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Question on notice: Registered Training Organisations

QUESTION ON NOTICE — Mr Hibbins to ask the Minister for Education for the Minister for Training and Skills —  In 2014–15:  (1) How many times has the Market Monitoring Unit undertaken a review or an investigation into a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). (2) What were the names of the RTOs reviewed or investigated. (3)...

Adjournment matter: Prahran electorate train services

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport, who I note is in the chamber at this time. The action I seek is for the minister to meet with commuters at Toorak, Hawksburn, Armadale and South Yarra stations to discuss ongoing issues with lack of services, unreliability and overcrowding...

Adoption Amendment Bill 2015

I rise to speak on the Adoption Amendment Bill 2015 on behalf of the Greens. The Greens will be supporting the bill, which moves to get rid of contact statements in relation to adoption, and the associated criminal penalties for breaching the contact statement. I will go into a bit of...

Government Business program 23 June 2015

On behalf of the Greens I rise to oppose the government business program in this instance because legislation providing for the privatisation of the port of Melbourne should not be rushed through before the winter break. .

Tribute to Stonnington Councillor Adrian Stubbs

23 June 2015 I rise to pay tribute to Stonnington Councillor Adrian Stubbs who passed away on Sunday

This week in parliament 9 June

  This week in parliament 9 June 2015 .

Second Reading: Children, Youth and Families Amendment Bill 2015

I welcome this opportunity to speak on the Children, Youth and Families Amendment (Restrictions on the Making of Protection Orders) Bill 2015, and I welcome it as someone who has worked in the community sector and for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). I have a good appreciation...

Member statement: Stonnington Young Leaders

The Young Local Leaders program is a community engagement initiative hosted by the City of Stonnington Youth Services and supported by the YMCA Victoria. The program aims at equipping young people aged 14 to 19 with the skills and passion needed to be change makers in their communities, and it...

Constituency question: pigeon poo on public housing

Mr HIBBINS — My constituency question is to the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing. Earlier this year residents of Inkerman Heights, St Kilda, raised concerns about the unacceptable conditions created by pigeon infestation, including pigeon faeces on windows that went unwashed as well as covering the ground in common areas.

Question on Notice: Public housing masterplan

QUESTION ON NOTICE — Mr Hibbins to ask the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing —  What is the status of the proposed masterplan for Prahran's public housing estates?