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Greens call for roll-out of permanent automated pedestrian signals

The Victorian Greens have called for the urgent roll-out of permanent automatic pedestrian signals at intersections to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. Victoria is lagging behind NSW which is rolling out automatic pedestrian signals near hospitals and across areas with high pedestrian traffic. Victorian Greens spokesperson for transport,...

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Supreme Court challenge highlights broken process for major infrastructure projects

The Victorian Greens have welcomed the newly launched Supreme Court challenge to the North East Link, saying it highlights Victoria’s broken environmental effects process for major infrastructure projects. Despite both a 2011 parliamentary inquiry and a 2017 Auditor General’s report recommending a strengthening of the Environment Effects Statement (EES) process, Victoria’s...

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Wombat protection a critical step, but thousands still at risk of being killed

The Victorian Greens have welcomed the Government’s decision to overturn the decades-old legal loophole that allowed wombats to be killed without a permit in certain parts of the state.   Following calls to immediately protect wombats and questioning from Victorian Greens MP for Prahran, Sam Hibbins, the Minister for Environment revealed...

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Climate strike exposes the Victorian Labor Government's shocking record on coal

The Victorian Greens are highlighting the Victorian Labor Government’s shocking record on coal and the inadequacies of their renewable energy target in the lead up to Friday’s global climate strike in Melbourne. Key facts Victoria burns more coal per year than the proposed Adani mine will produce each year. Victoria’s...

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Greens announce plan to boost investment in sustainable transport

Hundreds of millions of dollars would be spent on sustainable transport in the inner city under a Greens plan to use the revenue raised from the existing congestion levy on car parking spaces. Under the plan, the $101 million raised annually from the state government’s congestion levy on car parking...

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South Yarra Helipad

Victorian Greens member for Prahran, Sam Hibbins, condemns plans for a helipad in South Yarra. The helipad would sit atop the Capitol Grand, which is currently under construction. Mr Hibbins says the costs to the community greatly outweigh any benefit for the owners of the six penthouses who would be...

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South Yarra station upgrade announcement win for local commuters

Greens MP for Prahran Sam Hibbins MP has welcomed $2 Million for planning an upgrade to South Yarra station. Upgrading South Yarra station is one of Sam’s key priorities as the state member for Prahran. The announcement comes after an extensive campaign Sam has run to Upgrade South Yarra station...

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Labor neglects South Yarra station commuters again

Greens MP for Prahran Sam Hibbins as slammed the state government’s decision not to fund an upgrade to South Yarra station in this year’s state budget.  South Yarra Station is the busiest non-CBD station and is struggling to serve over 13,000 commuters, after years of neglect by both Labor and Liberal state governments...

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Labor and Liberal vote against equality for students

Greens question Labor's equality credibilityGreens 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 schools to...

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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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