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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Liquor Licensing Amendment Bill 2009

I advise that the opposition supports this bill. We have consulted with industry stakeholders and listened to a number of arguments for and against the bill. We have certainly received quite a lot of feedback. At the end of the day, the Australian Hotels Association and industry stakeholders welcome the proposed amendments, so we will…

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SASI

The South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) is a very important organisation in our community. As shadow minister for sport, I would like to put on the record the opposition’s respect for the great work the organisation carries out. SASI conducts programs and services to identify, develop and support athletes with the potential to perform at…

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Appropriation Bill 2009

I rise to speak on the eighth Labor budget; the budget that will define this government going into the state election in March 2010, as it argues the case for a third term. It is a budget from a tired and arrogant government which has spent eight years doing next to nothing and is now…

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