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Members statements: Out and About in Prahran

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): It has been great to be out and about in the Prahran electorate meeting up with residents, businesses, community groups and organisations. In recent weeks I have spoken at Reconciliation Stonnington about the high rates of Indigenous incarceration in Victoria and the need for criminal justice reform. I...


Members statements: Far-Right Ideology and Protest

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise to condemn the inciting of violence, the parading of gallows and the torrent of racist, sexist and transphobic abuse that has been directed at my parliamentary colleagues. Peaceful protests, demonstrations and even some direct action are the hallmarks of a democratic society, but what is...



Equal Opportunity (Religious Exceptions) Amendment Bill 2021

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): It is with great pleasure that I rise to speak on the Equal Opportunity (Religious Exceptions) Amendment Bill 2021, and this is a bill that I and the Greens will be supporting through this Parliament. This bill addresses the significant issues that the Greens along with LGBTIQ+ communities...


Report on the 2021–22 Budget Estimates: Level Access Trams

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise to speak on the 2021–22 budget estimates report from the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee, of which I am a member. In particular I refer to page 83 relating to the accessibility of the tram network. The committee found that despite 73 per cent of tram stops...



Adjournment: Public School Funding

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Education. The action I seek is for the minister to invest more in public schools above the current state-federal funding agreement. When it comes to funding for our public schools Victoria is at the back of the pack when...


Question with Notice: Royal Commission into Crown Casino

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) : My question is to the Premier. The royal commission into CrownCasino recommended that despite Crown being unfit to hold a casino licence; despite being in breachof the law; despite being in breach of their contract; despite engaging in conduct that is disgraceful,illegal, dishonest, unethical and exploitative,...



Members Statement: Covid-19 Vaccinations

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) : I want to congratulate everyone in the Prahran electorate on a massive effort to get vaccinated. It was great to be out and about on the weekend meeting with people and seeing cafes open. I was not able to make it to the late-night singalong on...


Education and Training Reform Amendment (Senior Secondary Pathways and Other Matters) Bill 2021

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise today to speak on the Education and Training Reform Amendment (Senior Secondary Pathways and Other Matters) Bill 2021, a bill which the Greens will be supporting. This bill is primarily making changes to the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, based on the recommendations of the Firth...



Constituency question: Mental health staffing for Alfred Hospital

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran)  My constituency question is to the Minister for Mental Health. And I ask: what is the government doing to address the severe understaffing at mental health wards at Alfred Health? As HACSU recently stated, understaffing has resulted in unsafe working conditions, poor outcomes for consumers, workers, and...


Members statements: Eviction Moratorium

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) I again urge the state government to reinstate the moratorium on evictions for renters. Every other state in lockdown and South Australia has the ban in place. The government’s scheme will still leave people without support and facing eviction. Especially tenants whose landlords refuse to negotiate a...



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