Constituency question: Prahran Mission drop in centre
Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — (Question 109) My question is to the Minister for Mental Health. The Prahran Mission drop-in centre in Chapel Street, Prahran, was forced to close after the previous government cut funding to non-clinical community-based mental health services.
Member statement: Great Forest National Park
Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I recently travelled to Victoria's native forests of the Yarra Ranges and Central Highlands, the source of Prahran's drinking water and the Yarra River and home of the Leadbeater's possum, Victoria's faunal emblem.
Second Reading: Education and Training Reform Amendment (Child Safe Schools) Bill 2015
Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — It is with a sense of great responsibility that I speak for the Greens on the Education and Training Reform Amendment (Child Safe Schools) Bill 2015. This bill represents one of the final steps in enacting the recommendations of the Family and Community Development Committee report entitled Betrayal of Trust — Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Non-Government Organisations.
Second Reading: Limitation of Actions Amendment (Child Abuse) Bill 2015
Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Limitation of Actions Amendment (Child Abuse) Bill 2015, the second bill to come before Parliament today in relation to responding to the recommendations in the Betrayal of Trust report. I acknowledge the substantial contributions of all members in this house to the debates on both bills.
Question without Notice: Greyhounds and live baiting
Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — My question is to the Minister for Racing. Given the complete failure of Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) to detect, prevent or stop the outrageous and illegal practice of live baiting, how can the minister have such confidence to give GRV $3 million to self-regulate ahead of the findings of the review by the racing integrity commissioner?
Business of the house: sessional orders
Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I note the passionate contributions of members to this debate on the sessional orders. Some significant and welcome changes to the sessional orders have been put forward; however, others can be improved on. Therefore I will move a reasoned amendment.
Congratulations, Speaker, on your appointment. I will first say how honoured I am to be here as the member for Prahran, and how proud I am to be one of the first-ever Greens elected to the Legislative Assembly, alongside the member for Melbourne. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land of the Prahran electorate and on which this Parliament sits, the Boon Wurrung and members of the Kulin nation, and I pay my respects to their elders past and present.