Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games 2016

I rise to speak to the motion moved by the Hon. Tung Ngo wishing our Olympians and Paralympians well for participating in the Rio Olympic Games, particularly those from South Australia. Of course, the opposition supports this motion despite the fact that it is now well after the conclusion of the games. I am sure we all…

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Appropriation Bill 2016

I rise to speak to the Appropriation Bill for 2016. I will attempt, through my contribution, to address the many falsehoods the Labor government is peddling to South Australians in this budget. The Treasurer believes the budget position is sound and that the state is saved because he delivered a surplus—but it is not a…

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Matter of Interest – Online Betting Tax

I rise today to speak about the government's proposed wagering 'place of consumption' tax. On an empirical level, it is very disappointing to see that the government's solution to everything seems to be further taxation. Another tax is not what this state needs. In fact, a more efficient taxation system would improve the economic system…

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Supply Bill 2016

I rise to speak to the Supply Bill 2016. This is a formality in that the date of the budget has been set in June in recent times, although it has been postponed to 7 July due to the upcoming federal election. Therefore, in order to allow full debate of the Appropriation Bill, a Supply…

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Motion congratulating Adelaide United Football Club

I move: That this council congratulates Adelaide United Football Club for claiming the A-League premiership and championship in season 2015-16. Adelaide United Football Club, the Mighty Reds, very recently completed the greatest achievement of the club's 13-year history. Adelaide United not only finished top of the table and therefore crowned premiers, but also completed a…

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Matter of Interest – Federal Election

I rise today to talk about the upcoming federal election, as I do not believe I will get another opportunity to do so in this place before then. This election is an important one for the medium-term direction of the country and South Australia in particular. It would be no surprise that I am advocating…

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