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Question without Notice: Coal Fired Power Stations

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) : My question is to the Premier. Premier, half of Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions come from our coal-fired power stations, which means if you do not have a plan for coal, you do not have a serious plan for climate change. Premier, why doesn’t your government have a plan in place to phase out the Victoria’s remaining coal-fired power stations?

Motions: Senator Fraser Anning

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) : I rise to support the motions put forward by the Premier and the Leader of the Opposition in condemning those hateful words by that senator. Words can and do incite violence. Words can and do incite terror. Words can and do incite murder. It is time to stand up and put an end to hate speech, to Islamophobia and to bigotry in all forms. We are in a time when hate speech is on the rise across the world, not just in the dark recesses of society but also in our Parliaments, from political leaders, on our...

Members Statement: Horace Petty Estate

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) : I rise today to call on the government to address the significant safety concerns that are facing many public housing tenants at the Horace Petty estate. Public housing estates are people’s homes and their community. They can and they should be great places to live, but the ongoing under investment in areas such as upgrades and security have led to this deteriorating situation. My office is regularly receiving reports from residents, and in fact I attended a recent neighbourhood action group meeting on the estate, which was also attended by the local police and tenants association, where...

Constituency questions: Frankston line services

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran):  My constituency question is for the Minister for Public Transport, and I ask: will the government urgently increase peak-hour services and improve reliability on the Frankston line for passengers at Hawksburn, Toorak and Armadale stations? Commuters using those stations have had to put up with a shocker of a fortnight, with train cancellations and delays. But this is not just a problem that has occurred in recent weeks; it has been going on for years. These stations are expressed by Frankston trains during the morning peak and afternoon peak, resulting in waits of up to 12 minutes between...

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

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