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Wind back the bail laws? – No, keep the community safe!

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (17:50): It is some time since I rose to speak on a matter of public importance. In fact if the truth is known, it is probably some years since I rose to speak on a matter of public importance, but I could not help wanting to contribute to this one because, when you look at a couple of points just in the text of the MPI itself, it has: … the tough

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Stop Hiding Behind Status Quo – Make the Peninsula Regional

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (09:57): In June this year I raised by way of adjournment, again, the metropolitan status of the Mornington Peninsula. That was the fifth time I have raised the issue in the Parliament; this time will be the sixth. The adjournment asked the Premier to take all actions necessary to reclassify the peninsula to regional. On Monday, only three weeks late, the Premier responded. Did he address the request? No. Did he indicate

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It’s Homelessness Week – Why is the Minister hiding the waiting lists?

The number of disadvantaged Victorians on Labor’s social housing waitlist is at record levels and growing but is being kept hidden. Social housing is a key factor in the fight against homelessness, but five weeks after the end of the financial year Housing Minister Richard Wynne is yet to release the social housing waiting list data for the June Quarter. The number of Victorian applicants on the social housing waiting list has soared since Labor

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Re-zone the Mt Eliza Business School Site Now!

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (19:10): (5955) I raise a matter for the Minister for Planning, and I am delighted to see he is in the chair opposite. Now, the matter I raise relates to a site outside the urban growth boundary, at 60–70 Kunyung Road, Mount Eliza, and the action I am seeking from the minister is that he immediately proceed to conduct a ministerial rezoning of the site to rezone the land to green wedge.

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$83 Billion in spending, Zero accountability

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (15:29):It is interesting to hear the member for St Albans’ enthusiasm for the Main Street level crossing removal, given that it was initiated by the Napthine Liberal government and it was funded by the— A member: You did nothing on it. Mr MORRIS: It was funded by the Liberal Napthine government. I was there and I was involved and I know exactly what happened. It was a Liberal project so do not

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If there is a Victorian Trump look at the Labor benches

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (09:54): Last sitting week, before the Parliament sat, the Shadow Treasurer publicly asked a series of legitimate questions about the background of the Premier’s recent medical absence. In any other workplace accident of this nature WorkSafe Victoria would be called upon to investigate, but in this case, for reasons we all accept and understand, that did not occur. But in the absence of an investigation and in a vacuum caused entirely by

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Andrews attitude to sole traders – Unreasonable and Unfair

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (14:42): (5925) My question is to the Minister for Industry Support and Recovery on behalf of a constituent who writes: We are an established, non essential retail business of over 10 years, with no online trading and only a ‘bricks & mortar’ presence which was mandated to be closed for some 173 days … over the past four Victorian lockdowns. Even though no income was generated during this period, we were still required to pay commercial rental,

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Carbon capture and storage – A real opportunity in the quest for Zero Emissions

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (18:51): It is a pleasure to rise and actually support a bill, which does not happen very often, as we know. But I think this is one of those rare examples where parties of different colours and even across different jurisdictions have come to a common point. I know there will be no opposition to this bill from either of the major parties. I am not sure whether there is going to

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Make the Peninsula Regional Now

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (19:20): (5909) I am pleased to raise a matter for the Acting Premier this evening, and the action I seek from the Acting Premier is that he take all actions necessary to reclassify the Mornington Peninsula as a regional area and to do so as a matter of urgency. As many will know, I have been talking about this issue for a very long time, initially from a planning perspective. I have

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