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Category: Fishing & Boating

Fisherman’s Jetty – When will it be fixed?

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (11:46): (5684) My question is to the Minister for Fishing and Boating. As the minister is aware, the Mornington harbour area is managed by Parks Victoria with the support of a funding program from the minister’s department. Fisherman’s Jetty is an extremely popular and well-used location within the harbour precinct. Last year a condition assessment was undertaken on the structural integrity of the jetty, and as a consequence of that report the

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Better Boating Fund Bill Fails to Deliver Andrew’s Promise

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (11:59): It is a pleasure to rise this afternoon to open the debate on behalf of the opposition on the Marine Safety Amendment (Better Boating Fund) Bill 2020. The long title suggests that this is a bill to provide for the establishment of the Better Boating Fund—and yes, it certainly is—to facilitate urgent boat ramp upgrades and continual maintenance of Victoria’s boating infrastructure, and to provide funding for related matters. Well, frankly I

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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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