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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Appropriation Bill 2017

I rise to speak on the Appropriation Bill 2017. When this budget was handed down by the Treasurer in the other place it faced immediate scrutiny and justifiable criticism, ably articulated by our leader, but equally vocal have been our constituents and South Australian businesses. South Australians are rightfully doubtful about the ability of this…

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Supply Bill 2017

I rise today to speak briefly to the Supply Bill 2017, which seeks to appropriate $5.9 billion in order to patch over government spending between 1 July and the time at which the Appropriation Bill is given assent. Looking at supply bills in past years, this amount seems to be significantly larger than what we…

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