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Category: Speeches

Waste and Recycling Management – $10 million bail-out

The SPEAKER: Order! When the house comes to order—with the assistance of the Premier. Order! Mr MORRIS: Thank you, Speaker. My question is to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. At a meeting in February 2018 SKM pleaded with the minister for safeand temporary storage of recycling material. Why didn’t the minister act on this plea 18 months ago? Ms D’AMBROSIO (Mill Park—Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Minister for Solar Homes) (12:14):

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Flora & Fauna Protection Needs Action as well as Legislation

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (10:28:36): I am pleased to open the debate on behalf of the Liberal and National parties in the Parliament on the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Amendment Bill 2019.An amendment of what is now a fairly long-in-the-tooth act, the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988. The intention of this bill, as the introduction tells us, is to establish new objectives and principles of the act—so, replace principles of the act, and I will

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Banning Plastic Supermarket Bags

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (13:32:16): It is a pleasure to rise to open the debate on behalf of the coalition on the  Environment   Protection  Amendment Bill 2019 which, as the long title tells us, is a bill to amend the  Environment   Protection  Act 1970 to prohibit the provision of certain plastic bags and to prevent the provision of misleading information relating to plastic bags and to make technical and consequential amendments to the  Environment Protection Amendment

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State Budget 2019

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (16:21:53): Just listening to the member for Nepean, I think two points come to mind. He said something about there having not been an ALP member of Parliament on the peninsula for a century or so. Apparently he does not know David Hassett, who was the member for Dromana in this place from 1982 to 1985, part of the first Cain government. I am sure David, if he is still around, would

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Queens Birthday Honours 2019

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (09:47:17): I rise today to congratulate five citizens of the Mornington electorate who were recognised for their service to the community in the Queen’s Birthday honours. Mr Ken Rowe was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for service to the communities of Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula over many years in a number of capacities. Dr James Lucas was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his service as one

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A disgraceful, partisan attack on our Volunteer Firefighters

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (16:29:57): Normally I would say it is a pleasure to rise to join a debate, but I have got to say it is not a pleasure to join this debate, because the bill before the house has very, very few redeeming features. Some elements of the bill certainly are welcome, but they are very, very few and far between, and of course I am referring to sections that relate to presumptive rights.

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Mornington Police Station Flooding

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) My question is to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. In recent years the Mornington police station has had some issues with flooding. On 29 March 2016 there was a post from police media to Facebook advising the station had been closed because of flooding. Yesterday significant rain has unfortunately caused a repeat performance. My office checked late this morning and were advised the station is still closed and the public

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Traffic Congestion – Racecourse Rd and Mornington Tyabb Road

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (09:48:23): Since Peninsula Link opened in early 2013 traffic volumes on many nearby local roads have increased significantly. While the design allowed the horrendous bottleneck at Frankston to be avoided, and that was most welcome, there was considerable disruption to established traffic patterns. In pre-link days traffic travelling towards Melbourne used either Moorooduc Road or Nepean Highway, and did not travel across the peninsula. At the opening, reductions on the north-south arterials

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Parliament’s Budget

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (17:34:25): It is interesting to hear from the member for Broadmeadows. Without pursuing that theme too closely, while I accept and agree with much of his comments in terms of the need for truth in debate, I am not sure that the impact of technology is perhaps as extreme as he may have been suggesting. I suspect that while technology has changed, the tactics have not. Perhaps technology amplifies the impact of

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Question: Traffic Volumes on Tyabb Rd at Racecourse Road

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (12:44:06): (623) My question is to the Minister for Roads in the other place. Since Peninsula Link opened, traffic along Mornington-Tyabb Road has increased significantly. While there are issues along the entire length of the road, the section between Nepean Highway and Moorooduc Highway is now badly congested, particularly at peak hour but frequently at other times throughout the day. One of the worst intersections is at Racecourse Road, currently a single-lane

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