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Adjournment: Waste and Recycling Management

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) : My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and the action I seek is for the minister to fix the recycling crisis and do it using the $500 million that is sitting in the Sustainability Fund for this very purpose. In the Prahran electorate residents are doing the right thing but their recycling is being sent to landfill. In the City of Port Phillip residents have sent around 400 tonnes of recyclables to landfill. Stonnington has also been affected; their recycling is going to landfill. It is absolutely unacceptable. The government...

Address-in-reply: Governor's Speech

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) : In giving my address-in-reply can I first say a big thankyou to the people of Prahran for re-electing me as the local member of Parliament. I love our community; I love living in our community. It is a great place, and it is an absolute privilege to be able to represent our community in state Parliament. During the election we ran the most positive and the biggest people-powered campaign ever in Prahran. I want to thank the over 100 volunteers who worked so hard, with over 30 000 doors knocked and calls made, data entered, placards put...

Members statements: Prahran Electorate Homelessness

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise to speak on homelessness, which is the number one issue that is raised with me by residents of the Prahran electorate. Our community cares about people in need, and we want solutions. There are over 80 000 people on Victoria’s public housing waiting list, hundreds sleeping rough each night and many more in insecure accommodation. The solution is clear. We need a big build of public housing and support for people to maintain those tenancies. But under this government Victoria spends the least on social housing out of all states. And under its renewal plan, in...

Constituency question: South Yarra Station Upgrade

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My constituency question is for the Minister for Transport Infrastructure. I ask: what is the latest information on the South Yarra station upgrade and master plan project? I ask because since the announcement of $12.3 million to upgrade South Yarra station and to plan for a longer term master plan there has been a real lack of information and consultation with the community. Residents would like to know: when will the works start? When will they be complete? What will be the design of the tram stop and extended foyer? When will there be an opportunity for the...

Question: Pill Testing

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) : My question is to the Premier. Premier, this summer again has seen a number of drug overdoses at music festivals across Victoria. Young people are dying. Premier, you have repeatedly relied on advice from Victoria Police as the reason for your refusal to implement pill testing, so my question is: have you sought advice from the health department or any other health agency in relation to pill testing, and if so, what was their advice?

Equal Opportunity Amendment (Equality in School) Bill 2018

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) : I move: That I have leave to bring in a bill for an act to amend the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 to provide that particular provisions of that act do not permit religious schools to discriminate against certain persons on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, lawful sexual activity, marital status, parental status or gender identity. House divided on motion: Ayes, 6 Cupper, Ms Northe, Mr Sandell, Ms Hibbins, Mr Read, Dr Sheed, Ms

Members Statement: Prahran Electorate

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran)  — I love living in the Prahran electorate. It has been my home for a decade now. Our shared commitment to values like diversity and equality is what makes it such a special place. When I was elected as one of the first Greens MPs in the lower house I had three local priorities: to make sure the new Prahran High School went ahead, and that is opening next year; to upgrade South Yarra station, which we finally got funding for this year, and we are still fighting for that connection with Melbourne Metro; and to care for...

Members Statement: Community mental health services

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran)  — I rise to show my support for community mental health and for the Fund the Gap — Mental Health Matters! campaign being run the Australian Services Union. Community mental health services are so important to the Prahran electorate. We are a community for everyone that looks after people most in need. We have got two really important providers of mental health services in Prahran: Star Health, formerly Inner South Community Health, and UnitingCare, formerly Prahran Mission. We saw the results of what cuts to community mental health services can do with the recommissioning of mental health funding under...

Transport Legislation Amendment (Better Roads Victoria and Other Amendments) Bill 2018

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran)  — I rise to speak on behalf of the Greens to the Transport Legislation Amendment (Better Roads Victoria and Other Amendments) Bill 2018. This bill covers a range of areas, primarily looking at the funding of roads, particularly in rural and suburban interface areas. There are some changes to how interlock devices are administered and a number of other administrative and technical amendments that I will address. I will focus on the roads funding part of it first. Essentially we have got an existing Better Roads Victoria trust account that is used for road funding. This bill will...

Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2018

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise today to speak on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2018 and I am very, very pleased to see that this bill has come before this house before the end of this term of Parliament. I was not sure if we would get there in the end but we have, which is great. The commitment was made, I think, some time ago during the Northcote by-election, so I am glad to see that this bill has been brought before this Parliament before the end of its term. Hopefully, should it pass this house, it will pass through...

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