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Members Statement: Community mental health services

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran)  — I rise to show my support for community mental health and for the Fund the Gap — Mental Health Matters! campaign being run the Australian Services Union. Community mental health services are so important to the Prahran electorate. We are a community for everyone that looks after people...


Transport Legislation Amendment (Better Roads Victoria and Other Amendments) Bill 2018

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran)  — I rise to speak on behalf of the Greens to the Transport Legislation Amendment (Better Roads Victoria and Other Amendments) Bill 2018. This bill covers a range of areas, primarily looking at the funding of roads, particularly in rural and suburban interface areas. There are some changes...



Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2018

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise today to speak on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2018 and I am very, very pleased to see that this bill has come before this house before the end of this term of Parliament. I was not sure if we would get there in the end...


Adjournment matter: Public Transport

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran)  —  My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport, and the action I seek is for the minister to put in place a long-term plan to transform our ageing, unreliable public transport network into a reliable, frequent, high-capacity system. I enjoyed debating with the minister at...



Constituency question: Pigeon Infestation

MR HIBBINS (Prahran) —  My constituency question is for the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, and it concerns the ongoing pigeon infestation problems at the Horace Petty public housing estate in Prahran and in particular in this instance at the TRY South Yarra Preschool. The pigeon issue has always been...


Homelessness Week

MR HIBBINS (Prahran)  — Yesterday morning I enjoyed breakfast, a coffee and a chat with locals at Uniting Prahran Mission on Chapel Street as part of their winter breakfast, where they serve a free hot breakfast throughout winter. I certainly agree with one attendee I was chatting to that it is...



Members Statement: Homelessness

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran)  — Today was another freezing morning. In fact it has been one of the coldest starts to Melbourne's winter in 36 years. I want to take up one of the boldest ideas that came from the audience at my recent Homelessness Action forum. I call on the government to...


Electoral Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran)  — I rise to speak on behalf of the Greens on the Electoral Legislation Amendment Bill 2018. This bill has been a long time coming, and I am going to particularly focus on the donations reform part of this bill. It has not been canvassed that much by...



Constituency question: South Yarra Primary pedestrian crossing

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — My constituency question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and I ask: will funding from the school area safety initiative announced in this year’s budget be allocated to fix the South Yarra Primary School crossing at Punt Road? Parents have regularly raised this dangerous...


Members Statement: Building industry regulation

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to call on the government to establish a fund to pay for the immediate replacement of dangerous cladding and other safety measures on apartment buildings found to have non-compliant, flammable cladding. Many residents in the Prahran electorate have raised this serious issue with me. Some...



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