Address In Reply

I support the Address in Reply, and I join honourable members in thanking His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor for opening the second session of the 51st parliament on behalf of Her Excellency the Governor. It was an honour to be part of the sesquicentenary opening of parliament and to celebrate 150 years of responsible government in…

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Matter of Interest – Drugs in Sport (AFL)

Today I rise to discuss the drug scandals that have recently affected AFL football. There is now a significant time-line of drug scandals in the AFL leading up to the major headline at the moment involving Ben Cousins and the West Coast Eagles. As Liberal spokesman for sport, recreation and racing, I have a keen…

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NRM Levy

I wish to use my time today to discuss an issue that is causing much angst amongst Eyre Peninsula communities, that is, the proposal to increase the NRM levy for ratepayers. There has been a groundswell of opposition from the Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association, local councils, and ratepayers in the region, and rightly so.…

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Budget Reply 2006

The inventor Thomas Edison once made the wise comment that opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. When I reflect on this latest Rann-Foley budget, I cannot help but think how these words ring true. This is a budget of missed opportunities because the Rann government…

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Maiden Speech

I thank Her Excellency the Governor for the speech with which she opened this parliament. I take this opportunity to pay a tribute to the dedication, the enthusiasm and the accomplishment with which Her Excellency is discharging her functions as a representative of Her Majesty the Queen. Throughout her public life Her Excellency’s achievements have…

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