Members Statement: Armadale Baptist Church community garden
Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I attended the grand opening of the Armadale Baptist Church community garden. The garden was formed through a partnership between Stonnington City Council, the Armadale Baptist Church and members of the local community, with financial assistance from Baptcare.
Gambling Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Gambling Legislation Amendment Bill 2015. The Victorian Greens support the bill, even though it barely scratches the surface of what needs to be done to tackle problem gambling.
Second Reading: Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Bill 2015
Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Bill 2015. The Greens will be supporting this bill, and we will also be speaking in favour of this bill. I did not realise until I heard the contributions...
Second reading: Criminal Organisations Control Amendment (Unlawful Associations) Bill 2015
Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Criminal Organisations Control Amendment (Unlawful Associations) Bill 2015. There have been so-called anti-bikie laws introduced in states across Australia, including Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and now in Victoria, and the Greens have been the voice of reason in...
Member Statement: LGBTI community
Mr HIBBINS—I attended the Jewish Community Council of Victoria LGBTI community engagement symposium at the Beth Weizmann Community Centre. The symposium focused on understanding the human cost of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and intersex exclusion in the Jewish community.
Member Statement: Prahran electorate secondary school
Mr HIBBINS (Prahran)—I recently organised a round table of local school principals, teachers, school council members and parents to discuss the new Prahran state secondary school. We were joined by the CEO of Melbourne Polytechnic, Rob Wood, who shared his vision for the Prahran campus and the potential of having...
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.