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Question without Notice: South Yarra public housing

Mr HIBBINS: My question is for the Minister for Housing. Minister, Azra has lived in South Yarra’s public housing towers for 17 years. In that time her home has never been upgraded. She is forced to stuff old newspapers to fill gaps in the windows to keep the cold out,...

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Adjournment: Rent controls

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, and the action I seek is for the minister to protect renters with controls on rents, improved standards and more secure leases. Around 60 per cent of people in Prahran are renters, and renters need a fair...

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Constituency question: Stonnington Community Assist

My constituency question is for the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, and I ask: will the state government provide funding for Stonnington Community Assist to employ a paid full-time coordinator? Stonnington Community Assist is a volunteer-only agency which provides information, referrals, advocacy, emergency relief, no-interest loans and other crucial...

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Question without Notice: Phase out coal

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My question is to the Premier. Victoria’s three coal-fired power stations are currently Victoria’s biggest source of climate pollution, and the Loy Yang power plants are licensed by the government to operate for another 2½ decades. Premier, why doesn’t the government have a clear, transparent time line...