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An Energy Plan to Bring the Economy to its Knees

Mr MORRIS (Mornington)—I am pleased to join the debate on this renewable energy bill. I might just comment in passing that in fact the abbreviation ‘NB’ does not refer to ‘note before’. It refers to
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The Scourge of Prescription Drug Abuse

MR MORRIS (Mornington) — The abuse of prescription drugs is of course not a new problem. Indeed it was one of the very first issues that I had to confront as a new member of Parliament, and
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A typical Labor budget

Record Taxes, Soaring Crime, Increased Congestion, Declining Educational Standards and Skyrocketing Public Sector Wages I am pleased to have this opportunity to makesome comments on the take-note motion on the Appropriation (2017–2018)Bill 2017. Indeed it
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Central Goldfields Shire Dismissal

This is a bill of course to dismiss the Central Goldfields Shire Council. Central Goldfields is a municipality of some 1530-plus square kilometres and has a population of around about 12 500, of whom 7500
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Crime Tsunami Continues

On another matter, recently released figures confirm the impact of Victoria’s crime tsunami on insurance claims. Home burglaries claims have grown by almost 30 per cent in the past two years, which compares very unfavourably
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Minister Uninformed on Peninsula Planning Issues

I raise a matter for the Minister for Planning, and the action I seek is that he take immediate action to ensure that his recent changes to the general residential zone within the Mornington Peninsula
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UFU Campaign – Feedback for the Premier

Earlier this month I was copied into an email to the Premier from a constituent. In the email the constituent wrote: I wish to make it known that I didn’t appreciate the flyer handed to
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Main Street Crossing – A Question for the Minister

My question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. I refer particularly to Main Street in Mornington and the southern section between the Nepean Highway corner and the first pedestrian crossing, which is
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Committee Question but No Answers – What is this Government Trying to Hide?

It is a pleasure to rise this morning to again make some comments on the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee Report on the 2015–16 Financial and Performance Outcomes, which was tabled in May of this
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Peninsula Public Transport – Time for a Review

I rise this afternoon to address the issue of public transport on the Mornington Peninsula. Public transport in my electorate does not consist of trams, trains and buses. With the exception of the excellent and
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Portarlington Ferry Service – At What Cost?

My question is on behalf of a constituent. On 16 November the Minister for Water announced the continuation of the ferry service from Portarlington to Docklands. Further, this year’s budget revealed that the government was
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A Zero Tolerance Approach to all Crimes

We need to send a strong message of zero tolerance on crime in Mornington. The policy of treating fuel drive-offs as a civil rather than criminal matter hasn’t worked. Fuel retailers have reported an increase
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