Budget Reply Speech 2017

I rise to give my contribution regarding the Appropriation Bill. In 2008, I made a decision to join the Liberal Party and to aspire to become a member of parliament. The reason I did that was that too many of our young were leaving our state. I had a business that I had had for 15 years at the time, which I loved, yet I was so saddened by seeing so many of our best and brightest finish their degrees and move interstate to search for work.

Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights (Suspension of Executive Board) Amendment Bill

I rise in support of the APY Land Rights (Suspension of Executive Board) Amendment Bill, which allows the minister to suspend the executive board. I had the great privilege last week to accompany the Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee on their trip to the APY lands. It was my first time ever in the APY lands, and it was such an amazing and beautiful place. The countryside is absolutely gorgeous, and we were very lucky, as has already been stated, to see the 20,000-year-old paintings at Cave Hill.

Childcare Services

My question is to the Minister for Education and Child Development. Following on from my question on 20 October 2016, will the minister now advise the house of how long the then 15-year-old hoon driver, under the guardianship of the minister at the time, had been missing for at the time of the incident that killed Mrs Nicole Tucker?

Road Traffic (Mail Zones) Amendment Bill

Introduced a bill for an act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961. 

Supply Bill 2017

I rise to speak on the Supply Bill 2017 which proposes to give the government $5.9 billion to spend in the next financial year, ahead of the budget being prepared. This is equivalent to five months' worth of the budget, or five-twelfths. Previously, for the last several years, this has been in the vicinity of $3 billion. Why is there such a large increase of almost double the money that is not being accounted for that is simply being given without reason?

Foster Care

That this house calls on the state Labor government to adopt the following policies released by the state Liberal Party to help protect our children

Public Works Committee: O-Bahn City Access Project

I rise to speak on this very important piece of infrastructure. I support public transport and improvements to public transport, and the O-Bahn, being a good Liberal initiative, is a great piece of infrastructure for the greater public good. However, prior to the 2014 election, the government's transport priority was the electrification of the Gawler railway line, which it had already announced twice and abandoned. By cancelling the Gawler electrification project, we lost the commonwealth funding of $76 million and will pay an estimated cost penalty of $70 million to restart the project in the future.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

Has the government completed recommendation 223 of the Nyland royal commission, due for implementation by 31.3.2017, to ensure that every child in care, or who enters care or who is potentially eligible, applies to participate in the National Disability Insurance Scheme?

Child Protection

Are the three children, who were living in the home where a Craigmore woman was recently attacked by a group of men armed with hammers, known to the Department for Child Protection and, if so, what supports or interventions had they received prior to the incident?

Children in Out-of-Home Care

an the minister inform the house of the proportion of children in out-of-home care who were the subject of a substantiation where the person responsible for that substantiation claim was living in the household providing the out-of-home care?