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Racing and Other Acts Amendment (Greyhound Racing and Welfare Reform) Bill 2015

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Racing and Other Acts Amendment (Greyhound Racing and Welfare Reform) Bill 2015. The Greens will be supporting this bill because the reforms it will make will support the welfare of greyhounds in the greyhound racing industry. However, the Greens position on the greyhound racing...

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This Week in Parliament 12 February 2016

    This week in Parliament, I have: Demanded the removal of the Punt Road acquisition overlay Called for the Transport Minister to appear before the Legislative Council Public Transport Inquiry Amended the legislation to allow for ceremonies when registering relationships, including for same-sex couples Voted in favour of new...

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Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment Bill 2015

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — The Greens will be opposing these amendments, just as we opposed this bill when it came before the house last year, because it represents a failed approach in tackling drug issues and drug addiction. If you think that simply lifting a maximum sentence from 20 to 25 years or creating...

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Constituency Question: Improvements to South Yarra Station

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — My constituency question is to the Minister for Public Transport, and I ask: what investment options have been considered by Public Transport Victoria to improve South Yarra station? South Yarra station is struggling to serve over 13 000 commuters each day. Inaction by successive governments has resulted in a congested single...

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Medicinal Cannabis Bill

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Access to Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2015, and the Greens will be supporting this bill because we strongly support this reform to make medicinal cannabis legal and safe, in much the same way other medications are. The Greens, like many people across this Parliament...

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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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