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Kaufland – Return Planning Power to Mornington Peninsula Shire

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (19:40): (16) Thank you, Speaker, and can I also add my congratulations on your return to the chair. I raise a matter for the Minister for Planning. By way of background, the
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Morris calls for Kaufland decision to be made by Shire

Mornington MP David Morris has used the very first sitting day of the new Parliament to call on the Minister for Planning to abandon his hand-picked committee set up to deal with the controversial Kaufland
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Main Street Traffic – New Counts Needed

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (17:13:47) —  I raise a matter this evening for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and the action I am seeking from the minister is that he direct VicRoads to immediately undertake a
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Improving Compensation for Injured Cyclists

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) — It is a pleasure to rise to make what I anticipate will be some relatively brief comments on the Treasury and Finance Legislation Amendment Bill 2018. I was going to say the bill
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Labor Refuses Peninsula Landscape Protection

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) — When I first entered this Parliament almost 12 years ago, one of my first statements identified the threat that the Bracks’ government’s planning policies posed to the distinctive character of the Mornington Peninsula. More than
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A New Local Government Act? – Debate shut down!

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (16:09:05) — I too rise to oppose the adjournment of debate on this bill. As I made clear in my opening remarks in the second-reading debate, this is a very detailed bill. The heft
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A New Local Government Act?

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) — It is a pleasure to rise this evening to open the debate on behalf of the opposition on the Local Government Bill 2018. The bill is intended to give effect to section 74A(1) of the
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When is a Rate Cap not a Rate Cap? – When it’s a Waste Charge.

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) — This government went to the 2014 election with an explicit promise to cap rates. Like so many other Labor promises, this one was not worth the paper it was written on. Labor
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Ansett Land – sale welcome but what’s the next step

I welcome the news that sale of the Ansett land has now concluded, and that an investor with existing local interests of is apparently the purchaser. The sale will assist the Ansett Trust to continue
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Harry Dean

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (13:39:49) — I rise today to mark the passing of Harold Leslie Dean, known to all as Harry, on 4 May this year. I had the great privilege and pleasure of knowing Harry for over
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Main Street Traffic

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (12:03:55) — (14 415) My question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. In August 2017 I asked the minister in this house to provide traffic counts for Main Street in Mornington. He
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Parliamentary Spending Needs Greater Accountability

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (18:12:52) — I am pleased to rise this evening to speak with regard to the Appropriation (Parliament 2018–2019) Bill 2018. I am consciously reading that because the title can be a bit of a trap
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