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Month: June 2017

VicHealth Active Club Grants

Member for Mornington David Morris MP has welcomed grants from VicHealth for the Mornington Junior Football Club and the Mount Eliza Bowling Club. These local clubs will receive a share in more than $500,000 in funding as part of the latest round of health promotion foundation VicHealth’s Active Club Grants, an initiative to encourage more Victorians to get physically active. These grants will lead to the establishment of a Junior Female Football Team within the

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Peninsula Link Signage – Simply not good enough!

I raise a matter this evening for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and the action I seek is that the minister act to correct the absence of appropriate exit signage for Mount Eliza and Mount Martha from Peninsula Link. Earlier this year I wrote to the minister and requested his assistance in resolving these signage issues, and in the correspondence I noted a number of matters that I will summarise for the house.

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Worksafe Legislation – A direct and unwarranted attack on employers

I must say that I am pleased to be able to finally debate this bill because, unlike some other matters recently, this bill has been on the notice paper for a considerable period of time, so certainly there has been the opportunity to examine it in detail. The bill amends the Accident Compensation Act 1985, the Dangerous Goods Act 1985, the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act

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Osborne Primary – Is it a priority for Government

My question is for the Minister for Education, and it relates to Osborne Primary School. Prior to the last election the then education minister, the member for Nepean, committed some $960 000 in funding for maintenance works, which unfortunately this government has refused to deliver on. I have followed this up on a number of occasions with the minister, most recently in an adjournment matter in February of this year. The minister responded that the

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Planning Changes a Fundamental Threat to the Peninsula

For most of the second half of the 20th century there was bipartisan support for sensible planning on the Mornington Peninsula. Successive generations recognised that growth was both welcome and inevitable but that if it was to occur, it had to be managed properly to ensure that the special character of the peninsula was retained for the benefit and pleasure of all Victorians. As Melbourne’s population continues to grow, particularly to the south-east, so too

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Peninsula Planning

For most of the second half of the 20th century there was bipartisanship for sensibleplanning on the Mornington Peninsula. Successive generations recognised thatgrowth was both welcome and inevitable, but that if it was to occur it had to bemanaged properly to ensure that the special character of our Peninsula was retainedfor the benefit and pleasure of all Victorians. As Melbourne’s population continues to grow, particularly to the south-east, so toodoes the need for access to

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Morris Fights for the Safety of Balcombe Grammar School Students

Mornington MP David Morris has called on the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan MP, to implement a school zone outside Balcombe Grammar School. The school is situated on a busy state arterial road, Nepean Highway, an 80-kilometer-an-hour zone. This school zone is vital for the safety of drivers, parents and students. “No reduction for speed is afforded to Balcombe Grammar School even though it is situated on the same highway as Peninsula

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Morris rejects VicRoads grab for cash

Mornington MP David Morris has called on Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan MP, to facilitate a low value, non commercial lease of VicRoads land on the corner of Canadian Bay Road and Nepean Highway, Mount Eliza. Speaking in Parliament recently, Mr Morris called on Minister Donnellan to provide approval as the land holding minister to ensure the safety of drivers and particularly of young students. “There has been a longstanding issue with

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