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Author: Jack Cook

Kunyung Road Development Update

The Mornington Peninsula Shire Council will be considering the Kunyung Road development application  at a meeting to be held on 20 July 2020. The Officers Recommendation is for the Council to refuse the application. The agenda and further information can be found below:

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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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A Drug Court for the County Court

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (18:06): It is a pleasure to join the debate this evening on the Justice Legislation Amendment (Drug Court and Other Matters) Bill 2020. Of course the centrepiece of the bill is, and most of the debate has been about, the creation of a Drug Court within the County Court of Victoria. But of when a bill is entitled ‘and other matters’, there are a range of other matters that are related in the

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Boarding School Registration – Long Overdue

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (14:57): It is a pleasure to join this debate on the Education and Training Reform Amendment (Regulation of Student Accommodation) Bill 2020 which, while it does a number of things, is essentially about the registration of premises, according to the long title, ‘at which accommodation services are provided to students enrolled at or attending registered schools’, boarding schools. There are also some minor amendments relating to early childhood teachers and there are some

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