Parliament

VETERANS ORGANISATIONS

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly 5 May 2021

I would like to thank the member for Hammond for bringing this motion to the house and also signal my support to the South Australian veteran community and the organisations that support them, in particular the RSL and Legacy and The Road Home. I am sure there are other organisations as well that do a wonderful, important job looking after both veterans and their families.

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (SAFETY) (MISCELLANEOUS) AMENDMENT BILL

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly 5 May 2021

Thank you, Mr Chair, and I would like the opportunity to respond to the member for Reynell. Adoption is an emotive issue. I think it is something that many people would avoid and not bring to parliament, but I believe that being a member of parliament and being a minister requires difficult decisions and difficult discussions. That is part of being a leader: bringing difficult discussions to the house. 

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MULTICULTURAL BILL

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly 18 March 2021

I am pleased to have the opportunity today to speak on the South Australian Multicultural Bill 2020. Australia is a nation built on multiculturalism—from our First Nations people, who are our oldest living continuous culture, to welcoming new migrants into our communities and generations who now call Australia home. It is one of the greatest duties as a local member of parliament to attend citizenship ceremonies, as many people in this house have reflected. It is such a wonderful occasion and such a significant time for new citizens to become Australians.

PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE: ADELAIDE HIGH SCHOOL REDEVELOPMENT

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly 4 March 2021

I rise in support of the Public Works Committee report. I welcome the $23 million investment for the expansion of Adelaide High School to allow the year 7s to attend high school. We know that as part of the national curriculum throughout Australia we are the last state to follow, to have year 7 going into high school.

STATUTES AMENDMENT (BAROSSA RAIL CORRIDOR) BILL

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly 3 March 2021

I, too, would like to speak on this bill and reflect on rail that affects my electorate, such as the Gawler electrification. The electrification of the Gawler line, which goes through my electorate from the city through to Ovingham, Dudley Park, Prospect—

Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2020 - Committee Stage

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly 18 February 2021

I move:

Amendment No 1 [Sanderson–1]—

Page 5, after line 28—Insert

8A—Registered health practitioner to provide information about alternatives and risks

(1) A registered health practitioner must—

(a) when providing advice to a person about the performance of a termination; and

(b) in any case—before performing a termination on a person,

provide the person with information about the procedure, alternatives to terminating the pregnancy and the physical and mental health risks associated with terminating a pregnancy.

(2) A registered health practitioner will be taken to have complied with subsection (1) if the practitioner gives the person information in the prescribed form.

Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2020

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly 16 February 2021

I rise to make a contribution on the Termination of Pregnancy Bill, mostly out of respect for the large number of my constituents who have made the immense effort to fill in my survey and questionnaire as well as those who have met with me—church leaders, community groups, constituents—and those who have rung and emailed my office. In particular, I would like to note that 951 constituents from the Adelaide electorate took the time to fill in my 10-question survey. I am truly grateful for their comments and their time towards our democratic process.

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (SAFETY) (MISCELLANEOUS) AMENDMENT BILL 2020

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly 12 November 2020

I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

I am pleased to introduce the Children and Young People (Safety) (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2020, which makes a number of necessary amendments to the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017. This bill honours my commitment that I would prioritise a 12-month stakeholder review of the act.

APPROPRIATION BILL 2020

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly 11 November 2020

I, too, rise to speak on the Appropriation Bill. What a fantastic budget we have. In light of the COVID pandemic, this is the budget that we truly had to have. This is all about creating jobs, backing business and building what matters. We are investing a record of $16.7 billion in job-creating infrastructure projects over the next four years. This is an extra $3.8 billion over last year's budget. Spending will be on local roads, major sporting facilities, schools and hospitals and is expected to create over 19,000 jobs.

PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE: MAIN NORTH ROAD AND NOTTAGE TERRACE INTERSECTION UPGRADE

Extracted from Hansard- House of Assembly 15 October 2020

I rise to speak on this very exciting project in my electorate, that is, the $90 million upgrade of the Scotty's Corner intersection at the corner of Main North Road and Nottage Terrace. In 2010, very early on in my political career, I was living in Collinswood, so I am very familiar with this intersection and the effects it has on the local community, and certainly it has been raised many times by my local constituents.