Crime continues to climb in Ballarat

15 December 2016 New statistics released today confirm that criminal activity in the Ballarat region continues to surge under Daniel Andrews. Local Ballarat MP Joshua Morris has renewed calls for more local police and a strengthening of the justice system in the wake of today’s...
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New early childhood service for Lucas, but still no school

30 November 2016 Local Ballarat MP Joshua Morris has welcomed today’s sod turning at the Lucas Community Hub, which was funded by the Ballarat Council and the former Liberal Government in June 2014. “It’s great that construction of this project, which was funded by the former...
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120 parks slashed from Ballarat station

29 November 2016 Local Ballarat MP, Joshua Morris, has called on the Andrews Government to reverse their decision to scrap at least 30% of available car parks when the Ballarat Railway Station is redeveloped next year. Plans for the redevelopment, which were released today, show...
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New timetable fails to impress

28 November 2016 Local Ballarat MP Joshua Morris has called the new Ballarat V/Line timetable a bitter letdown for local commuters. “The new timetable, which Jacinta Allan has been touting as the solution to commuter’s problems for months, is a complete disappointment,” Mr Morris...
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Train pain ahead for Ballarat cup punters

17 November 2016 Racegoers planning to travel to Ballarat by Public Transport this weekend will be faced with service changes, bus replacements and delays. Local Ballarat MP Joshua Morris raised concerns about significant delays on the Ballarat line due to a number of partial and...
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Ballarat surgery waiting list on the rise

28 October 2016 New health performance data released today shows a large increase in the number of patients waiting for elective surgeries in Ballarat. Since data was last released the number of patients on the elective surgery waiting list in Ballarat has risen by more than 20%...
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Local jobs in Ballarat take a dive under Daniel Andrews

20 September 2016 This quarter’s Small Area Labour Markets figures show that unemployment in Ballarat has risen 0.6% in just one quarter under Daniel Andrews. Australian Government Department of Employment data shows that, since Daniel Andrews and Labor came to office the...
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No more free mail for dummy candidates

31 August 2016 Local Ballarat MP Joshua Morris has welcomed a vote by the Legislative Council of the Victorian Parliament to disallow the distribution of how-to-vote cards in local Council postal voting packs. The Legislative Council today voted to disallow Clause 38 of the Local...
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MPs call for details on Midland Highway upgrades

25 August 2016 Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Rural and Regional Transport Simon Ramsay and Western Victoria MP Joshua Morris have called on the State Government to outline a timetable for the $10 million Midland Highway upgrade between Lethbridge and Meredith. Mr Ramsay said...
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Meredith CFA volunteers welcome Opposition MPs

25 August 2016 Western Victoria MPs Joshua Morris and Simon Ramsay met with CFA volunteers at Meredith Fire Station today, despite Premier Daniel Andrews’ attempt to ban Opposition MPs from attending CFA brigades. Mr Ramsay and Mr Morris spoke with Meredith brigade 2nd Lieutenant...
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