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Questions Without Notice: LGBTI Community

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — My question is to the Minister for Education. Research shows that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex young people have higher rates of mental health issues and suicide and that there is a clear link between discrimination and poor mental health. What will the minister do...


Second Reading: Firearms Amendment (Trafficking and Other Measures) Bill 2015

MR HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Firearms Amendment (Trafficking and Other Measures) Bill 2015. The Greens will be supporting this bill. From this there will not be any need to go into consideration-in-detail, which will no doubt please the members on the other side. The Greens...



Second Reading: Racing Amendment Bill 2015

MR HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak in the debate on the Racing Amendment Bill 2015. I will preface my comments, as other members have, by honouring Bart Cummings, who passed away recently. He had 12 Melbourne Cup wins and was a Member of the Order of Australia and...


Adjournment Matter: Horace Petty housing estate kindergarten

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran)—My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, and the action I seek is for an urgent upgrade of the kindergarten located on the Horace Petty housing estate in the Prahran electorate.



Questions Without Notice: Private Registered Training Organisations

QUESTION WITHOUT NOTICE — Sue Pennicuik to ask the Minister for Training and Skills. Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) — My question is for the Minister for Training and Skills, and it relates to something he mentioned in his response to Mr Finn. The minister is aware of the arrest of...


QUESTION WITHOUT NOTICE: REGISTERED TRAINING ORGANISATIONS

QUESTION WITHOUT NOTICE — Sue Pennicuik to ask the Minister for Training and Skills. Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) — My question is to the Minister for Training and Skills. On 6 August I asked the minister whether he was aware of a private registered training organisation (RTO) that was allegedly...



QUESTION WITHOUT NOTICE: VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING, PRAHRAN

QUESTION WITHOUT NOTICE — Sue Pennicuik to ask the Minister for Training and Skills. Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) — My question is to the Minister for Training and Skills. Recently public housing tenants in Prahran were signed up to inappropriate vocational education and training (VET) courses with the inducement of iPads and...


Question Without Notice: Vocational Education and Training

QUESTION WITHOUT NOTICE — Sue Pennicuik to ask the Minister for Training and Skills. Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) — My question is to the Minister for Training and Skills, and it relates to his ministers statement and media release of yesterday where he reported on training rorts by certain employers...



Constituency Question: Prahran Electorate

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — (Question 411) My constituency question is for the Minister for Planning. The Punt Road Public Acquisition Overlay Advisory Committee was set up earlier this year to report on the potential removal of the public acquisition overlay (PAO) along Punt Road in the Prahran electorate.


Business of the House: Program

I rise to speak on the government business program. The Greens will not be opposing this government business program. There are four bills listed on the program. We have not foreshadowed any amendments or requested consideration in detail of any of these bills, not that that would make the slightest...



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