NEWS DESK Transport petition stalls in parliament Continued from Page 1 The petition was rejected because, in accordance with strict parliamentary rules, the wording at the top must be reprinted on every page so that those signing can see what they are endorsing. Now, the 1574 signatures on the original will have to be collected again and re-presented on a new petition, which could take several months. Mr Dixon said the refusal was “very disappointing”. “I will inform all the signatories of the petition, especially the ones from the electorate of the Member for Frankston (Labor’s Paul Edbrooke) that parliament has refused leave,” he said. “I certainly support the petition and the words of the petition and, as I said, it is very, very disappointing that it has not been allowed to be tabled.” Electorate office manager and endorsed Liberal candidate for Nepean Russell Joseph said Mr Dixon spoke to the petition in his 90 second Members Statement and then sought leave to table the document “out of respect for the community members who, in good faith, collected those signatures and wanted them presented to the minister”. He said the petition “could easily have been granted but [it] was refused by Labor on political grounds and not by the rules of parliament”. “Mr Dixon has every right - in fact, it is good manners - to seek leave and table a document he is speaking to it,” he said. A reformatted petition will be presented to parliament again in a couple of months, Mr Joseph said.
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Bruised and battered: The Honda CRV involved in a series of collisions is stopped at Edithvale. Picture: Gary Sissons
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driver, in his mid-20s, driving erratically and speeding on the wrong side of the road near Bungower Rd, Mornington. “It was extreme behaviour,” Sergeant Box said. Thinking ahead, and anticipating the driver’s route, police set up stopsticks at the bottom of Olivers Hill. “He managed to get around them and continued up Nepean Highway and we terminated the pursuit when he entered the Frankston CBD,” Sergeant Box said. The driver continued up Nepean Highway sideswiping cars until one serious collision forced him to stop. He was then wrestled to the ground and held until could be arrested. Kingston traffic police on Friday night said the man was being interviewed over a range of traffic matters. He was said to live “uptown”.
Stephen Taylor email@example.com A SPEEDING driver who sideswiped several cars in a wild ride along Nepean Highway from Blairgowrie to Edithvale was later grappled with by members of the public and held until police arrived, Friday 1 September. Sergeant Ray Box said Mornington police began receiving calls from irate motorists about the driver’s behaviour in the Canterbury-Jetty road area of Rosebud at 10.30am. He was allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road and speeding at up to 120kph in 80kph zones. Police unsuccessfully tried to head off the man in a Honda CRV at Safety Beach but he avoided them and took the freeway to Mt Martha where he collided with a pole in Bentons Rd, Mornington, but continued driving. Sergeant Box said police saw the
FIVE teenagers were arrested for defacing a toilet block at Mornington Park with graffiti, Tuesday 22 August. Sergeant Ray Box, of Mornington police, said the 14-16 year olds were given cautions with further inquiries pending. The teens allegedly used shoe polish and ink to daub slogans. Police also arrested and cautioned two boys, aged 13 and 14, for graffiti offences at the Mt Eliza Centre, Jacksons Rd, Mt Eliza, Sunday 20 August. Sergeant Box said up to 10 teenagers were involved in daubing slogans on “brand new walls”.
Burglary links A SERIES of overnight burglaries in Mornington and Mt Martha last week may have been committed by the same offenders, police say. They occurred 27-29 August. In the first incident a passer-by may have “spooked” burglars attempting to break into a Wilsons Rd cafe by smashing glass door panels. They sped off in what’s described as a red hatch. A short time later, a cafe and a milk bar in Dava Drive were broken into and their tills taken – as well as a bag of lollies. A Safety Beach pizza shop and wok restaurant also had tills stolen. Cash and alcohol were stolen from a wine outlet in Mt Eliza, 2.30am, Thursday 24 August. Anyone with information is urged to call Mornington police 5970 4900.
Laundry fire AN electrical fault in a washing machine or clothes dryer is being
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blamed for a fire that damaged a laundry in a house in Lorimer St, Crib Point, 2.20pm, Saturday 26 August. A husband a wife evacuated the house before emergency services arrived.
Food on fire FOOD burning on a cook-top while the male occupant briefly left the premises set fire to a house in York St, Mornington, 11.55am, Friday 25 August. The man tried to put out the fire but was overcome by smoke and later taken to Frankston Hospital. Mornington CFA crews extinguished the blaze.
Camera taken THIEVES stole the CCTV camera from the hydro pool at the old Peninsula Health building in Jacksons Rd, Mt Eliza, 5.20pm, Tuesday 29 August. Police said there had been a “lot of issues” relating to vandalism and theft at the former hospital.
Thief flees A MAN fled after being disturbed trying to jemmy open the front door of a house in Coral Close, Rosebud, overnight, Wednesday 30 August. A “suspicious” looking man was later seen around the corner. He is described as 183cm, skinny and unshaven, wearing black tracksuit pants and a black hoody.
Plates stolen A SET of Queensland number plates was stolen from a Mitsubishi Triton parked in Dunstone Drive, Rosebud, overnight Wednesday 30 August. The number is 018TQF.
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