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Category: Health

Pandemic Management a Total Failure

Legislative Assembly 17 November 2021 Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (17:53): It is a pleasure to rise and make a contribution to this matter of public importance advanced by the member for Ripon. It is interesting to reflect, to the extent that you need to, on the contribution of the previous speaker. I guess the take-out I would have is that it does not matter whether you are telling the truth or not; if you say it

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Andrews Govt stands condemned for Covid Inaction

Legislative Assembly 6 October 2021 Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (12:53): I am delighted to join this debate on this matter of public importance proposed by the Member for Caulfield because we are rapidly becoming the most locked down city in the world, as the motion notes. By the end of this week, we will have been locked down for more than 250 days, and that is certainly a record that we have never aspired to in

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OHS changes matter, but not at the cost of jobs

Legislative Assembly 7 September 2021 Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (15:37): It is a pleasure to rise to open the debate for the opposition this afternoon on the Occupational Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021,which, as the long title tells us, is a bill to amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, the Dangerous Goods Act 1985, the Equipment (Public Safety) Act 1994 and the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013. There are, in reality, five

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COVID Restrictions Send a Shiver Down Our Spines

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (13:51): This morning’s announcement of renewed COVID measures and the causes behind them have I am sure sent a shiver down the spines of many Melburnians and Victorians, not least because once again the state government is using a hammer to crack a walnut. Once again it is the whole of greater Melbourne being locked down despite the exposure sites— Members interjecting. Mr MORRIS: You are right—not being locked down, being limited,

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The Mental Health Challenge

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (12:31): I must admit just listening to the member for Thomastown’s assessment of the opposition’s response, it sounded more like it was an assessment that was predetermined rather than of what I actually heard from the member for Ferntree Gully. In fact, as the member for Ferntree Gully made it clear, the Opposition is not opposing this bill at all. The bill before the house is about facilitating provisional payments for mental

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