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PARLIAMENT

AFL Grand Final tickets

Mr Hibbins (Prahran) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Tourism and Major Events. The action I seek is that the minister use his powers under the Major Sporting Events Act 2009 to allocate more tickets for competing club members in next year's AFL Grand Final.

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Prahran electorate

Mr Hibbins (Prahran) — My constituency question is for the Minister for Public Transport. I ask: does the government have a plan to improve public transport along the Punt Road corridor? The best way to increase capacity and reduce traffic along Punt Road is through better public transport, not through an...

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Legislative Council vacancy

Mr Hibbins (Prahran) — I rise to speak briefly on this motion, and certainly we welcome this motion to fulfil our requirement, which is, as stated in the constitution, to hold a joint sitting to fill a casual vacancy both in the upper house here in the Parliament of Victoria and...

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Coal-fired Power Stations

Mr Hibbins (Prahran) — The Victorian government continues to shirk addressing the issue of phasing out coal-fired power stations. Labor's response to the reported closing down of the Hazelwood power station was woefully inadequate. No plan to tackle global warming can have any credibility if it does not include the end...

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Adjournment

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) (By leave) — I rise in support of the motion put forward by the opposition. We do believe that we should be having a joint sitting to fulfil what is required of us in the constitution. I think this is certainly — —

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Crimes Amendment (Carjacking and Home Invasion) Bill 2016

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on behalf of the Greens on the Crimes Amendment (Carjacking and Home Invasion) Bill 2016. This bill amends the Crimes Act 1958 to create new offences of carjacking and home invasion; it amends the Sentencing Act 1991 to provide that statutory minimums, which are mandatory...

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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...

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Question: Political Donations

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — My question is to the Premier. I refer to the June 2016 Ombudsman's Report on Recommendations, which states the following Ombudsman's recommendation:

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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...

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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...

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