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Education Legislation Amendment (TAFE and University Governance Reform) Bill 2015

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Education Legislation Amendment (TAFE and University Governance Reform) Bill 2015. I will preface my comments by saying that there has been a bit of back and forth, a bit of counterclaim between government and opposition, on who is to blame for TAFE, which...


Members Statement: SPCCC

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — On Sunday I went to the Swinburne Prahran Community Children's Centre Co-operative (SPCCCC) fete. It was a fantastic event with a great turnout, and it was terrific to see so many members of the community coming together to support the centre. I was also very happy to snaffle the...



Grievance Debate

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to contribute to the grievance debate. For those in the gallery or those watching online, the grievance debate is great tradition — it is a 2-hour airing of grievances that occurs every third Wednesday in this house. It is close to the holiday season but it is not...


Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment Bill 2015

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment Bill 2015. The Greens are concerned about this bill and the unintended consequences that could arise from it. This bill obviously takes a tough on crime approach that creates a range of new penalties, which are already...



Constituency Question: Tram Stops

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — (Question 6534) My constituency question is to the Minister for Public Transport. A number of residents have contacted me regarding the issue of cars failing to stop for trams at tram stops, with the stop at the corner of Toorak Road and Chapel Street eastbound being of particular concern. 


Adjournment: Prahran electorate cycling

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. The action I seek is for the minister to invest in cycling infrastructure in the Prahran electorate. Quality bike infrastructure is essential to a livable city. The sun is out, and increasing numbers of residents in Prahran...



Members Statement: Vocational Education and Training

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to bring attention to the shambolic state of vocational education and training (VET) in Victoria, and in particular the devastating effect it has had on our TAFE system and for our students. The reforms from the previous Labor government, which were continued under the Liberal-Nationals government, have...


Relationships Amendment Bill 2015

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Relationships Amendment Bill 2015. This bill makes changes to the Relationships Act 2008. It allows for relationships formalised in other jurisdictions, such as overseas same-sex marriages or relationships recognised in other states that have similar relationship registers, to be recognised in Victoria. It...



Local Government Amendment (Fair Go Rates) Bill 2015

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — The Kennett era continues here and it continues with this bill. The ghost of Kennett arises! The curse of Kennett has gone from Hawthorn down to local governments now. We know the effects of Kennett's rate capping, the effects in the past with infrastructure backlog and the inability of...


Adoption Amendment (Adoption by Same-Sex Couples) Bill 2015

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Adoption Amendment (Adoption by Same-Sex Couples) Bill 2015. This is a long overdue landmark bill which the Victorian Greens wholeheartedly support. It is a bill that will strengthen families of all kinds across Victoria by giving children of same-sex couples the same protections...



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