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Matters of Public Importance: COVID-19

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): It is my pleasure to rise to speak to this matter of public importance today. If you had listened to the debate here and no doubt very much a lot of the public debate and the debate on social media, which I am sure we all spend...


Constituency Questions: Prahran Pop-Up Bike Lanes

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and I ask: will any of the recently announced $13 million for pop-up bike lanes be spent in the Prahran electorate? People who ride their bikes in the Prahran electorate are frustrated with the lack of safe bike...



Question Without Notice: COVID-19 Economic Stimulus for Young People and Women

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My question is to the Treasurer. Treasurer, women and young people have been hardest hit by the economic fallout of this pandemic, with higher rates of job losses than the rest of the population. What is the government doing to ensure that economic stimulus spending is targeting...


COVID-19 Commercial and Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Extension) Bill 2020

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise on behalf of the Greens to speak to the COVID-19 Commercial and Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Extension) Bill 2020. We welcome this bill to extend the protections in place for residential tenancies until the end of March 2021—I believe with an option then to extend to...



Members Statement: COVID-19 Essential Workers

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I want to say thank you to essential workers in the Prahran electorate. Our nurses, doctors and healthcare workers. Teachers, educators, childcare workers. People working in aged care and social services. Workers in retail and hospitality, and everyone behind the scenes: cleaners, drivers and those working to keep supply chains...


Constituency Question: Live Music Venues

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My constituency question is to the Minister for Creative Industries, and I ask: will the minister establish a support fund for live music venues so live music venues in the Prahran electorate can survive this pandemic? Live music venues—the clubs and pubs in the Prahran electorate around the...



Members Statement: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander incarceration

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): Black lives matter, Indigenous lives matter, and I acknowledge in speaking on this issue there is actually no Indigenous person in this place to do the same. The murder of George Floyd, an African-American man, by a police officer in Minneapolis, USA, has turned the world’s attention...


Second Reading: Education and Training Reform Amendment (Regulation of Student Accommodation) Bill 2020

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise on behalf of the Victorian Greens to speak to the Education and Training Reform Amendment (Regulation of Student Accommodation) Bill 2020. This bill is bringing school boarding premises under the remit of the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA), ensuring that boarding schools must comply with...



Question on Notice: Bangs Street redevelopment:

QUESTION ON NOTICE — Mr Hibbins to ask the Minister for Housing —    In regards to the Bangs Street, Prahran, redevelopment:   (1) When will the plans be released for local residents and members of the public to view and consider.   (2) When will construction begin.   (3)...


Second Reading: Retails Leases Amendment Bill 2019

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise on behalf of the Greens to speak to the Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2020. I will speak briefly on it and I will just go to what is in the bill, which is confirming the current practice of landlords passing on the cost of repairs,...



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