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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Motion congratulating Mr Steve Davis

I move: That this council— 1. Celebrates the outstanding 25-year career of South Australian international cricket umpire, Steve Davis, upon his retirement in June; 2. Acknowledges Steve Davis's commitment to cricket in which he umpired 57 test matches, 137 One Day Internationals, and 26 T20 Internationals; and 3. Recognises the important role played by umpires,…

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Southern Redbacks

I rise today to congratulate the South Australian first XI, commonly known as the Redbacks, on reaching the final of the Sheffield Shield this season. The Redbacks qualified for the final after outright victories in their last two matches against Western Australia and Tasmania, and were assisted by Western Australia beating Queensland outright in Brisbane…

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Matter of Interest – Mr D. Stanbury

I rise today to acknowledge one of South Australia's unsung heroes. There are many people in our society who are quiet achievers, helping out where needed and answering the call to public service. They do not do what they do for accolades and are surprised and humbled to receive them when they are recognised. One…

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