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Punt Road planning overlay

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — Residents in the Prahran electorate are being left in limbo with regard to the decision on the future of the Punt Road public acquisition overlay (PAO). The Punt Road PAO committee handed its report on the overlay to the planning minister back in May 2016. Residents have now been...

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Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2017

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2017. This bill prohibits synthetic drugs by defining them by their psychoactive effect rather than by listing them as individual substances. It reduces the amount of methamphetamine considered a commercial quantity, and it allows doctors...

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Question Without Notice: Duck Shooting

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — My question is to the Premier. In the opening weekend of duck shooting season numerous threatened species, protected ducks and other waterbirds were killed, many of which were displayed outside your office. Premier, will you make this year's duck season the last ever in Victoria?

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Land Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) (By leave) — As I understand it, we have a motion here put by the opposition to move directly onto their motion to set up a select committee into the conduct of the member for Tarneit and the member for Melton. This is similar to a motion that they put...

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Timber Industry

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — The failure of successive coalition and Labor governments to transition the logging industry to plantations and away from native forests is costing jobs. The supply problem facing Victoria's timber industry, which has caused the Heyfield mill's closure, is not that the forest has been protected but the result of...

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Urban Renewal Authority Victoria Amendment Bill

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the amendments to the Urban Renewal Authority Victoria Amendment (Development Victoria) Bill 2016. We have two amendments from the other place. They were put forward by the Greens — by Ms Dunn, the Victorian Greens planning spokesperson — and we have an amendment to those now put...

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Student Representation on School Councils

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — (12 452) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Education. The action I seek is for the minister to make student representation on school councils mandatory. Student representation on school councils is currently only optional. There are a number of benefits to ensuring all school councils have student representation....

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Multicultural Affairs

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — Victoria prides itself on its tolerant and multicultural society. It is what defines us as a state. That is why it is so disappointing to see the Liberal Party chase One Nation down the rabbit hole with blatantly discriminatory policies. Equating Muslim women who wear a burqa or niqab...

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Constituency Question: Prahran Highschool Update

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — (12 411) My constituency question is to the Minister for Education, and I ask: what is the latest information on the new Prahran High School? Many constituents have expressed to me that they are impressed with the recently released designs for the new school, which will house 650 students over four...

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Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Bill 2017

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on behalf the Greens to the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Bill 2017. The disruption that has occurred in the taxi industry and the hire car industry through the arrival of Uber and other rideshare services has certainly brought incredible upheaval to that industry over the...

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