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Constituency questions: Pop up bike lanes in Prahran

I will take this on the basis that the member for Morwell is not in the chamber and there is a spare crossbench slot going, unless that was to be taken by someone else. I just ask the minister for transport for an update on pop-up bike lanes within the...


Grievance debate: Homelessness

It is Homelessness Week this week, and I grieve for the thousands of Victorians who are experiencing homelessness every single night as well as the many others who are in housing stress who have been pushed to the margins, in particular the over 100 000—reaching almost 120 000 now—who are on the...



Question without Notice: Social and affordable housing

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My question is for the Minister for Planning. Minister, this week is Homelessness Week. Victoria is in a housing crisis. There are around 25 000 Victorians that are homeless on any given night and 120 000 people on the public housing waiting list, yet last week the...


Members statements: Chapel Street revitalisation

I want to thank members of the Prahran community who attended my round table to share ideas on how best to revive Chapel Street. Chapel Street is the social and economic heart of our community. It is a Victorian icon, and constituents have made it clear to me that reviving...



Members statement: Prahran public housing

The government must improve living conditions at our local public housing estates in the Prahran electorate. My office continues to hear from countless residents about the substandard conditions in both high-rise apartments and walk-ups. At 2 Simmons Street, South Yarra, the first two floors were renovated 10 years ago, with the government...


Constituency questions: Solar for Prahran residents

My constituency question is for the Minister for Solar Homes, who is in the chamber today, and I ask: what is the government doing to ensure that residents in the Prahran electorate can access the Solar Homes program and increase the uptake of solar within our community? Our community wants...



Members statement: Transition from gas

This week the Greens introduced our Planning and Environment Amendment (Transition from Gas) Bill 2022 to change the ridiculous planning laws that we have in this state that force new homes to connect to gas when we know just how expensive, how unhealthy and how bad for our climate it is....


Members statement: Federal election 2022

I want to congratulate our local terrific federal Greens candidates Steph Hodgins-May and Sonya Semmens and their amazing teams for their energetic campaigns, Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe for her re-election and Adam Bandt and the entire Greens team on their relentless campaign tackling climate and inequality—so fantastic to see the...



Electoral Matters Committee report - Group voting tickets

I rise to speak on the Electoral Matters Committee report on the inquiry into the 2018 election. Most of the submissions to that inquiry related to group voting tickets. The inquiry did not consider those; in fact I believe witnesses were actually gagged from talking about group voting tickets, and...


Treaty Authority and Other Treaty Elements Bill 2022

I want to begin in speaking on behalf of the Greens to the Treaty Authority and Other Treaty Elements Bill 2022 by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land that this Parliament is on, the Wurundjeri and Woi Wurrung people. I want to pay my respects to their elders past and...



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