Surf Life Saving SA

I will speak today about Surf Life Saving South Australia and how important an organisation it is to our community. As opposition sports spokesman, I put on the record our respect for the great work the organisation carries out. I wish to talk about the challenges it faces currently. Surf Life Saving South Australia recently…

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Address in Reply 2008

I support the Address in Reply and join Honourable Members in thanking His Excellency the Governor in opening this third session of the 51st parliament. We are supportive of the Governor’s work and know that he is doing an excellent job. Now, as my colleague the Hon Caroline Schaefer pointed out in her contribution –…

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Adelaide Lightning

Today I want to highlight the recent wonderful achievement of the Adelaide Lightning women’s basketball team in winning the 2007-08 WNBL championship. Last month, the Lightning defeated the Sydney Uni Flames 90-82 in the grand final at Wollongong to claim its first WNBL title in a decade. An unstoppable display from the Lightning’s Renae Camino—who,…

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South Australian National Football League

As opposition spokesman for sport, I had the pleasure of representing the Liberal Party at last night’s South Australian National Football League AGM. I wish to use my time today to discuss how well the SANFL is doing and to pay tribute to some of the legends of South Australian football who received SANFL life…

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Victoria Park Redevelopment

As Opposition spokesperson for Sport, Recreation & Racing, I would like to use my time today to reflect on the future of Victoria Park. I have to say I’m left scratching my head when I think about the Rann Government’s current stance on Victoria Park – because I know how many Government Members previously supported…

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Victoria Park

I wish to use my time today as opposition spokesman for racing to discuss the extraordinary saga that has been the Victoria Park redevelopment proposal. Members are well aware that the newly elected Adelaide City Council has made a decision to reject a lease for the project. Let me firstly back up the comments of…

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