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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 was. Well done to all students who took part and to the United Nations Association of Australia, Victoria Division. The UN is such a critical global institution, and it was great to see students embracing the challenging role of a UN delegate.

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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.

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Member Statement: Melbourne High School

melb-high-1---edited.jpgI 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.




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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.

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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 of the complexities and challenges in providing an effective child protection system in Victoria. 

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