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PARLIAMENT

Constituency Question: Windsor Station

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My constituency question is for the Minister for Transport Infrastructure, and can I ask for further details on the budget item ‘planning for an upgrade of the Windsor station southern platform second entrance’, including the amount of funding, the extent of planning, the time lines and when any...

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Adjournment Matter: Windsor Station & Australian Timetable Association

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Transport Infrastructure as the minister I believe is responsible for VicTrack, and the action I seek is for the minister to work with VicTrack and the Australian Timetable Association to facilitate their tenancy of the vacant Windsor station building. Having...

Adjournment Matter: Public Transport Cleaning

Mr HIBBINS My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport, and the action I seek is for the minister to extend and continue the deep cleaning regime of public transport for the foreseeable future. I was concerned to see in today’s budget that additional funding for COVID-19 impacts on...

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Members Statement: Chapel Street–Toorak Road Tram Stop

Mr HIBBINS: It should not be a surprise to anyone in the Prahran community that the tram stop at the intersection of Chapel Street and Toorak Road was listed today in the Herald Sun as one of the most dangerous tram stops. There are frequent near misses. It needs to...

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Transport Legislation Miscellaneous Amendments Bill 2021

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran):  I rise to speak on behalf of the Greens to the Transport Legislation Miscellaneous Amendments Bill 2021. It is always good to be up and speaking on transport bills and bills that relate to my portfolio area of transport. Now, this is an omnibus bill that makes a...

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Zero and Low Emission Vehicle Distance-based Charge Bill 2021

Mr Hibbins (Prahran): I rise to speak on behalf the Greens to the Zero and Low Emission Vehicle Distance-based Charge Bill 2021, a bill that will put a standalone tax on electric vehicles, a bill that is coming at a time when we are facing a climate crisis; when transport is...

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Greens call on Upper House to block Labor’s tax on electric vehicles

The Greens have urged non-government MPs to oppose the Victorian Labor Government’s proposed tax on people who drive electric vehicles when the bill moves through Parliament in the coming months.   At a time when countries around the world are making EVs more affordable to drive down greenhouse gas emissions,...

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Members Statement: Urban Environment

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise to urge the state government to improve and consider our urban environment. I cite two examples where I recently met with residents where this needs to happen. Firstly, the Queens Way retaining walls, which were once porous green walls, have now been completely concreted over, with...

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Vicroads privatisation will put interested of private profit over public good

The Greens have slammed the Victorian Labor Government's decision to partly privatise VicRoads and have said it will put the interests of private profit over the public good. Victorian Greens spokesperson for transport, Sam Hibbins, said it was clear this government was addicted to privatisation and that it needed to...

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Victorians would receive $10,000 eco-bonus for switch to EVs, under Greens plan

Victorians would receive a $10,000 dollar eco-bonus for ditching their fossil-fuel powered cars in favour of electric cars, under a plan launched by the Greens today. The plan was formed in response to the Andrews Labor Government’s proposed tax on people who drive electric vehicles. The tax is a retrograde...

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