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PARLIAMENT

Change or Suppression Conversions Practices Prohibition Bill 2020

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise on behalf of the Victorian Greens to speak in support of the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020. I will start by acknowledging the survivors of this harmful, insidious practice and also those who did not survive this incredibly damaging practice and this ideology that...

Adjournment: LGBTI Equality

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — My adjournment matter is for the Premier, and the action I seek is that the Premier protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex Victorians from discrimination.

Victorian Budget Reply 2017

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the budget on behalf of the Victorian Greens. It is unfortunate that this budget has been handed down under a cloud — over this government and over this Parliament — because of this government's failure to do what is necessary and what is right about the rorting of...

World Aids Day

Mr HIBBINS — The launch of World AIDS Day was held at Alfred Health in South Yarra on 1 December. Powerful stories were shared by speakers from the Positive Speakers Bureau. A world free of HIV transmission is possible. To get there we must speak out against and end the stigma of HIV...

MEDIA RELEASE

Labor and Liberal vote against equality for students

Greens question Labor's equality credibility Greens equality spokesperson Sam Hibbins says the Government’s credibility on equality is in question after they voted against the Greens Equality for Students bill. The Greens bill struck out special exemptions from the Equal Opportunity Act granted to faith-based schools and institutions. These exemptions allow...

LGBTI equality

Mr Hibbins (Prahran) — As it is mental health week, it is time now for the Prime Minister to abandon the proposed marriage equality plebiscite. One of the key reasons for opposing this plebiscite is the effect that it will have on the mental health of LGBTI Australians, particularly young people,...

Equal Opportunity Amendment (Religious Exceptions) Bill 2016

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on behalf of the Victorian Greens on the Equal Opportunity Amendment (Religious Exceptions) Bill 2016. This bill restores the inherent requirements test that was previously in the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 and which was removed in 2011 by the then coalition government. We will be...

Government Business Program

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the government business program. The Greens will not be supporting the government business program in this instance for two reasons. Firstly, I do have amendments to the Equal Opportunity Amendment (Religious Exceptions) Bill 2016. I have provided those amendments to the relevant ministers, I...

Speech: Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2016

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on behalf of the Greens on the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2016, which amends the Births, Deaths and Marriages Act 1996 to provide for the self-determination of sex on a person's birth certificate and to remove the requirements for sex affirmation...

MEDIA RELEASE

Proposed changes to Equal Opportunity Act leave LGBTI Victorian’s at risk

Victorian Greens equality spokesperson Sam Hibbins says the State Government’s changes to the Equal Opportunity Act will still leave thousands of Victorian’s at risk of discrimination because of their sexuality or gender identity. “The inherent requirements test is weak. It will leave LGBTI employees and job seekers unprotected by law if...

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