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PARLIAMENT

Zero and Low Emission Vehicle Distance-based Charge Bill 2021

Mr Hibbins (Prahran): I rise to speak on behalf the Greens to the Zero and Low Emission Vehicle Distance-based Charge Bill 2021, a bill that will put a standalone tax on electric vehicles, a bill that is coming at a time when we are facing a climate crisis; when transport is...


Members Statement: Urban Environment

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise to urge the state government to improve and consider our urban environment. I cite two examples where I recently met with residents where this needs to happen. Firstly, the Queens Way retaining walls, which were once porous green walls, have now been completely concreted over, with...



Question without Notice: Gas Imports

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My question is for the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. Minister, whilst last sitting week this house supported the ban on gas fracking in Victoria’s constitution, there are still currently plans for two gas import terminals in Victoria—in Western Port and Geelong. Can the minister...


Members Statement: Horace Petty Estate

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): Yesterday, as always, it was enjoyable to visit the Horace Petty public housing estate in the Prahran electorate and sit down and have a cup of tea with residents and chat to them about the need to upgrade public housing in the Prahran electorate. It was also...



Adjournment Matter: Prahran Arts and Education Precinct

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Training and Skills. The action I seek is for the government’s support in the development and the realisation of a Prahran arts and education precinct at the Prahran TAFE campus. The Prahran TAFE campus is an asset with incredible...


Matter of Public Importance: Victoria’s Big Build

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise to speak on the matter of public importance put forward by the member for Eltham in regard to the government’s investment in transport infrastructure. Look, certainly credit where credit is due: the approach of this government when it comes to investment in transport infrastructure certainly...



Constituency Question: Support for Kinders

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My constituency question is for the Minister for Early Childhood. Can the minister outline what actions the government will take to support quality not-for-profit kinders in the Prahran electorate that are facing significant financial shortfalls if they participate in the government’s free kinder scheme? The government’s free...


Education and Training Reform Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2020

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise to speak to the Education and Training Reform Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2020, which is a bill that makes a number of amendments to the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 relating to the powers and functions of the Victorian Institute of Teaching. These include increasing the duties and...



Members Statement: Duck Hunting

Mr HIBBINS: The state government will soon decide on whether to proceed with this year’s duck shooting season. If you ask me, killing and maiming native animals for sport should not go ahead this year. It should be banned outright, just like in WA, New South Wales and Queensland.


Members Statement: President Biden Climate and Justice Policies

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): Joe Biden’s recent election was a welcome rejection of Trumpism in the United States, which unfortunately has become a feature of politics here at home, but what has also been welcome is the steps he has taken to address climate change and justice in the US. I thought...



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