Parliament

CLIMATE CHANGE

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly 28 October 2021

 

With the Prime Minister attending the upcoming Glasgow climate change summit, I want to take some time to share the Marshall Liberal government's clear path for responding to climate change by building a strong climate smart future. In December 2019, the government released our direction for Climate Smart South Australia, with the goal of net zero emissions by 2050. At the opening of the 2020 parliament, we then set an interim goal to reduce emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2030.

NORTH ADELAIDE SOCIETY PLANING FORUM

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly 12 October 2021

I rise to update the house on the North Adelaide Society's recent spring forum held at the North Adelaide Community Centre on 15 September. Now in its 51st year, the North Adelaide Society has been a strong and vocal group who have advocated for the interests and protection of North Adelaide, South Australia's oldest metropolitan residential suburb.

JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE SOCIAL WORKERS REGISTRATION BILL

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly 23 September 2021

I move:

That the final report of the committee be noted.

The Social Workers Registration Bill 2018 was referred to the joint committee on 29 November 2018, and it began hearing evidence on 30 January 2019. On 3 December 2020 I tabled the final report of the Joint Committee on Social Workers Registration Bill 2018. Twenty recommendations were made relating to the provision for the registration of social workers and the establishment of a social workers registration board with powers to investigate complaints and enforce penalties for practitioners who breach competency and ethical standards.

FOSTER AND KINSHIP CARER WEEK

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly 23 September 2021

I rise today to speak about Foster and Kinship Carer Week, which was celebrated last week, and to put on the record the wonderful work that our foster carers and kinship carers do every day caring for some of the most vulnerable children in our state.

NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION WEEK AND FOSTER AND KINSHIP CARER WEEK

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly Tuesday 7 September 2021

 

The Hon. R. SANDERSON (Adelaide—Minister for Child Protection) (15:39):September is a very busy and exciting month in the child protection space, with a variety of activities to recognise National Child Protection Week, from 1 to 7 September, and Foster and Kinship Carer Week, from 8 to 14 September. Child protection is extremely important work. It is complex, challenging and sometimes heartbreaking but equally rewarding. 

PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE: OVINGHAM LEVEL CROSSING GRADE SEPARATION

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly Thursday 26 August 2021

 

The Hon. R. SANDERSON (Adelaide—Minister for Child Protection) (11:12): The electorate of Adelaide welcomes this investment in the upgrade of the overpass and the removal of the crossing. The Marshall Liberal government is building what matters, creating thousands of local jobs and better lives for South Australians through our record $16.7 billion investment in roads, hospitals, schools, housing and regional infrastructure. 

WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP AND ECONOMIC SECURITY STRATEGY

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly Thursday 26 August 2021

The Hon. R. SANDERSON (Adelaide—Minister for Child Protection) (15:47): This month, the Marshall Liberal government released the South Australian Women's Leadership and Economic Security Strategy 2021-24 as part of our commitment to ensuring that South Australia is leading from the front in opportunities for women. As the member for Adelaide, I am excited by the opportunities for women all around the city and in my electorate, and this strategy will guide our work in driving this into the future. 

APPROPRIATION BILL 2021

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly 23 June 2021

I rise to speak on the Appropriation Bill 2021. Our budget for a stronger South Australia is delivering better services, creating jobs and building what matters. Right across South Australia and in my electorate of Adelaide it is delivering savings directly to families, reducing costs and creating jobs for businesses that need it. There is so much to talk about in this year's budget because we are delivering so much for South Australians, such as an enormous infrastructure pipeline, worth a record $17.9 billion over the next four years.

NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly 27 May 2021

I rise today to recognise National Reconciliation Week, which is celebrated between 27 May and 3 June every year. This morning I was honoured to join His Excellency the Hon. Hieu Van Le and Premier Steven Marshall at the National Reconciliation Week Breakfast hosted by the Commissioner for Children and Young People, Helen Connolly.

VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING BILL

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly 26 May 2021

I rise to indicate my support for the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2020, and I will make a few comments. This is obviously a very emotive issue and an issue that is taken very seriously by every member of parliament in both chambers.