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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Desert Spirit Cup 2009

Today I would like to use my time to congratulate the APY Thunder and the Yuendumu football teams. These two teams contested the Inaugural Desert Spirit Cup Grand Final, which was held on Sunday at the MCG before the Collingwood versus Port Power football match. Both teams put on a great display for a huge…

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Supply Bill

I will not repeat everything our lead speaker has said, but there are a few points that I wish to touch on. I will make a reasonably brief contribution, unless the Hon. John Gazzola heckles me too much, in which case it will become far more lengthy and it will drive everybody nuts. Given the…

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Racing Industry Select Committee

I thank all honourable members for their contribution, their interest and, I think, generally their genuine concern about racing in this state. I know that I for one have no qualms whatsoever about instigating this motion in relation to this committee, and I sleep well at night knowing that I am interested in racing and…

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Racing Industry Select Committee

The Hon. T.J. STEPHENS (17:20): I move: 1.That a select committee of the Legislative Council be appointed to inquire into and report upon— (a)the sale of Cheltenham Park Racecourse; (b)the rezoning of Cheltenham Park Racecourse; (c)the relationship of decisions made in connection with the sale of Cheltenham Park Racecourse with proposals for the redevelopment of…

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SANFL

I rise today to speak on the South Australian National Football League. As honourable members would be well aware, the 2009 season of the SANFL begins this weekend, and the league is again looking to build on the strong crowd attendances of 2008, which were up 6.8 per cent on the previous year. The Hon.…

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