Government Whip in the Legislative Council

Liberal Member in the Parliament of South Australia

 

Murray

Speeches

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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Battles of Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral

August 1, 2018

 I rise today to acknowledge the 50th Anniversary of the 26-day long Battle of Coral-Balmoral. I rise to support this motion to acknowledge the sacrifice of the Australian soldiers and their families who courageously fought to defend fire support bases at Coral-Balmoral. The sacrifice of 60, 000 soldiers and their families who served in Vietnam. 3, 000 men served at the battles of fi...Click here for full story

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Commemoration Service for the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Hamel

July 25, 2018

I rise today to acknowledge the Commemoration Ceremony of the Centenary of the Battle of Hamel. I was honoured to be asked to represent the Premier and the people of South Australia at the Australian National Commemorative Service on July 4 of this year. The observance itself, took place at the Australian Corps Memorial, Le Hamel, France. The Battle of Hamel took place on July 4th, 1918 ...Click here for full story

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70th Anniversary of the Malayan Emergency

June 20, 2018

I rise today to acknowledge the 70th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Malayan Emergency, which was marked this past Saturday, June 16th, with a Commemoration Service at the City of West Torrens Memorial Gardens. I was pleased to attend and lay a wreath on behalf of the Premier and Government of SA. Through it I wish to share with this place excerpts from the writings of author Major Pa...Click here for full story

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Battle of the Coral Sea Commemoration 2018

June 6, 2018

I rise today to deliver to this place an address from the Australian American Association Battle of the Coral Sea Commemoration Service held on 6 May 2018, at the Remembrance Columns in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. It was presented by Commander Andrew Burnett, the Commanding Officer at Navy HQ South Australia. He has graciously allowed me to share it in this place, and I thank him for the opp...Click here for full story

Views: 248

The Contemporary Veteran

May 16, 2018

I rise today to share with this place a deeply moving speech, by Peter Haran. He is a journalist, author and Vietnam Veteran. Earlier this year, I had the privilege of listening to his address during the ANZAC Day Commemorative Service, on the Memorial Grounds of the Jamie Larcombe Centre, earlier this year. It was the first such service held by the Centre, which specialises in providing ment...Click here for full story

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Address-In-Reply 2018

May 10, 2018

I rise to support the motion and give thanks to His Excellency the Governor for his speech opening the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of South Australia. His Excellency has provided four outstanding years of service to the people of South Australia. I would like to express my gratitude to the Governor and Mrs Le for their dedication, generosity and hard work. They have done this state proud with the...Click here for full story

Views: 323

Select Committee on Administration of South Australia's Prisons

November 15, 2017

I rise today to speak about the report from the Select Committee on the Administration of South Australia’s Prisons, which I tabled yesterday. I would firstly like to start by acknowledging the contributions provided by my colleagues the Hon Tammy Franks MLC, the Hon Justin Hanson MLC, the Hon Tung Ngo MLC and my friend and colleague the Hon David Ridgway MLC. I would also like to acknow...Click here for full story

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