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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?

Business of the House: 10 June

Mr HIBBINS — I rise to speak on the government business program. The Greens will not be opposing the program in this instance.   

Question without Notice: Developer Donations

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — My question is to the Premier. Will the Premier act to improve integrity in our political system and ensure there are no conflicts of interest with or perceptions of undue influence by property developers over government decision-making by banning developer donations to political parties?

My budget reply

 It is a real privilege to be able to talk on the Appropriation (2015-2016) Bill 2015 not only in order to give a budget reply but also to outline the vision of the Greens. We are not here to be just a second opposition; we are here to set a...