Private Member’s Motion – Adelaide United Football Club

I move: That this council— 1.Recognises— (a)That Adelaide United Football Club represents Adelaide and South Australia in a national sporting competition; (b)That Adelaide United Football Club represents Adelaide and South Australia in an international sporting competition outside of our national league; (c)The social, health and economic benefits that Adelaide United Football Club contribute to our…

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Appropriation Bill 2012

Thank you for the opportunity to contribute to the debate on this bill. The financial management of this government leaves much to be desired. Labor’s poor governance has had an adverse impact on hardworking South Australians struggling with a dramatic rise in the cost of living. The truth of the matter is that under Labor,…

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Matter of Interest – Carbon Tax

I wish to take this time to talk about the implications of the federal government’s carbon tax, which is to come into effect on 1 July. The point of a punitive tax is to change behaviour, and the Gillard government is of the belief that certain industries and companies need to be punished for doing…

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Shop Trading Hours Bill

I have some comments to make on clause 1. Firstly, can I just say how disappointed I am, not so much with the government because I would not expect anything less than the way they have pulled this on, but with my crossbench colleagues for basically guillotining our opportunity to make second reading contributions. It…

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