Government Whip in the Legislative Council

Liberal Member in the Parliament of South Australia

 

Murray

Speeches

Statutes Amendment (Real Estate Industry Reform) Bill

March 29, 2007

I rise on behalf of the Liberal opposition to speak to this bill. The Liberal Party supports the general thrust of this measure but will be seeking some amendments. The member for Flinders and the member for Finniss have stated quite clearly the Liberal Party's position on this legislation in the other place, so I will reduce my contribution. However, I wish to remind honourable members of why we ...Click here for full story

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NRM Levy

March 14, 2007

I wish to use my time today to discuss an issue that is causing much angst amongst Eyre Peninsula communities, that is, the proposal to increase the NRM levy for ratepayers. There has been a groundswell of opposition from the Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association, local councils, and ratepayers in the region, and rightly so. As someone who was born and bred in Whyalla, I am particularly fort...Click here for full story

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Budget Reply 2006

November 1, 2006

The inventor Thomas Edison once made the wise comment that opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. When I reflect on this latest Rann-Foley budget, I cannot help but think how these words ring true. This is a budget of missed opportunities because the Rann government has not had the courage, nor has it worked hard enough, to make the bold decisio...Click here for full story

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Matter of Interest - Organ Donation

May 31, 2006

I rise today to speak about the issue of organ donation. It is rare to find an act of human kindness and generosity greater than that of the donation of an organ to another human being so they may continue to live. It is truly one of the most unselfish and compassionate of acts. We have seen the generosity of people like Nick Ross, who made a kidney donation to his ailing employer, the late Kerry ...Click here for full story

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Maiden Speech

May 9, 2002

I thank Her Excellency the Governor for the speech with which she opened this parliament. I take this opportunity to pay a tribute to the dedication, the enthusiasm and the accomplishment with which Her Excellency is discharging her functions as a representative of Her Majesty the Queen. Throughout her public life Her Excellency's achievements have been widely applauded by all sections of the comm...Click here for full story

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