Topic: speeches

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.

Adelaide High School

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly 25 May 2021

Last week, I had the privilege of addressing the year 12 politics and year 10 civic students at Adelaide High School. These students were undertaking a research assignment on current issues within their community and wanted to hear more about how the Marshall Liberal government was tackling these challenges. 

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

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly 11 May 2021

I would like to thank the members who have made contributions, particularly the Attorney-General and the member for King, and also the member for Reynell, who is obviously very passionate about this area and who I know has put a lot of work into this. I also thank the Deputy Speaker—who was the Chair—for the very long debate that we had, but it is a very important piece of legislation, so I was more than happy to answer the questions that were required. 

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.