Appropriation Bill

I appreciate the opportunity to speak briefly about the portfolios for which I am responsible, starting with the portfolio of sport, recreation and racing. I wish to touch on two Liberal initiatives supported in the budget, and cynics amongst us might suggest that this is to appease many in the sporting sector who are still…

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Matter of Interest – Adelaide Thunderbirds

As honourable members would be well aware, on Sunday 11 July the mighty Adelaide Thunderbirds thumped the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic in the ANZ Championship Grand Final at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. A huge and vocal crowd watched the Thunderbirds take out the ANZ Championship. The atmosphere was electric, with a full house of…

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Supply Bill 2010

I rise to support the Supply Bill and to briefly raise a few issues related to my work in the shadow portfolio of sport. I want to take this opportunity to focus on an issue which is gaining some traction in the media, which has been an issue for local sporting clubs for some time,…

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Matter of Interest – National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week celebrations will occur across the country from this Thursday, 27 May, until Thursday, 3 June. These two dates hold particular significance for Indigenous Australians. On 27 May 1967, the referendum was held in which over 90 per cent of Australians voted to remove sections of our constitution which discriminated against Aboriginal people.…

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Address in Reply 2010

May I begin by thanking the Governor for his address and also on the way he continues to carry out his duties in our community, along with Mrs Scarce. I support the great work the Governor undertakes in promoting South Australia. The Governor spoke about the Rann Government’s commitment to reconnect and re-engage with the…

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Racing Select Committee

Thanks for your guidance, Mr President, it is always very welcome. I move: That the interim report of the Select Committee on Certain Matters Relating to Horse Racing in South Australia be noted. I am pleased to speak on the progress our committee has made to date with its deliberations. The committee has resolved to…

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City West Precinct

It is with pleasure that I rise today to further discuss the state Liberal Party’s plans for City West. The plan to rejuvenate the precinct represents an exciting vision for Adelaide’s future. South Australians have become frustrated by eight years of inaction by a government that has not outlined a plan for Adelaide’s future. It…

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