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PARLIAMENT

Second Reading: Crimes Amendment (Child Pornography and Other Matters) Bill 2015

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Crimes Amendment (Child Pornography and Other Matters) Bill 2015. The Greens certainly support this bill, which will make it easier to prosecute and investigate online child pornography offences in Victoria.


Member Statement: Victorian Student Representative Council

I attended the Victorian Student Representative Council annual congress, where student representatives debated a number of issues that directly affect young people, including needs-based funding and mandatory student involvement in decision-making processes.



Second Reading: Education and Training Reform Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2015

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Education and Training Reform Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2015. The Greens will be supporting this bill, which will amend the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 to extend the powers of the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) in relation to the...


Question with notice: Gay conversion therapy

This week I called on the government to take action to stop gay conversion therapy.



Question without notice: Political donations 6 Aug

On 6 August I asked the Premier if he will commit to working with this parliament to reform Victoria's weak political donation laws. 


Second Reading: Road Safety Amendment (private car parks) Bill 2015

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Road Safety Amendment (Private Car Parks) Bill 2015, and what a good, common-sense reform it is. You know that something is a good, common-sense reform in this house when the Greens were the first to champion it.



Question on Notice: RTO and Vet funding

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 Department of Education and Training undertaken an audit or review of a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). (2) How many times was an RTO found to be in non-compliance...


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...



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