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Questions without notice: Electric Vehicles

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My question is to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. Minister, governments around the world are increasing the uptake of electric vehicles by lowering costs and making them more affordable. Locally new electric vehicles make up less than 1 per cent of car sales, some...


Constituency Question: Home Energy Upgrades

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My question is for the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and the question I ask is: will the minister fund home energy upgrades for homes in the Prahran electorate in the upcoming state budget? Too many homes in the Prahran electorate, particularly rented homes, just are...



Transport Legislation Amendment Bill 2020

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): The member for Mordialloc must be so visionary—he has already envisaged my speech that I have not actually given yet. He has taken visionary to a whole new level there. I hope my speech matches up with the one he has already got in his mind. The Transport...


Grievance Debate: COVID-19 and Green New Deal

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise to join this grievance debate to grieve for all those Victorians who have become unemployed, who have lost work or who have had reduced hours who are now facing both financial and housing insecurity brought on by the COVID economic crisis. It is an understatement...



Statement on Parliamentary Committee Report: PAEC Inquiry into the Victorian Government’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise to speak on the interim report of the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee’s inquiry into the Victorian government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been an extensive inquiry. We have heard from ministers and a number of groups across a wide range of areas...


Members Statement: Local Government Election

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I just want to firstly congratulate everyone across Victoria who put up their hand and stood in our local government elections. It was obviously a very tough year to be a candidate, but it is so important that people have taken an interest in our local government and...



Adjournment Matter Public Housing

Mr Hibbins (Prahran): My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Housing, and the action I seek from the minister is that he fund a massive upgrade of public housing estates in the Prahran electorate in the upcoming state budget. We have got a number of estates in the Prahran electorate—in...


Constituency Question: South Yarra Station Masterplan

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My constituency question is for the Minister for Transport Infrastructure, and I ask: what is the latest information on the upgrade to South Yarra station? I note that works have begun to widen the front entrance, which is no doubt welcomed by commuters as it will prevent the...



Questions without notice: Djab Wurrung Sacred Trees

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My question is to the Premier. On Monday, on the very day the Premier was announcing that Melbourne would come out of lockdown, the government cut down a sacred Djab Wurrung directions tree, which has devastated many in the Djab Wurrung community and First Nations people. Premier, did...


Education and Training Reform Amendment Bill 2020

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise to speak in support of the Education and Training Reform Amendment Bill 2020. As other speakers have outlined, this is a relatively small and simple bill that broadly makes two amendments that I will point out: it clarifies that the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority has the...



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