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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 Chapel Street area—are an essential part of our local area. Revolver, Chasers and the Windsor Castle Hotel are just some of the institutions and many venues in Prahran, and no doubt many members in this place have frequented those venues at some point or another. The vibrancy they bring, their...

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 to Black Lives Matter and the need to address racism, systemic racism and the need for criminal justice reform. The situation here in Victoria is damning. There are more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in jail than ever before in Victoria’s history. The rate of Indigenous incarceration in Victoria...

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 the Victorian child safe standards. These changes are implementing the recommendation from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. I would like to start by acknowledging the work of the royal commission and of course more importantly the incredible bravery and strength of survivors who shared their...

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) Can the Minister provide assurances that the mature trees on the perimeter of the site will be protected.  

Second Reading: Retails Leases Amendment Bill 2019

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise on behalf of the Greens to speak to the Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2020. I will speak briefly on it and I will just go to what is in the bill, which is confirming the current practice of landlords passing on the cost of repairs, maintenance and installation of essential safety measures to tenants when agreed to in a lease. It requires retail tenants to be informed of the proposed rent before they extend their lease; allows more time for tenants to consider the terms and conditions of a proposed lease—14 days compared with seven...

Adjournment Matter Student Resources

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Education, and the action I seek is for the minister to allow every Victorian school student who has received a laptop or tablet from the state government to learn from home to keep them. I commend the government for providing over 50 000 tablets and laptops to students, as well as internet dongles, although the minister has made clear that this is a loan. This was essential to ensuring disadvantaged students without access to a computer and internet could learn from home. However, what this pandemic has exposed that is really concerning...

Second Reading Speech Wage Theft Bill 2020

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise on behalf of the Greens to speak in support of the Wage Theft Bill 2020. This bill is criminalising wage theft, the act of failing to pay or deliberately underpaying workers wages or the other entitlements, like leave, allowances and superannuation that they are entitled to. I would like to begin by acknowledging the long work of Trades Hall in campaigning for action on this issue and congratulate them on their success in seeing the criminalisation of wage theft—well, it is not yet a reality; it has got to make it through the two houses of...

Question on Notice: Upgrade South Yarra Station

Question on Notice: Mr. Hibbins to ask the Minister for Transport Infrastructure In regards to the upgrade of South Yarra Station: (1) What is the latest information on the upgrade on the South Yarra station? (2) When will the works under planning permit 0483/19, which was approved in July 2019, commence? (3) When will the South Yarra station master plan be released?   Answer: I thank the Member for Prahran for his question. Work on the South Yarra station entrance and the tram stops outside the station is expected to begin later this year, with detailed design well underway. This will...

North East Link Bill 2020: Second Reading

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise to speak on behalf of the Greens to the North East Link Bill 2020. This bill will establish the North East Link tolling corporation; provide for the imposition, collection and enforcement of tolls; and provide for the tabling and amendment of the North East Link tolling agreement. It will also make several consequential amendments to the Road Management Act 2004 and other acts. It is important to go into why this bill has been brought before this house—why the government is setting up a publicly owned tolling company to run tolls on the North East Link. It is...

Questions without notice: Onshore conventional gas

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My question is to the Premier. Premier, onshore gas drilling will make climate change worse through the burning of methane gas for energy and the release of methane into the atmosphere, as well as putting our farmland and our natural environment at risk. How on earth can the government at this time, and also in a time of climate crisis, justify lifting the moratorium on conventional onshore gas drilling? Mr ANDREWS (Mulgrave—Premier): I thank the member for Prahran for his question. As the member for Prahran knows only too well, a science-based review of these arrangements has been conducted...

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