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Adjournment Motion: Climate Change

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My adjournment matter is for the Premier, and the action I seek is for the Premier to increase his government’s ambition on climate action here in Victoria in the wake of the devastating bushfires that have occurred across our state and across the country. There is no...

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Motions: Bushfires

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise in support of the fire condolence motion moved by the Premier. The impacts of these fires that have occurred over this summer in 2020 have been catastrophic. Five people here in Victoria have lost their lives, and I want to pay tribute to them—to David...

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Question on Notice: K2 Public Housing

Question on Notice: Mr. Hibbins to ask the Minister for Housing: In regards to the K2 Raleigh Street, Windsor:    (1) When was the last energy monitoring study of the K2 Building completed.   (2) What were the findings of the study regarding the energy performance of the building.   ...

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Local Government Bill 2019

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise to speak on behalf of the Greens on the Local Government Bill 2019, which incorporates proposed legislation from the previous Parliament for modernisation of the Local Government Act 1989. I acknowledge that those changes were subject to extensive consultation and actually did provide for some...

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Members Statement: Tibetan Delegation

Mr HIBBINS: I recently met with a delegation from the Tibetan parliament-in-exile, accompanied by members of Victoria’s Tibetan community, many of whom live in the Prahran electorate. I know the situation in Tibet is of deep concern to many people in Victoria and, I am sure, many members of this place....

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Question without Notice: Political Donations

Mr HIBBINS: My question is to the Premier. Nine years ago the then Labor government, which the Premier was a member of, along with the then Liberal opposition joined together to oppose and defeat a Greens motion calling on them to refrain from accepting political donations from property developers. Premier, do...

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Climate Change motion

Mr HIBBINS: I desire to move, by leave: That this house:(1) notes the link between the recent bushfires, heatwave and drought as human-induced climate change;and(2) declares we are in a climate emergency requiring an urgent plan to keep coal and gas in the ground. Leave refused.

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Members Statement: Pill Testing

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) : I rise to speak in support of a pill testing scheme to be implemented here in Victoria. Yet more experts have come out in support of pill testing. The New South Wales coroner, Ambulance Victoria and Melbourne City Council, who host a number of festivals and...

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Constituency question: Tram Route 58

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) : My constituency question is for the Minister for Public Transport, and the question I ask is: when will the high-capacity E-class trams be put into regular service along tram route 58, which travels through the Prahran electorate and through South Yarra? It was a welcome announcement that...

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Adjournment: Public Sector Wage Gap

Mr HIBBINS : My adjournment matter is for the Treasurer, and the action I seek is for the Treasurer to abandon the government’s low 2 per cent public sector wage cap. This wage cap is suppressing wage growth across both the public and private sectors of our economy. This 2 per...

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