Desert Spirit Cup 2009

Today I would like to use my time to congratulate the APY Thunder and the Yuendumu football teams. These two teams contested the Inaugural Desert Spirit Cup Grand Final, which was held on Sunday at the MCG before the Collingwood versus Port Power football match. Both teams put on a great display for a huge…

Supply Bill

I will not repeat everything our lead speaker has said, but there are a few points that I wish to touch on. I will make a reasonably brief contribution, unless the Hon. John Gazzola heckles me too much, in which case it will become far more lengthy and it will drive everybody nuts. Given the…

Racing Industry Select Committee

The Hon. T.J. STEPHENS (17:20): I move: 1.That a select committee of the Legislative Council be appointed to inquire into and report upon— (a)the sale of Cheltenham Park Racecourse; (b)the rezoning of Cheltenham Park Racecourse; (c)the relationship of decisions made in connection with the sale of Cheltenham Park Racecourse with proposals for the redevelopment of…

SANFL

I rise today to speak on the South Australian National Football League. As honourable members would be well aware, the 2009 season of the SANFL begins this weekend, and the league is again looking to build on the strong crowd attendances of 2008, which were up 6.8 per cent on the previous year. The Hon.…

Surf Life Saving SA

I will speak today about Surf Life Saving South Australia and how important an organisation it is to our community. As opposition sports spokesman, I put on the record our respect for the great work the organisation carries out. I wish to talk about the challenges it faces currently. Surf Life Saving South Australia recently…

Address in Reply 2008

I support the Address in Reply and join Honourable Members in thanking His Excellency the Governor in opening this third session of the 51st parliament. We are supportive of the Governor’s work and know that he is doing an excellent job. Now, as my colleague the Hon Caroline Schaefer pointed out in her contribution –…