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White Balloon Day

Thursday, 26 September 2019

 I rise to congratulate the Hon. Tammy Franks MLC on the motion before this council. I would like to reiterate the enormous importance of protecting all children from sexual assault. Beyond our support, we must acknowledge and bring awareness to the shocking pain and suffering endured by those who have been subjected to sexual assault in their lives. White Balloon Day is a campaign raising awareness of the crime of child sexual assault, encouraging our community to take an active role in protecting children. Most importantly, White Balloon Day encourages survivors of child sexual assault ...Click here for full story

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Statutory Authorities Review Committee: Inquiry into the State Procurement Board

Thursday, 26 September 2019

I move this report on behalf of the committee, and I do so with, I would have to say, some enthusiasm. The State Procurement Board should form an important function for South Australia. Their management can achieve positive results for the government, taxpayers and local business. However, this is the second inquiry of the Statutory Authorities Review Committee into the State Procurement Board in the past four years. Both inquiries have stemmed from stakeholder concerns that public authorities may not be in full compliance with all State Procurement Board policies and guidelines. The result? L...Click here for full story

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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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