Small Business Commissioner Bill

I rise to speak on the Small Business Commissioner Bill. As lead speaker for the Liberal Party, I will outline the opposition’s concerns with regards to this bill. As honourable members are aware, the Liberal Party opposed this bill in the other place. The Small Business Commissioner Bill establishes an agency of the Crown to…

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Appropriation Bill

I rise to make a brief contribution on the Appropriation Bill. I commend the Hon. Rob Lucas on (a) his speech and (b) the fine work that his Budget and Finance Committee does in keeping this government, at best, remotely honest. I just want to highlight a couple of disturbing things before I touch on…

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Supply Bill 2011

I rise to make a brief contribution on the Supply Bill 2011. The passage of this bill will fund the activities of the government from 1 July to when the Appropriation Bill passes sometime after that. From what we have seen in recent years with this government, I cannot imagine that the Appropriation Bill will…

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Matter of Interest – Sport Participation

Recent statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal that South Australia has the worst rate of participation in sport in the country. Involvement in sport and recreation in South Australia has decreased from 66 per cent in 2005-06 to 62 per cent in 2009-10. This is disappointing news given that, under the Rann…

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