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Deboo Appeal 2019

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

As some of you may remember, I moved a motion last year regarding the importance of National Child Protection Week. On that occasion I took the opportunity to highlight some of the absolutely harrowing figures relating to Australian children who have suffered abuse, neglect, child maltreatment, or some other harm at the hands of those who should have protected them. I rise today to speak to the Judgment, handed down by the Court of Criminal Appeal on Monday, in relation to the sentencing of convicted paedophile, Vivian Frederick Deboo. For those of you who may not remember, Mr Deboo...Click here for full story

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Management of Overabundant and Pest Species Report

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Mr President - In 2018 the Natural Resource Committee commenced an inquiry to understand and review the current framework for the Management of Overabundant and Pest Species in South Australia. South Australia is home to numerous unique natural assets, many of which are adversely impacted by the occupancy of overabundant and pest species. This is not the first Parliamentary Inquiry into this topic in South Australia, with a number of recent inquiries highlighting the ongoing interest in managing and preserving natural assets in the short and long term. This specific inquiry commenced...Click here for full story

Views: 333 | Posted in: Speeches

Supply Bill 2019

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

I rise to speak to the Supply Bill 2019. A government is entrusted to handle funds it requires from its taxpayers with the utmost care. All funds spent by the government, should serve a valuable purpose and provide a net benefit for the constituency. A concept I have explained before in this Chamber, whilst in opposition, is that revenue is often used as a term in government as if the money belongs to the government. This is a falsehood. Tax dollars are deducted from the incomes of hard-working citizens in exchange for services. It should stand then that these services are necessary,...Click here for full story

Views: 297 | Posted in: Speeches


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