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MEDIA RELEASEFriday, April 17th 2015 Coalition must now abandon failed VET marketisation policy. Sam Hibbins, Greens spokesperson for TAFE & Training says it is time to stop forcing TAFE institutes to compete against private operators for government funding.

Second Reading: Domestic Animals Amendment Bill 2015

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Domestic Animals Amendment Bill 2015. Taking this bill at face value, it places a one-year moratorium on the destruction of restricted breed dogs whilst a parliamentary inquiry into restricted breed legislation takes place. In previous debates regarding this matter — on previous bills and...

Answer to Constituency Question: Prahran Mission drop in centre

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — (Question 109) My question is to the Minister for Mental Health. The Prahran Mission drop-in centre in Chapel Street, Prahran, was forced to close after the previous government cut funding to non-clinical community-based mental health services. 

Member Statement: Public Housing

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I recently attended a community barbecue hosted by the South Yarra Public Tenants Association at the Horace Petty estate. There I had a chance to meet residents and discuss any concerns they had. Many residents are elderly and have a Russian background, and we spoke with the assistance of...

Second Reading: Jury Directions Bill 2015

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Jury Directions Bill 2015. I will be brief in my remarks on this bill. The Greens support this bill; however, we have concerns regarding the non-mandatory nature of some of the jury directions.