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Day: June 18, 2020

Relief Needed for Rock Lobster Fishery

MORRIS (Mornington) (22:57): (2699) I raise a matter for the Minister for Fishing and Boating, and the action I am seeking is that the minister provide significant financial relief for holders of rock lobster fishery licences. Those licensees have been significantly disadvantaged by the coronavirus pandemic, and they are now facing ridiculous hikes in their licence fees. By way of background, a lobster fishery access licence, which is what is required to commercially fish, is

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What steps is the government taking to allow sailing to resume?

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (11:45): (2685) My constituency question is for the Minister for Fishing and Boating. It is on behalf of two constituents and the Mornington Yacht Club. The minister’s department has also received representations on this subject from Australian Sailing. While those engaged in sailing arguably are more exposed to fresh air than those engaged in almost any other sporting activity, there are some significant constraints from both practical and safety perspectives that prevent

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