Aboriginal Lands Trust Bill

I rise to speak on behalf of the opposition on the Aboriginal Lands Trust Bill 2013, which replaces the Aboriginal Lands Trust Act 1966. The intention of this bill is to improve the use of trust land for the ultimate benefit of the Aboriginal people in this state. The minister’s explanation went into the history…

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Appropriation Bill 2013

That was a heartwarming speech from the Hon. Gerry Kandelaars because, as we all know, socialist governments are terrific until they run out of other people’s money to spend. The Hon. Gerry Kandelaars has just highlighted how wonderful they are while the borrowing is happening, but at some stage the tap is going to be…

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Matter of Interest- Joy Baluch AM

I rise today to make a contribution, on the record, on the life of Joy Baluch AM, who lost her battle with breast cancer recently. Given her impact on the community of Port Augusta and the history of this state, five minutes does not do her justice. I had the pleasure of knowing Joy personally.…

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Matter of Interest- Australian Prosperity

Last Thursday was ANZAC Day, which should be a time to take stock of what is important and to remember the ultimate sacrifice that so many individuals have made for our country’s cause. This reflection triggered for me thoughts on why our country has fought the wars it has fought. We as Australians believe in…

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Matter of Interest – Drugs in Sport

I wish to speak about the recent findings of the Australian Crime Commission outlining the concerning presence of performance-enhancing drugs in our sporting codes and the alleged influence of organised crime. I do not want to doubt the findings and the great work of the Australian Crime Commission, as extensive research has gone into the…

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