Parliament

A New Local Government Act? – Debate shut down!

21 Jun 2018

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 of the bill indicates the size of it: 409 clauses, 119 consequential amendments plus four principal acts...

Parliament

A New Local Government Act?

19 Jun 2018

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 Constitution Act 1975. Of course, as all members will be aware, that is the section...

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Harry Dean

31 May 2018

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 20 years.

Mornington

Peninsula Planning – Sensible Controls or Lost Forever?

08 May 2018

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (13:52:29) — I rise this afternoon to congratulate the Mornington Peninsula shire on the strong campaign they have launched against this government's reckless disregard for our peninsula, its disregard for the amenity of peninsula residents and its disregard for the enjoyment the peninsula gives to the many thousands of...

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Melbourne Water Land - No subdivision by stealth!

08 May 2018

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (19:00:14) — (14 292) I raise a matter this evening for the Minister for Water.

 

The action I seek from the minister is that she direct Melbourne Water to cease any actions that may result in land owned by that organisation, that is situated in the Mornington Peninsula green...

Parliament

Portable Long Service – More Costs, No Benefits

01 May 2018

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (16:32:33) — As the minister and others have noted in this debate, this is certainly not the first time the Parliament has considered various provisions around long service leave. Firstly, and of course most famously, in 1953 there was the Factories and Shops (Long Service Leave) Act 1953.