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Constituency Question: Pedestrian Safety near Prahran High School

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — (11 946) My constituency question is to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. What is the government's plan to ensure safe pedestrian access for students between Prahran station and the new Prahran High School? A number of constituents have raised with me safety concerns regarding commuters crossing High...

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Powers of Attorney Amendment Bill 2016

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — The Greens will be supporting this amendment because I understand it was a Greens amendment that was originally moved to be part of this bill in the upper house. The government looked at the amendment, agreed with the principle and then introduced its own amendment.

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Sentencing (Community Correction Order) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2016

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Sentencing (Community Correction Order) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2016, which primarily amends the Sentencing Act to restrict the use of community correction orders (CCOs), the non-custodial orders. We have concerns about this bill because it does reduce judicial discretion by...

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Government Buisness Program

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the government business program motion. We will not be opposing the government business program in this instance with five bills on the program. We have not requested to go into consideration in detail or put forward any amendments at this stage, although...

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Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Bill

Mr. HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on behalf of the Greens for the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Bill 2016. The Greens support the bill because we believe there is a clear need for these laws to come into place, particularly around a person's end of life, to create...

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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,...

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Waste Management

Mr Hibbins — I would like to thank all residents who visited my stall at the Spring into Gardening fair at Victoria Gardens in Prahran to share with me their ideas for the Prahran electorate. There is so much more Victoria can do in regard to recycling and reducing waste,...

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Public transport

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to contribute to the grievance debate. I will be grieving today on behalf of the public transport commuters in Victoria who are suffering after decades of neglect and the failed policies of previous Liberal and Labor governments and who continue to suffer under this government...

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Tobacco Amendment Bill

Mr Hibbins (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the amendments from the Legislative Council in regard to the Tobacco Amendment Bill 2016. Firstly, I will just speak to the Greens amendments in relation to the buffer between adjoining venues and also the amendment in regard to water pipes.

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Food Amendment (Kilojoule Labelling Scheme and Other Matters) Bill 2016

Mr Hibbins (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Food Amendment (Kilojoule Labelling Scheme and Other Matters) Bill 2016, which is amending the Food Act 1984 by introducing, as has been described by previous speakers, a labelling scheme at large Victorian chain food businesses and large supermarkets. We strongly support...

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