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Powers of Attorney Amendment Bill 2016

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on behalf of the Victorian Greens to the Powers of Attorney Amendment Bill 2016. I will speak briefly on this bill because it is largely a technical bill, but there are some key issues which I think are worth touching on, particularly in regard to...


Wesley College

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I spoke at the model United Nations (UN) conference at Wesley College attended by year 9 students. The theme for the day was 'Refugees — Rights and Risks'. Listening to delegations give their opening statements, I was impressed by the thoughtful and considered approaches by students on what their country's stance...



Stonnington Reconciliation Week Community Celebration

Mr HIBBINS — Prahran has a valued local Indigenous community, and it was terrific to get together with families in the local community at the Stonnington Reconciliation Week Community Celebration, which included a welcome to country by the Boon Wurrung traditional owners and an impressive dance performance by the Indigenous Hip-hop Crew,...


Introducing Teddy

Mr HIBBINS — I attended the book launch of Introducing Teddy at Hares & Hyenas.Introducing Teddy is a children's book about friendship, bravery and acceptance that helps children understand gender identity. Well done to writer Jessica Walton, illustrator Dougal MacPherson and publisher Bloomsbury for bringing such a courageous teddy to life.



South Yarra Public Housing Tenants

Mr HIBBINS — I attended a community barbecue with Greens candidate for Higgins, Jason Ball, which was hosted by the South Yarra Public Tenants Association at the Horace Petty Estate. It was a pleasure to chat with residents, many of them from a Russian background, about the estate. We have had some...


Firearm Regulation

M HIBBINS (Prahran) — My question is to the Premier. It is regarding the Adler lever action shotgun, which can fire rounds at speeds comparable to an illegal pump action shotgun. The temporary ban on the importation of the eight-shot Adler expires on 7 August this year, and the review of the national firearms...



Standing and Sessional Orders

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise on behalf of the 'Greens political party', as it is noted in this minority report, to speak on this motion. The Greens will be opposing this motion on the basis that when we look at the commitment to get rid of Dorothy Dixers, which I am sure...


Tobacco Amendment Bill 2016

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Tobacco Amendment Bill 2016. The Greens will be supporting this bill as it is a step forward in banning smoking in outdoor dining areas and in the regulation of e-cigarettes. But from our perspective it is a big disappointment that this bill does...



TRY South Yarra Preschool

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I recently visited the TRY South Yarra Preschool in the Horace Petty estate, where I joined children for an impromptu musical performance and a kick of the footy. TRY South Yarra Preschool provides quality child care to over 40 families in the South Yarra community.


Safe Schools Program

Mr HIBBINS — Safe Schools is a successful and long-running program that once enjoyed support across all political parties, but it has been announced that a future coalition government would axe the Safe Schools program. 



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