Topic: speeches

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. 

ADELAIDE ELECTORATE, INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

INNER NORTH EAST ADELAIDE YMCA

Extracted from Hansard- House of Assembly 24 September 2020

I rise today to speak in relation to a local community issue in the Walkerville area between the INEA YMCA on Smith Street and the Town of Walkerville. It is important to state that there are two separate complex issues that Labor are purposefully conflating to cause division and confusion. On 31 August, the Mayor of Walkerville, Elizabeth Fricker, wrote to all residents:

MINISTERIAL STATEMENT: ONLINE PREDATORY BEHAVIOUR

Extracted from Hansard- House of Assembly 23 September 2020

I seek leave to make a ministerial statement.

Leave granted.

Yesterday, I was asked about the timing of who knew about the 13-year-old girl being a victim of a predator and, in particular, when the Chief Executive of Child Protection, my office or myself became aware. These questions were and are distasteful and insensitive. When the chief executive or I knew about this incident is irrelevant to ensuring adequate care and support was provided to this young girl.

MINISTERIAL STATEMENT: ONLINE PREDATORY BEHAVIOUR

Extracted from Hansard- House of Assembly 22 September 2020

I seek leave to make a ministerial statement.

Leave granted.

Last week, South Australians were confronted by the reports of abhorrent abuse against a minor. Sentencing remarks made by Her Honour Judge McIntyre exposed how truly devious child sex offenders are. I would like to remind the house that at the centre of this is a vulnerable young person in care.

STATUTES AMENDMENT (SENTENCING) BILL

Extracted from Hansard- House of Assembly 22 September 2020

I rise to support the Statutes Amendment (Sentencing) Bill 2020 introduced by the member for Bragg and Attorney-General. As the Attorney-General stated in the house, the bill amends both the Sentencing Act 2017 and the Criminal Procedure Act 1921 and resolves problems with the sentencing reduction scheme that currently operates in our state, which was developed, introduced and passed through the parliament by the former Labor government.

National Child Protection Week 2020

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly 9 September 2020

 I rise in support of the motion brought forward by the member for Badcoe. I would also like to congratulate the member for Reynell on her new role as the shadow minister for child protection. Child protection is an enormously important portfolio and I look forward to bipartisan support to improve the lives of those who matter most: our children. 

Single-Use and Other Plastic Products (Waste Avoidance) Bill

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly 2 June 2020

 I rise today to speak in support of the Single-use and Other Plastic Products (Waste Avoidance) Bill 2020. I commend the Minister for the Environment and Water for bringing forward this bill, which is incredibly popular in the Adelaide electorate. We have a lot of people who are very environmentally minded and see this as a very positive step forward. We have had very good engagement in my electorate sending out a survey, and we had a very high participation rate of filling in that survey and sending it back to our office.