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RELATIONSHIPS AMENDMENT BILL

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Relationships Amendment Bill 2015 and the Greens amendment passed in the upper house that would allow for a ceremony to be conducted in conjunction with the registering of a relationship. We are happy to support the government's changes to our amendment to facilitate the passage of the legislation and its implementation. This is a modest but important initiative in lieu of achieving full marriage equality at the federal level and also a welcome addition for heterosexual couples who choose to register their relationship rather than get married. As has been made clear, the...

Victorian Greens Successfully Amend Relationships Bill to Allow for Ceremonies

Victorian Greens Successfully Amend Relationships Bill to Allow for Ceremonies The Victorian Greens have successfully amended the Relationship Act 2016 to allow for ceremonies to be conducted in conjunction with the registration of same-sex relationships in Victoria. Victorian Greens LGBTI Equality spokesperson, Sam Hibbins MP for Prahran welcomed the change as a modest step in lieu of achieving marriage equality at the federal level. “Currently registering a relationship only involves filling out the right paperwork, but this change will give same-sex couples the option of having their own official ceremony as part of this registration. “While in no way a...

Media Release: Rainbow State Number Plate

    Sam Hibbins MP, Victorian Greens LGBTI spokesperson has announced the Victorian Greens proposal for a ‘Rainbow State’ special interest number plate at Midsumma Carnival “The ‘Rainbow State’ special interest number plate would be made available to all Victorian vehicle owners for a fee with money raised going to support cash strapped LGBTI community groups and organisations”

Prahran News - December

Prahran News - December Dear Neighbour,  Warmest wishes for a healthy and happy holiday season and for a wonderful new year.In this edition of Prahran News you'll find information on: Prahran State Secondary School South Yarra Station Punt Road LGBTI Equality Safer Cycling Cleaning Up Politics My office is a donation point for the Connections Christmas Food and Gift Appeal. Make sure everyone has something to celebrate this Christmas by donating gifts or non-perishable food at my office 94 Chapel Street, Windsor. Sincerely,Sam Hibbins MPMember for Prahran.  

Adoption Amendment (Adoption by Same-Sex Couples) Bill 2015 Amendment

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Adoption Amendment (Adoption by Same-Sex Couples) Bill 2015. A month ago was a day of great pride, a cause for celebration and a positive day with many positive speeches. A month ago the adoption equality bill passed this house in full. It was a bill that meant so much to so many. It is with disappointment that a month later the adoption equality bill still has not passed this Parliament in full but is back in this house with an amendment that still allows for discrimination against same-sex couples. If passed, it will...

Members Statement: HIV stigma

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — On World AIDS Day I was honoured to be announced as an ENUF ambassador and commit to helping end stigma against people living with HIV. HIV stigma is a threat to health of our community. It discourages people from getting tested for HIV and knowing their HIV status. Ensuring that people know their HIV status is critical to preventing the spread of HIV and reaching the goal of zero HIV transmissions by 2020.

LGBTI Equality Bill

  Equal Opportunity Amendment (LGBTI Equality) Bill 2016 Victorian Greens LGBTI spokesperson Sam Hibbins MP has launched the exposure draft of the  Equal Opportunity Amendment (LGBTI Equality) Bill 2016 and supporting documents for public consultation. Download the bill      Download the explanatory note Click here to have your say! The Bill removes the special religious exemptions for faith based schools and organisations.  It strengthens the powers of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, which benefits everyone in Victoria. It creates new protection for people with intersex variations, for the first time in Victoria and it updates the outdated...

GREENS VOW TO CONTINUE ADOPTION EQUALITY FIGHT

  Wednesday, Dec 9th, 2015 Victorian Greens LGBTI spokesperson Sam Hibbins has welcomed the passing of adoption equality legislation, but criticised the Coalition's amendment to maintain discrimination.  "The Greens welcome the passing of adoption equality legislation which will strengthen families and protect children of same-sex couples," Sam Hibbins said. "We're disappointed the Liberal National Coalition broke their promise of a free vote and forced amendments to the bill that will allow for discrimination against same sex couples. "The Greens will continue fighting to achieve adoption equality in full. We will shortly be launching an exposure draft of a private members bill...

Grievance Debate

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to contribute to the grievance debate. For those in the gallery or those watching online, the grievance debate is great tradition — it is a 2-hour airing of grievances that occurs every third Wednesday in this house. It is close to the holiday season but it is not Festivus. Frank Costanza is not here, although I reckon he would acquit himself very well, possibly in talking about infestation. There are no feats of strength, no aluminium pole. We are not going to be using this time to debate a private members bill or motions; nothing substantive will come...

Media Release: FIGHT FOR ADOPTION EQUALITY WILL CONTINUE

FIGHT FOR ADOPTION EQUALITY WILL CONTINUE

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