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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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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