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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70th Anniversary of the Malayan Emergency

I rise today to acknowledge the 70th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Malayan Emergency, which was marked this past Saturday, June 16th, with a Commemoration Service at the City of West Torrens Memorial Gardens. I was pleased to attend and lay a wreath on behalf of the Premier and Government of SA. Through it…

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Battle of the Coral Sea Commemoration 2018

I rise today to deliver to this place an address from the Australian American Association Battle of the Coral Sea Commemoration Service held on 6 May 2018, at the Remembrance Columns in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. It was presented by Commander Andrew Burnett, the Commanding Officer at Navy HQ South Australia. He has graciously allowed…

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The Contemporary Veteran

I rise today to share with this place a deeply moving speech, by Peter Haran. He is a journalist, author and Vietnam Veteran. Earlier this year, I had the privilege of listening to his address during the ANZAC Day Commemorative Service, on the Memorial Grounds of the Jamie Larcombe Centre, earlier this year. It was…

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Address-In-Reply 2018

I rise to support the motion and give thanks to His Excellency the Governor for his speech opening the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of South Australia. His Excellency has provided four outstanding years of service to the people of South Australia. I would like to express my gratitude to the Governor and Mrs Le for their dedication,…

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Budget Measures Bill 2017

I rise today to speak on the Budget Measures Bill 2017. The Commonwealth Major Bank Levy within this bill is nothing but a desperate attempt to stave off the collapse of an ever-dwindling pool of revenue, by a government bereft of ideas. You cannot and never will tax your way to prosperity. Taxation upon further…

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