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Members Statement: Pedestrian and Cycling Infrastructure

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise to speak on the need for safer pedestrian and cycling infrastructure in the Prahran electorate. Being able to walk and ride around safely in our community is absolutely essential to keeping Prahran a liveable place and making it accessible for everyone, particularly for those who cannot or choose not to drive, young people, families, parents with prams and elderly citizens. It is essential if we are going to reduce transport emissions and tackle climate change—transport emissions of course are rising—and it is far better for people’s cost of living and people’s health. But for the billions...

Members Statement: Presentation College Windsor

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) : I rise to express sympathy to the students and parents at Presentation College Windsor (PCW), who were shocked and heartbroken at the news that their school would be closing at the end of next year. I fully support the efforts of the parents and the school community to either keep the school going or find an alternative solution. I urge full transparency from the school owners and from the Catholic Education Office as to the reasoning behind the closure and their financial situation, and I would urge the government to do what it can to insure that...

Members Statement: The World Is One Kilometre: Greville Street, Prahran

Mr HIBBINS: I recently attended the release of Dr Judith Buckrich’s new book, The World Is One Kilometre: Greville Street, Prahran. This was held at the new Prahran High School and was very well attended. Greville Street has a fantastic history—Indigenous, civic, political, artistic—and counterculture for music, clothes, food and lifestyle. It has got an incredibly rich history. I hear a lot about what a fantastic place Greville Street used to be. It is still a fantastic place, and I support all efforts by the council, the community and retailers to make Greville Street such a great place.

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2019

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) : I rise on behalf of the Greens on the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2019, which will provide for the self-determination of sex marker on a person’s birth certificate and remove the requirements for surgery. This bill is such an important step forward for Victoria to become a much more inclusive society for our trans and gender-diverse communities. You just had to be on the steps of Parliament yesterday at lunchtime to see what a big difference it will make, how important this is to the trans community and just how many people this will...

Question without Notice: Native Wildlife Protection

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) : My question is to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. Minister, one of the reports that came out recently about Crown partnering with junket operators backed by Asia’s organised crime syndicates included evidence that high rollers were hunting and killing wombats in Victoria, which also highlighted that Victoria is the only state where there are areas where wombats are an unprotected species, and where they are protected almost 4000 are being killed per year. What is the minister doing to protect wombats from being shot and killed in Victoria?

Adjournment: Port Phillip EcoCentre

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 provide the funding required to support the Port Phillip EcoCentre redevelopment. The Port Phillip EcoCentre is a leading community-managed organisation led by a dedicated team of scientists, educators and volunteers who design and implement programs, with a specific focus on improving the health of Port Phillip Bay and the urban ecology of greater Melbourne. Their work spans across 160 Melbourne suburbs each year, collaborating with 120 schools and partners from business to government, philanthropy,...

Matters of Public Importance - Homelessness and Public Housing

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) : Last week Victorians shivered through a week of severe cold. It also happened to be Homelessness Week. Just think what that week would have been like for people who do not have safe places to call home. The Greens put forward this matter of public importance today to debate the homelessness crisis because homelessness is the number one social justice issue facing Victoria today. Homelessness is on the rise. We see it in the streets, with people sleeping rough, but it is more than that; that is just the tip of the iceberg. So many people are...

Members Statement: Container Deposit Scheme

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) : I rise to urge the government to implement a bottles and cans refund scheme in Victoria. Victoria is now the only state or territory not to have put in place or planned to put in place a refund scheme. Why is Victoria lagging on such an important environmental reform at a time when we are engulfed in a waste and recycling crisis, when bottles and cans are polluting our waterways, our local parks and our streets, and when it has the overwhelming support of the Victorian people, including residents in my own electorate of Prahran? The only...

Single Use Plastics Ban - Environment Protection Amendment Bill 2019

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) : I rise to speak on the Environment Protection Amendment Bill 2019, which is a bill to ban certain single-use plastic bags here in Victoria. This is a bill that the Greens strongly support. In fact it is something that my Greens colleagues and I have been pushing for for a long time as we fight to get plastics out of our rivers and oceans. In fact I am told that 17 years ago Bob Brown actually introduced a bill into the federal Parliament to help reduce plastic bags in our community. And it was two years ago...

Adjournment: Prahran Public Housing Upgrade

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) :  My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Housing, and the action I seek is for the minister to upgrade public housing estates in the Prahran electorate, of which there are several in South Yarra, Prahran, St Kilda and Windsor—all around the Prahran electorate, including building new public housing on those estates as well to fix homelessness and reduce the public housing waiting list. More and more people are facing homelessness, sleeping rough, fleeing family violence or living in unsafe and unsecure accommodation. The conditions of some people’s homes, and these are people’s homes, is just unacceptable.  ...

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