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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Members Statement: COVID-19 Essential Workers

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I want to say thank you to essential workers in the Prahran electorate. Our nurses, doctors and healthcare workers. Teachers, educators, childcare workers. People working in aged care and social services. Workers in retail and hospitality, and everyone behind the scenes: cleaners, drivers and those working to keep supply chains...

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Student access to laptops and devices at home shouldn’t be temporary

The laptops and devices being loaned to Victorian students by the state government during the COVID-19 crisis should continue to remain available after the crisis is over. Over 50,000 laptops and tablets have been provided to students by the education department so far, allowing them to access the internet and...

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Greens call for safe bike network in Melbourne in response to COVID-19

The Victorian Greens have called on the state government to invest in a safe bike network for Melbourne as part of its economic response to the COVID-19 crisis. The network would consist of over 300 kilometres of separated bike lanes and create around 5,000 much-needed jobs in engineering, construction and...

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‘Metre matters’ laws are critical during COVID-19, and yet Victoria is the only hold-out state

In an effort to make bike riding safer for the growing number of people and families who are riding their bikes as a result of COVID-19, the Victorian Greens will introduce ‘metre matters’ laws on Thursday during an emergency sitting of parliament.  The laws will require vehicles to give cyclists...

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Any public transport operator bailouts in Victoria must guarantee jobs

The Victorian Greens are calling on the Andrews Government to make sure that any public transport operator bailout guarantees jobs and gives taxpayers an equity stake in the operators. The Greens also want the Government to start planning now for a future boost to train and tram services, along with...

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