Government Whip in the Legislative Council

Liberal Member in the Parliament of South Australia

 

Murray

Speeches

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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Whyalla

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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National Child Protection Week Motion 2018

September 19, 2018

I rise today to move the motion standing in my name. That this Chamber – a)     recognises National Child Protection Week was held from the 2nd until the 8th of September; b)   acknowledges that Child Protection Week is a wonderful opportunity for everyone in the community to think about how we can work together to keep all children safe; c)  ackn...Click here for full story

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Battle of Britain & Peacekeeping Commemorative Services 2018

September 19, 2018

I rise today to highlight two significant commemoration services, which I attended over the last week. I was honoured to be asked to represent the Premier and the Government of South Australia, by laying a wreath at both ceremonies. The first of these was the RAAF’s Battle of Britain Commemoration Service, at the Torrens Parade Ground on Saturday 15 September. Remembering in particular,...Click here for full story

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Aboriginal Veterans Commemorative Service

September 5, 2018

I rise to support this motion. This motion from the Hon Mr Maher commends Reconciliation SA and Aboriginal Veterans SA on the Anzac Day service at the Aboriginal War Memorial; acknowledges the contribution of Aboriginal servicemen and women; and recognises that their sacrifice often did not result in equal treatment to their non-Aboriginal brothers and sisters in arms. Aboriginal and T...Click here for full story

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Australian War Graves Visit 2018

September 5, 2018

I rise today to share with the Chamber my experience in France and Belgium as a representative of the Government and the people of South Australia in July this year. I was humbled to be able to visit the war graves in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Hill 60, VC Corner and Pheasant Wood. These cemeteries are the final resting places for many Australian soldiers who left this country to travel to the other ...Click here for full story

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