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Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Bill 2021

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise to speak on the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Bill 2021. This bill puts in place essentially the same scheme we had last year, with much of the detail not in the bill but actually left to regulations to support commercial tenants. It will run until January...

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Question without Notice: Rental Support

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My question is for the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation. Minister, many people who rent their home are still facing financial and housing insecurity due to the pandemic, yet the government has not provided any specific measures to support them during the latest two...

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Members statements: COVID-19 Prahran

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise to thank everyone in our community in the Prahran electorate for their efforts this year. Whether you have been essential workers on the front lines in health care and social services, our awesome teachers and childcare workers, delivery drivers and retail workers who have been serving us...

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Members Statement: COVID-19 Chapel Street

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): It was great to be out and about on Chapel Street over the weekend and see our local shopping strips coming back to life. Our shops, our restaurants and our bars—I was not short of a beer during the lockdown, but it was great to have a beer...

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Grievance Debate: COVID-19 and Green New Deal

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise to join this grievance debate to grieve for all those Victorians who have become unemployed, who have lost work or who have had reduced hours who are now facing both financial and housing insecurity brought on by the COVID economic crisis. It is an understatement...

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Statement on Parliamentary Committee Report: PAEC Inquiry into the Victorian Government’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise to speak on the interim report of the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee’s inquiry into the Victorian government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been an extensive inquiry. We have heard from ministers and a number of groups across a wide range of areas...

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Members Statement: COVID-19 Green New Deal

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I want to thank everyone in my community for their efforts to get us this far. It still is a difficult time—an incredibly difficult time—for so many people, and as we open up we recognise that getting through this pandemic is only the first step. We are in...

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Matters of Public Importance: COVID-19

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): It is my pleasure to rise to speak to this matter of public importance today. If you had listened to the debate here and no doubt very much a lot of the public debate and the debate on social media, which I am sure we all spend...

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Question Without Notice: COVID-19 Economic Stimulus for Young People and Women

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My question is to the Treasurer. Treasurer, women and young people have been hardest hit by the economic fallout of this pandemic, with higher rates of job losses than the rest of the population. What is the government doing to ensure that economic stimulus spending is targeting...

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COVID-19 Commercial and Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Extension) Bill 2020

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise on behalf of the Greens to speak to the COVID-19 Commercial and Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Extension) Bill 2020. We welcome this bill to extend the protections in place for residential tenancies until the end of March 2021—I believe with an option then to extend to...

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