Whyalla

Whyalla is one of South Australia's most important cities. Mount Gambier and Whyalla are our two major regional centres. Whyalla has a proud history. It was founded by BHP in 1901 and was originally named Hummock Hill. It began as a port for the shipment of iron ore. During the Second World War, the town…

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Appropriation Bill 2018

I rise today to provide my full support for the Appropriation Bill 2018. I am pleased to see a Treasurer hand down a Budget, which addresses key issues that I have spoken about for years in This Place. South Australian families are no longer burdened by a Government which views them as way to increase…

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Animals of War

I rise on behalf of the Government to acknowledge and support the Private Members Motion, Animals of War. Military animals play a significant role throughout the history of warfare – even dating back to the 4th century AD.  As working animals, different military animals serve different functions during combat.  Horses, camels, donkeys, even elephants, have…

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William Thomas Corey OAM

I rise today to commemorate a South Australian hero, Vale William Thomas Corey OAM, aged 101. Sadly, on the 10th October 2018 we lost one of the last Rats of Tobruk. Mr Corey served in the Middle East, North Africa and the Pacific Islands. He was loved by many including the veteran’s community and his…

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Australian War Graves Visit 2018

I rise today to share with the Chamber my experience in France and Belgium as a representative of the Government and the people of South Australia in July this year. I was humbled to be able to visit the war graves in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Hill 60, VC Corner and Pheasant Wood. These cemeteries are…

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Aboriginal Veterans Commemorative Service

I rise to support this motion. This motion from the Hon Mr Maher commends Reconciliation SA and Aboriginal Veterans SA on the Anzac Day service at the Aboriginal War Memorial; acknowledges the contribution of Aboriginal servicemen and women; and recognises that their sacrifice often did not result in equal treatment to their non-Aboriginal brothers and…

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Battles of Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral

 I rise today to acknowledge the 50th Anniversary of the 26-day long Battle of Coral-Balmoral. I rise to support this motion to acknowledge the sacrifice of the Australian soldiers and their families who courageously fought to defend fire support bases at Coral-Balmoral. The sacrifice of 60, 000 soldiers and their families who served in Vietnam.…

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