Member of the Legislative Council

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation;

Recreation and Sport; Racing


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Motion noting the report on the Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

I am very pleased to speak on this particular motion and commend the Hon. Tammy Franks for her pretty comprehensive description of the work that we have done and, pretty accurately, the way in which we have gone about it. I do not need to repeat verbatim the things that the Hon. Tammy Franks has said, but I do agree with her quite comprehensive coverage. What I wanted to say was that, personally, I am looking forward to the next 12 months. I am hoping we can move not only onto trying in a compassionate way to listen to the issues that Aboriginal people present to us, but I would really like ...Click here for full story

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Motion noting the report on the Inquiry into the State Procurement Board

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

It is with fair bit of pleasure that I rise to speak on this particular issue as I was fortunate enough to be a member of SARC for, I think it was about seven years, and I was certainly at the pointy end of when we started this particular inquiry. This inquiry came about because of a number of representations that I certainly had, but also many members of parliament, and primarily the issue was about the stationery contract that went out to many South Australian schools operated by a long-standing company by the name of K.W. Wholesale Stationers. K.W. Wholesale Stationers is a cooperative ow...Click here for full story

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Community Based Sentences (Interstate Transfer) Amendment Bill

Thursday, 3 December 2015

I rise on behalf of the opposition to support this bill which was introduced by minister Piccolo on 15 October in the other place. It seeks to facilitate the transfer of community based sentences, such as suspended sentences and supervised bonds but not parole, between states. National model legislation currently operates in relation to prison transfer and parole transfers, and this legislation extends the principle to community based sentences. The legislation has been endorsed by ministerial councils (Corrections in 2010 and Attorneys-General in 2011) and I believe has been passed in all oth...Click here for full story

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