Battle of Coral-Balmoral Motion

I rise today to contribute to the recognition of those who fought at the Battle of Coral-Balmoral in Vietnam in 1968. Sir, 12 May 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Coral-Balmoral, and the commemoration service took place that morning in front of the Vietnam War Memorial at the Torrens Parade Ground. The Premier,…

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RAAF Base Edinburgh Air Show

 I rise today to commend the RAAF Base Edinburgh Air Show, which I attended on Sunday 10 November 2019. The air show marks one of many events on this year's calendar celebrating the epic flight centenary of the South Australian brothers, Sir Ross Smith and Sir Keith Smith. I have previously spoken in this place…

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Tauto Sansbury Condolence Motion

 I rise today to support the Hon. Kyam Maher's motion acknowledging the life and contribution of Narungga/Kaurna Elder Tauto Sansbury. I wish to join those on all sides of politics, and many more Australians, in extending my condolences to Tauto's family, friends and the wider Aboriginal community. Tauto's dedication to his family and his people…

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Legislative Review Committee – Gayle’s Law

On 19 June this year, the Legislative Review Committee resolved to conduct an inquiry into the variation regulations that have been developed to support the operation of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia) (Remote Area Attendance) Amendment Act 2017, more commonly known as Gayle's Law. Gayle's Law is legislation the parliament passed in…

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White Balloon Day

 I rise to congratulate the Hon. Tammy Franks MLC on the motion before this council. I would like to reiterate the enormous importance of protecting all children from sexual assault. Beyond our support, we must acknowledge and bring awareness to the shocking pain and suffering endured by those who have been subjected to sexual assault…

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Management of Overabundant and Pest Species Report

Mr President – In 2018 the Natural Resource Committee commenced an inquiry to understand and review the current framework for the Management of Overabundant and Pest Species in South Australia. South Australia is home to numerous unique natural assets, many of which are adversely impacted by the occupancy of overabundant and pest species. This is…

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Deboo Appeal 2019

As some of you may remember, I moved a motion last year regarding the importance of National Child Protection Week. On that occasion I took the opportunity to highlight some of the absolutely harrowing figures relating to Australian children who have suffered abuse, neglect, child maltreatment, or some other harm at the hands of those…

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