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Adjournment Matter Student Resources

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Education, and the action I seek is for the minister to allow every Victorian school student who has received a laptop or tablet from the state government to learn from home to keep them. I commend the government for providing...


Second Reading Speech Wage Theft Bill 2020

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise on behalf of the Greens to speak in support of the Wage Theft Bill 2020. This bill is criminalising wage theft, the act of failing to pay or deliberately underpaying workers wages or the other entitlements, like leave, allowances and superannuation that they are entitled to....



Question on Notice: Upgrade South Yarra Station

Question on Notice: Mr. Hibbins to ask the Minister for Transport Infrastructure In regards to the upgrade of South Yarra Station: (1) What is the latest information on the upgrade on the South Yarra station? (2) When will the works under planning permit 0483/19, which was approved in July 2019, commence?...


North East Link Bill 2020: Second Reading

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise to speak on behalf of the Greens to the North East Link Bill 2020. This bill will establish the North East Link tolling corporation; provide for the imposition, collection and enforcement of tolls; and provide for the tabling and amendment of the North East Link tolling agreement....



Questions without notice: Onshore conventional gas

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My question is to the Premier. Premier, onshore gas drilling will make climate change worse through the burning of methane gas for energy and the release of methane into the atmosphere, as well as putting our farmland and our natural environment at risk. How on earth can the...


PUBLIC ACCOUNTS AND ESTIMATES COMMITTEE: Report on the 2019–20 Budget Estimates

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise to speak on the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee report into the budget estimates 2019–20. Within those budget estimates it did provide for a $1.8 billion so-called efficiency dividend, which we know will be cuts to the public service. The budget outlined these whole-of-government efficiencies of $201.3 million...



Members Statements: Onshore conventional gas

Mr HIBBINS: I condemn the state government’s decision to allow for conventional onshore gas drilling. To deal with the climate crisis, fossil fuels need to stay in the ground, full stop. Onshore gas drilling is devastating for our climate, is bad for the environment, is bad for farmers and stands in...


LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILL 2019: Council's amendments

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): The Greens will not be opposing the amendments put forward by the Legislative Council. We supported all but one of the amendments. The one amendment we did have concern with was around the provision of multimember wards only now being made available to rural and regional councils and...



Members Statement: COVID-19

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise to speak on the COVID-19 pandemic. We are all in this together, and so I urge the government to put in place urgent measures to care for people experiencing homelessness. People experiencing homelessness are not only sleeping rough but are in unsecure and/or overcrowded, substandard...


Adjournment Motion: Windsor Station Upgrade

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran):My adjournment matter is to the Minister for Public Transport, and the action I seek is that the minister upgrade Windsor station. A good local train station is so critical to the livability of any community, and Windsor station is right in the heart of the Windsor community....



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