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Question Without Notice: COVID-19 Economic Stimulus for Young People and Women

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My question is to the Treasurer. Treasurer, women and young people have been hardest hit by the economic fallout of this pandemic, with higher rates of job losses than the rest of the population. What is the government doing to ensure that economic stimulus spending is targeting...


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...


Children and Justice Legislation Amendment (Youth Justice Reform) Bill 2017

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Children and Justice Legislation Amendment (Youth Justice Reform) Bill 2017. I state at the outset that the Greens cannot support the vast majority of this bill, although there are some very worthwhile elements in it. For example, the bill provides a legislative basis...


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...


Wesley College

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I spoke at the model United Nations (UN) conference at Wesley College attended by year 9 students. The theme for the day was 'Refugees — Rights and Risks'. Listening to delegations give their opening statements, I was impressed by the thoughtful and considered approaches by students on what their country's stance...

Member Statement: Youth Parliament

I was fortunate enough to be Speaker for a session of the YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament, where I presided over a debate on a bill for increased opportunities for homeless youth.

Member Statement: Melbourne High School

I recently addressed the Melbourne High School Political Interest Group, where I shared my experiences as an MP and discussed the place of the Greens in the political landscape and the main issues facing the Prahran electorate and Victoria.      

Member Statement: Victorian Student Representative Council

I attended the Victorian Student Representative Council annual congress, where student representatives debated a number of issues that directly affect young people, including needs-based funding and mandatory student involvement in decision-making processes.

Second Reading: Children, Youth and Families Amendment Bill 2015

I welcome this opportunity to speak on the Children, Youth and Families Amendment (Restrictions on the Making of Protection Orders) Bill 2015, and I welcome it as someone who has worked in the community sector and for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). I have a good appreciation...

Member statement: Stonnington Young Leaders

The Young Local Leaders program is a community engagement initiative hosted by the City of Stonnington Youth Services and supported by the YMCA Victoria. The program aims at equipping young people aged 14 to 19 with the skills and passion needed to be change makers in their communities, and it...