring that boarding schools must comply with...


Question on Notice: Bangs Street redevelopment:

QUESTION ON NOTICE — Mr Hibbins to ask the Minister for Housing —    In regards to the Bangs Street, Prahran, redevelopment:   (1) When will the plans be released for local residents and members of the public to view and consider.   (2) When will construction begin.   (3)...



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