Motion of Condolence – Hon K.T. Griffin

I rise to support the motion. I thank other members for their heartfelt contributions and, in particular, the Hon. Trevor Griffin's long-term friend and colleague, the Hon. Rob Lucas. I also pass on my condolences to Val, Mark, Tim, family and friends.  I was fortunate enough to have met the Hon. Trevor Griffin on a number of occasions and…

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Motion of Condolence – Hon A.M. Whyte

I start my support of this motion by acknowledging Mrs Mary Whyte, the Hon. Caroline Schaefer, Gar and Nettie Heron, and of course the Hon. Peter Dunn, former President of the Legislative Council. I was fortunate to meet Caroline Schaefer, the first of the Whyte family I came into contact with, and the great privilege that I had through meeting…

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Matter of Interest: Australian Hotels Association

I rise to talk today about the Australian Hotels Association, South Australian division. Many members of parliament paid their respects to the South Australian division of the Australian Hotels Association at its annual lunch yesterday, the Tuesday just passed. It is always a well-attended event; well attended by members of parliament and very much so out of respect for…

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Valedictory: Hon I.F. Evans

Given the hour and the enormous amount of work that this council has worked its way through today in a most professional manner, I will try to keep my comments brief, but, to be fair, I would have liked to have had more time to expand on my relationship and the wonderful contribution of the Hon. Iain Evans…

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Matter of Interest: South Australian Economy

 I rise to make a few comments on the South Australian economy, and in particular the government's handling of it. In an excellent opinion piece in last Tuesday's Advertiser, the Commonwealth Minister for Finance, one of the Coalition Government's shining lights, Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann, stated some home truths for the people of South Australia. His comments relate…

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Budget Measures Bill 2014

I acknowledge that the opposition supports the bill; however, just not in its current form. It is my understanding that amendments will be introduced at a later stage, and it is the reasoning for those amendments that I largely wish to talk about now. Whilst it is somewhat unusual for this place to recommend amendments…

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