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Thursday, 20 September 2007
Mr MORRIS (Mornington) — It is a real pleasure to have the opportunity to speak on the Firearms Amendment Bill. I say that it is a real pleasure because we are in fact able to have a debate about changes to the controls in a sensible and rational manner. I reflect on the situation 11 years ago before the events that gave impetus to t...

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Thursday, 20 September 2007
Mr MORRIS — On another matter, Acting Speaker, three months ago I raised the issue of the hydrotherapy service run at the Mount Eliza Centre. The service was threatened following the opening of a new facility in Mornington, despite its only being half built, because the health network did not have enough staff to run both. Fortunately, th...

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Thursday, 20 September 2007
Mr MORRIS (Mornington) — Last Thursday afternoon I attended a packed meeting of members of the Peninsula Community Health Service at the Currawong Community Centre in Mornington. The meeting was called to enable members to formally express their view on the Department of Human Services plan to merge the service with community health. And ...

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Wednesday, 19 September 2007
Mr MORRIS (Mornington) — I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to the debate on the Fisheries Amendment Bill 2007. Let me say at the outset I endorse entirely and without reservation the comments made by the member for Bass before the dinner break with regard to those families we are about to put out of business. I agree en...

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Wednesday, 19 September 2007
Mr MORRIS (Mornington) — It is a pleasure to be able to make a contribution to the discussion on the Justice Legislation Amendment Bill this afternoon. The background to the discussion is one of rising violence. Statewide almost 2000 more assaults occurred in 2006–07 than in the previous year. Thankfully homicides and kidnaps were do...

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Thursday, 30 August 2007
Mr MORRIS (Mornington) — I am pleased to make what is my first contribution to an MPI (matter of public importance) debate. As a newcomer to this place, I have been quite interested in the way we operate. Perhaps naively, I really thought that when something appeared on the notice paper, that was what the house dealt with. I thought we wo...

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Thursday, 23 August 2007
Mr MORRIS (Mornington) — I rise this morning to commend the federal member for Dunkley, Bruce Billson, for the work he has done in obtaining federal funding for security cameras to assist in the policing of Main Street, Mornington. The cameras have been a major deterrent against graffiti, vandalism and other antisocial behaviour and have ...

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Wednesday, 22 August 2007
Mr MORRIS (Mornington) — It is a pleasure to rise to speak in support of the Justice and Road Legislation Amendment (Law Enforcement) Bill 2007. The bill seeks to amend the Magistrates’ Court Act; to allow the changes that are introduced under clause 8 involving the disclosure of information under the Police Regulation Act; and to al...

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Tuesday, 21 August 2007
Mr MORRIS (Mornington) — It is a pleasure to make a contribution to the debate on the Planning and Environment Amendment Bill 2007. The bill seeks to amend the Planning and Environment Act, the Transfer of Land Act and the Subdivision Act. The amendments to the Planning and Environment Act 1987 give additional powers to the Victorian Civi...

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Tuesday, 21 August 2007
Mr MORRIS (Mornington) — It is a pleasure to speak this afternoon on the Royal Children’s Hospital (Land) Bill 2007. The Royal Children’s Hospital is a much‑loved and highly respected institution in the Victorian community. In its 137‑year history it has developed an enviable reputation for the significant advances, or contributions to ad...

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