Topic: speeches

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. 

Neighbour Day

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly 29 April 2020

I thank the member for Elder for introducing this motion. One of my favourite days of the year is Neighbour Day and I have been going for several years now. I have been in this house for 10 years, and probably for most of those it has been widely celebrated in the Adelaide city council area, in particular. 

Adelaide Electorate

Extracted from Hansard - House of Assembly 5 March 2020

It has been almost two years since I was re-elected for my third term as the state member for Adelaide. During this time, there have been many major and local projects announced within the Adelaide electorate, and the Marshall Liberal government has a strong plan to do so much more.

Address in Reply

Extract from Hansard - House of Assembly 18 February 2020

I rise to continue my remarks. The Liberal government has achieved so much already in our first two years in government, and there is a lot more on the horizon. I continue to work to represent those who live and work in the electorate of Adelaide, which incorporates the beautiful City of Adelaide, the heart of our state

Controlled Substances (Youth Treatment Orders) Amendment Bill

Extract from Hansard - House of Assembly 17 October 2019

I rise to speak today in support of the Controlled Substances (Youth Treatment Orders) Amendment Bill 2018. Across Australia, the abuse of illicit substances has a devastating impact, not only to the user but also their families and the broader community. Drug dependence is a serious and complex issue which can lead to substantial illness, disease, social and family disruptions, workplace issues, violence, crime and, sadly, in some cases, death.

Housing SA

Extract from Hansard - House of Assembly 16 October 2019

Public housing and homelessness is a significant social problem across Australia. This very significant social problem is particularly relevant to me as the member for Adelaide and also the Minister for Child Protection. In my electorate and specifically within the CBD, September figures provided from the Adelaide Zero Project by-name list show that 163 people were identified as sleeping rough at 18 September, compared with 208 in August and greater numbers in July, June and May.