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.


Presumptive Rights for Firefighters

05 Apr 2018

The Liberal Nationals will fast track Presumptive Rights legislation by introducing a Private Members Bill to ensure all career and volunteer firefighters will have equal access to cancer compensation.

On 28 October 2015, the Liberal National Coalition signed a pledge to commit to presumptive rights for all Victorian firefighters.


Frankston Bus Interchange – Not fit for purpose

27 Mar 2018

MR MORRIS (Mornington) My question is for the Minister for Public Transport.

I recently received an email regarding the new Frankston bus hub. I quote from that email:

I have been writing to the press and to Paul Edbrooke about the lack of shelter at the new bus hub at...


Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

01 Nov 2017

Mr MORRIS (Mornington)  — I am pleased to rise to make what I anticipate will be some relatively brief comments about the Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2017. While there are two substantive matters that are affected by the bill, it is pretty straightforward. I think there are only eight clauses...


Voluntary Assisted Dying

18 Oct 2017

Mr MORRIS — The debate on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 is not unprecedented; it is certainly unusual. It is a significant event in the life of this Parliament, and if the bill passes, it will be a significant event in the history of the state. 


Portarlington Ferry – At what cost?

18 Oct 2017

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) - My question is for the Treasurer.


On 16 November last the Minister for Water announced the continuation of the ferry service from Portarlington to Docklands. Despite making the announcement the minister has indicated in response to a question that this is not a matter for...


An Energy Plan to Bring the Economy to its Knees

19 Sep 2017

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 ‘nota bene’ which, as you indicate Acting Speaker McGuire...