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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

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Bomber Command Commemoration Service 2019

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

I rise today to speak about the Bomber Command Commemoration Service, which I was fortunate enough to attend last Saturday. The moving service was carried out by the Royal Australian Air Force at the Torrens Parade Ground, where I was honoured to lay a wreath on behalf of Premier Marshall and the Government of South Australia. The Royal Air Force fleet of bombers from 1936 to 1968 was controlled by Bomber Command and throughout the Second World War it was responsible for leading raids against crucial targets held by German forces. Bomber Command’s campaign was instrumental in t...Click here for full story

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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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