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Energy Legislation Amendment (Feed-in Tariffs and Improving Safety and Markets) Bill 2016

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — In a submission to the Essential Services Commission's inquiry Professor Alan Pears said that in the present electricity market, due to the monopoly power of network operators, the role of distributed energy systems is distorted. I ask: in responding to the Essential Services Commission report, did the government consider...

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Windsor Myki Retailer Petition Presentation

To the Legislative Assembly of Victoria: The petition of Chapel Convenience Store customers draws to the attention of the house: the ongoing, high demand from customers wanting to purchase or top up myki at Chapel Convenience Store; that Public Transport Victoria has rejected Chapel Convenience Store's request to become a myki...

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Congratulations New Local Greens Councillors

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I would like to congratulate all recently elected councillors at the councils within the Prahran electorate: Stonnington, Port Phillip and Melbourne. Well done to the newly elected Greens councillors at Port Phillip City Council, Tim Baxter, Kat Copsey and Ogy Simic — they ran a strong campaign and topped the...

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Acknowledging Claude Ullin

Mr HIBBINS — I would also like to acknowledge Claude Ullin for his 25 years of service on both the Malvern and Stonnington councils, with several terms as mayor. Claude and I come from different ends of the political spectrum, but I always appreciated his collegiate and respectful approach as councillor and mayor....

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Remembrance Day: Acknowledging the Prahran RSL

Mr HIBBINS — On 11 November I attended the Prahran RSL Club's Remembrance Day service at Victoria Gardens. I would like to acknowledge and thank president Rod Coote, secretary Noel Sanderson and everyone at the Prahran RSL for the work they do for veterans and our community.

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Questions Without Notice: Youth Justice System

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — My question is to the Premier. Amongst the children your government has placed in the Barwon maximum security prison are children who are living with a disability, under child protection orders, Indigenous, had no role in the youth justice centre riot or are on remand and yet to be...

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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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