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PARLIAMENT

Adjournment: Cost of Living

My adjournment is for the Premier, and the action I seek is for the Premier to go further and faster in reducing cost-of-living pressures on Victorians. So many Victorians, in particular young people, are facing rising housing, transport, energy and day-to-day living costs along with flatlining wages. The Premier said...


Members statement: Cycling Infrastructure

I have been so impressed how the cycling community has come together to urge Melbourne City Council to continue, not delay, their rollout of safe bike infrastructure throughout the CBD. We are in a climate crisis. Transport is Victoria’s fastest growing source of emissions. We need massive investment in active...



Summary Offences Amendment (Nazi Symbol Prohibition) Bill 2022

I rise today to speak on behalf of the Greens to the Summary Offences Amendment (Nazi Symbol Prohibition) Bill 2022, which the Greens wholeheartedly support. This bill will make it a criminal offence to knowingly display the Nazi symbol, the Hakenkreuz, as associated with Nazi ideology, in public. It is an...


Constituency question: Pedestrian crossing Alma Road

My question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and I ask: will the minister fix the pedestrian crossing on the intersection of Alma Road and Westbury Street in St Kilda East to ensure that it makes a sound and vibrates so people who are visually impaired can safely...



Members statement: Mental Health Foundation South Yarra

I recently attended the opening of the Mental Health Foundation Australia’s new integrated wellness hub, a comprehensive, integrated mental health service for young people, adults, carers and families in South Yarra. It offers free or cost-effective mental health services primarily targeted at young people but also with a focus on...


Members statements: Uniting Prahran funding

For this budget I have been advocating to government for more funding for social services in Prahran, so I was really pleased to see funding for the improvement of facilities at Uniting Prahran in today’s state budget as part of the emerging with stronger communities program to support the social...



Condolence: Shane Warne

I rise to speak on the condolence motion for Shane Warne. Shane Warne was a cricketing legend, and he was a Victorian. I thought, with this speech, what better place to start than a time before Warnie. He was a legend, so what was before Warnie? What was before all...


Adjournment: Support for Artists in Prahran

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Creative Industries, and the action I seek is for the minister to financially support artists to set up spaces and studios, including in Prahran and the Chapel Street precinct, to help revive our community. The creative industries are so important to the...



Question without Notice: Social and affordable housing levy

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My question is for the Treasurer. Treasurer, environmental groups and the car industry opposed the EV tax, but the government went ahead with it anyway. The mining industry did not want the gold royalty, but the government went ahead with it anyway. Big business did not want...


Adjournment: Upgrade the #78 Tram

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport, and the action I seek is for the minister to upgrade the 78 tram. Now, we love the 78 tram in my community. It is our neighbourhood tram. It runs right through the electorate along Chapel Street but then up across the...



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