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Day: June 5, 2020

Small Business Under Siege – Andrews Just Doesn’t Understand

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (12:34): I am delighted to have the opportunity to make some comments on the Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2019, and I was interested to hear the member for Carrum’s comment about Choc Top in Mornington. It is interesting that they could not get anyone in the government to pay them any attention until they got on 3AW and got Neil Mitchell on the case. Funnily enough after that, suddenly the government were interested,

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Wage Theft Bill – Cynical Exploitation of a Serious Issue

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (12:02): I am pleased to have the opportunity to make some comments on this Wage Theft Bill 2020. This is politics over policy. It is the government seeking to obtain a partisan advantage at the expense of the community. It is the government seeking to obtain a partisan advantage at the expense of the very workers that they purport to represent. The fact is this bill will not solve what is a very

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Forest Drive and Uralla Road – Why Are We Still Waiting?

I have frequently raised concerns about the condition of Nepean Highway between Balcombe Creek and Forest Drive in Mount Martha. The volume of traffic using that stretch of the road increased enormously when Peninsula Link opened. During the term of the former coalition government, at my urging, the speed limit south of Balcombe Grammar was reduced. The then Minister for Roads initiated preliminary consideration of potential solutions. At the first sitting of the last Parliament,

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SE Water Land Must be Protected

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (14:09): I rise today to acquaint the house with developments—or rather the lack of development—on the status of the abandoned South East Water land in Kunyung Road, Mount Eliza. The land was the subject of a planning scheme amendment, and it was expected to be rezoned to neighbourhood residential. The amendment went to a panel, which recommended the application of a general residential zone and the removal of the proposed environmental audit

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