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Author: Steve Holland

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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Planning Minister – Call in this Application Now!

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (17:15): (2591) I raise a matter for the Minister for Planning. It relates to a planning application at 60–70 Kunyung Road, Mount Eliza, and the action I am seeking is that he call in the application and reject it. This is an application for a retirement village. The site is outside the urban growth boundary, but it is an application to facilitate a major addition to the Mount Eliza urban area—with more

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Lifting the Gas Exploration Moratorium – About Time!

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (16:03): I am actually delighted to rise to support legislation that implements an important part of a very strong Coalition energy agenda. This is legislation that, as we have heard and as we know, is long overdue. Unfortunately it does delay the cessation of the moratorium on the extraction of gas for a further 12 months. That is certainly something that I would rather have not seen. But beyond that limitation, it

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Back to work and back in business

Our Plan to get Victoria Back to Work and Back in Business sets out how the State Government can help Victorians secure their personal finances, rebuild local economies, build better communities and keep their families safe. It’s a business-led, jobs-led plan for action to help Victoria rebuild from the damage done by COVID-19 to our jobs, our communities and our lives. Click here for more information.

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Should the Kunyung Road Retirement Village Proceed? No!

Submission to the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council: I write to object to the granting of a planning permit for the above application. At 23,322 m², the sheer scale of this proposed development would warrant serious consideration. With eight new four-storey buildings (including the two wings proposed for the historic building), three three-storey buildings, 272 apartments, 362 car spaces,115 nursing beds and a token place of worship; this is a vast development. While this might be

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Bringing Manufacturing Home

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed weaknesses in Victoria’s essential goods supply chain. We’ve had to import testing kits and protective equipment from China. Responding to the pandemic, we have an opportunity to bring manufacturing home to Victoria; creating local jobs and securing local supply chains. That’s why the Liberal Nationals propose the current State Government establish a $1 billion Bringing Manufacturing Home Fund. Another idea to get Victoria back to work and back in business.

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