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RELATIONSHIPS AMENDMENT BILL

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Relationships Amendment Bill 2015 and the Greens amendment passed in the upper house that would allow for a ceremony to be conducted in conjunction with the registering of a relationship. We are happy to support the government's changes to our amendment to facilitate...

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MOTION: Public Transport Inquiry

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — The Greens do believe that the minister should appear before an upper house inquiry. It is what the Victorian people would expect of their minister. We have V/Line in crisis, and we have the head of V/Line no longer in his job. We have a committee looking into these issues,...

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ADJOURNMENT: Punt Road Planning Overlay

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Planning. The action I seek is for the minister to remove the Punt Road acquisition overlay. There is currently a planning panel looking at removing, amending or retaining the overlay. Information submitted by VicRoads makes it clear that continuing with the...

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Adoption Amendment (Adoption by Same-Sex Couples) Bill 2015 Amendment

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Adoption Amendment (Adoption by Same-Sex Couples) Bill 2015. A month ago was a day of great pride, a cause for celebration and a positive day with many positive speeches. A month ago the adoption equality bill passed this house in full. It was...

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Kardinia Park Stadium Bill 2015

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on behalf of the Greens in the debate on the Kardinia Park Stadium Bill 2015. I am the first Greens speaker, but unfortunately I am the first non-Cats supporter to speak on this bill. I barrack for the Bombers — third generation. Before I start, the...

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Bail Amendment Bill 2015

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Bail Amendment Bill 2015. I will refer to the amendments regarding the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 first. This bill will create a presumption in favour of initiating criminal proceedings by summons rather than by arrests, to align with Victoria Police best...

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Members Statement: HIV stigma

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — On World AIDS Day I was honoured to be announced as an ENUF ambassador and commit to helping end stigma against people living with HIV. HIV stigma is a threat to health of our community. It discourages people from getting tested for HIV and knowing their HIV status. Ensuring...

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Assisted Reproductive Treatment Amendment Bill 2015

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak in the debate on the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Amendment Bill 2015. This bill will amend five elements of the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008: it enables people born as a result of a pre-1998 donor treatment procedure to obtain available identifying information about their donor...

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Question: Political Donations

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — My question is to the Premier. Will the Premier be raising the issue of political donations reform with the Prime Minister and other state premiers at any stage of tomorrow's Council of Australian Governments meeting?

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Education Legislation Amendment (TAFE and University Governance Reform) Bill 2015

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Education Legislation Amendment (TAFE and University Governance Reform) Bill 2015. I will preface my comments by saying that there has been a bit of back and forth, a bit of counterclaim between government and opposition, on who is to blame for TAFE, which...

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