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Month: August 2021

Wind back the bail laws? – No, keep the community safe!

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (17:50): It is some time since I rose to speak on a matter of public importance. In fact if the truth is known, it is probably some years since I rose to speak on a matter of public importance, but I could not help wanting to contribute to this one because, when you look at a couple of points just in the text of the MPI itself, it has: … the tough

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Stop Hiding Behind Status Quo – Make the Peninsula Regional

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (09:57): In June this year I raised by way of adjournment, again, the metropolitan status of the Mornington Peninsula. That was the fifth time I have raised the issue in the Parliament; this time will be the sixth. The adjournment asked the Premier to take all actions necessary to reclassify the peninsula to regional. On Monday, only three weeks late, the Premier responded. Did he address the request? No. Did he indicate

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It’s Homelessness Week – Why is the Minister hiding the waiting lists?

The number of disadvantaged Victorians on Labor’s social housing waitlist is at record levels and growing but is being kept hidden. Social housing is a key factor in the fight against homelessness, but five weeks after the end of the financial year Housing Minister Richard Wynne is yet to release the social housing waiting list data for the June Quarter. The number of Victorian applicants on the social housing waiting list has soared since Labor

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Re-zone the Mt Eliza Business School Site Now!

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (19:10): (5955) I raise a matter for the Minister for Planning, and I am delighted to see he is in the chair opposite. Now, the matter I raise relates to a site outside the urban growth boundary, at 60–70 Kunyung Road, Mount Eliza, and the action I am seeking from the minister is that he immediately proceed to conduct a ministerial rezoning of the site to rezone the land to green wedge.

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