Government Whip in the Legislative Council

Liberal Member in the Parliament of South Australia




White Balloon Day

September 26, 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 aw...Click here for full story

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Statutory Authorities Review Committee: Inquiry into the State Procurement Board

September 26, 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 ...Click here for full story

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Deboo Appeal 2019

July 3, 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 t...Click here for full story

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Management of Overabundant and Pest Species Report

July 3, 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 ...Click here for full story

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Supply Bill 2019

June 18, 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 mone...Click here for full story

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Bomber Command Commemoration Service 2019

June 5, 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 contr...Click here for full story

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Parliamentary Committees (Petitions) Amendment Bill 2019

May 16, 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 withi...Click here for full story

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Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel Keel Laying

May 15, 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...Click here for full story

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Adelaide Crows 2019 AFLW Premiers: Congratulatory Motion

April 3, 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...Click here for full story

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Closing the Gap Day 2019

April 3, 2019

I rise today to acknowledge the growing success of the annual Closing the Gap Day event here in South Australia. This year, the event was hosted in the Goyder Pavilion at the Wayville Showgrounds. I attended this event, on behalf of the Premier, last Wednesday, the 27th of March 2019. I think we are all now aware of the significant gap that exists between indigenous and non-indigenous pe...Click here for full story

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February 27, 2019

Whyalla is one of South Australia's most important cities. Mount Gambier and Whyalla are our two major regional centres. Whyalla has a proud history. It was founded by BHP in 1901 and was originally named Hummock Hill. It began as a port for the shipment of iron ore. During the Second World War, the town built many ships for the Royal Australian Navy. In the 1950s and 1960s, the first st...Click here for full story

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Festa - Croatian Food & Wine Festival 2018

November 28, 2018

I rise today to acknowledge the 15th anniversary of Croatia’s showcase of culture through its annual event, Festa, the Croatian food and Wine Festival. Last Saturday, 24th November 2018, I was pleased to attend the 15th anniversary of Festa. 15 years of showcasing a variety of aspects from both the traditional and modern Croatia. A festival held by the South Australian Croatian comm...Click here for full story

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Appropriation Bill 2018

November 7, 2018

I rise today to provide my full support for the Appropriation Bill 2018. I am pleased to see a Treasurer hand down a Budget, which addresses key issues that I have spoken about for years in This Place. South Australian families are no longer burdened by a Government which views them as way to increase the state’s revenue. Instead, this Budget aims to improve efficiencies to allow for re...Click here for full story

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Animals of War

November 7, 2018

I rise on behalf of the Government to acknowledge and support the Private Members Motion, Animals of War. Military animals play a significant role throughout the history of warfare – even dating back to the 4th century AD.  As working animals, different military animals serve different functions during combat.  Horses, camels, donkeys, even elephants, have been used fo...Click here for full story

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William Thomas Corey OAM

October 24, 2018

I rise today to commemorate a South Australian hero, Vale William Thomas Corey OAM, aged 101. Sadly, on the 10th October 2018 we lost one of the last Rats of Tobruk. Mr Corey served in the Middle East, North Africa and the Pacific Islands. He was loved by many including the veteran’s community and his family- children Don and Dianne, and his grandchildren- Julia, Michael, Matthew, Keyt...Click here for full story

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