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Parliamentary Committees (Petitions) Amendment Bill 2019

Thursday, 16 May 2019

I rise to introduce the Parliamentary Committees (Petitions) Amendment Bill into this Chamber. As the Presiding Member of the Legislative Review Committee I welcome the Bill moved by the Member for Florey in the Other Place and the subsequent Government support. This Bill aims to further engage the South Australian public with the democratic process, by granting petitions more influence within the parliamentary system. Essentially, any petition signed by more than 10,000 people would come under mandatory review by the Legislative Review Committee, followed by a Ministerial response to p...Click here for full story

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Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel Keel Laying

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

I rise today to celebrate the ceremonial keel-laying of the first Arafura class offshore patrol vessel. I was proud to witness this important milestone on behalf of the Premier last Friday 10th of May 2019, at the Osborne Naval Shipyard. This event marked the official start to the life of the first of two naval offshore patrol vessels to be built in South Australia. The commemorative ceremony signifies the commendable progress made by the Arafura Class shipbuilding program thus far. Last year, the Federal Liberal Government committed to a $90 billon shipbuilding program to modernise...Click here for full story

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Adelaide Crows 2019 AFLW Premiers: Congratulatory Motion

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

I rise today to move the motion standing in my name. That this Chamber –  a)      Congratulates the Adelaide Crows on winning the 2019 AFLW Grand Final; b)      Congratulates Erin Philips on winning the AFLW Grand Final best on ground medal; c)      Acknowledges the important role the AFLW competition has had in growing grassroots participation in women’s football and providing role models for the next generation of AFLW players; and  d)      Recognises t...Click here for full story

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