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Category: Environment

Victoria’s Waste Crisis

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (14:32): From the party that preferences the Greens ahead of anyone else just about every time that is quite an amazing exposition. I grieve for the state of the waste and resource recovery sector in the state of Victoria and particularly for the people and indeed for the environment that has been placed at risk because of its failure. We had an effective and efficient waste and resource recovery system, one that

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Question – Solar Homes Program

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (16:10): (495) My question is also to the Minister for Solar Homes. The question relates to the Solar Homes program and in particular the instructions provided to the providers of new systems. A constituent has been advised by his provider that in order for the rebate to be paid he would simply need to pay for the system. He promptly paid the bill but was subsequently advised the request for payment is

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Question to the Premier – Prescribred Burning

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (12:16): My question is also for the Premier. The 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission found that prescribed burning was one of the main tools for fire management on public land. Ms Neville interjected. The SPEAKER: Order! The minister will come to order. Mr MORRIS: The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) annual report reveals that the amount of planned burning has dropped from 234 614 hectares in 2014–15 to only

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Environment Minister Must Meet Mount Martha Community bon ‘The Pillars’

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) – I raise a matter this evening for the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. The action I seek from the minister is that she meet with Shire of Mornington Peninsula councillors, local emergency services representatives, interested community members and myself to hear firsthand the issues with “The Pillars” at Mount Martha and that she do so as a matter of urgency.  I raised this issue in the House in February

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The Pillars – Time to Fix the Problem

This morning I presented a petition from residents of the Mornington electorate seeking action from the Andrews government to resolve a problem I have raised in this house before — management of the out-of-control level of visitation to The Pillars on the Mount Martha coast. The Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, as the land managers, have long sought support and assistance from the government to resolve the issue. In January, after two years of fruitless discussions,

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Fracking Banned, But New Gas Exploration Essential

Much of the legislation we deal with in this place is relatively pedestrian. It is important in its way, but seldom does a bill have significant implications that go well beyond its anticipated life. This is such a bill. It is not just an important bill, it is perhaps a critical bill for the future of the state. It is a bill that builds on the work of the former coalition government and a bill

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