ROAD TRAFFIC (HELMETS FOR MOTOR BIKE RIDERS) AMENDMENT BILL

Thursday 19 May, 2016

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (11:19): I also rise in support today. The Liberal Party has obviously done its job in forcing the government to act. We understand the South Australian government has been forced to act by the member for Unley's bill, by lobbying the government for much-needed action in this area. Finally, the government has decided to keep up with the rest of Australia, and it is only because of the good work, in bringing this bill to the parliament, of my colleague the member for Unley.

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (11:19): I also rise in support today. The Liberal Party has obviously done its job in forcing the government to act. We understand the South Australian government has been forced to act by the member for Unley's bill, by lobbying the government for much-needed action in this area. Finally, the government has decided to keep up with the rest of Australia, and it is only because of the good work, in bringing this bill to the parliament, of my colleague the member for Unley.

My colleagues have testified how this is a common-sense bill that needs to be put forward. We see time and again how much of a serious issue this is on our roads. Whilst the death toll has come down as a trend from decades ago, in recent times, the last couple of years, it has continued to rise. Any recommendation, any motion, that goes towards reducing the road toll and bringing this sort of thing into line with the rest of Australia—anything that reduces our toll on the roads—is a good thing, so I commend the motion to the house.

Debated adjourned on motion of Hon. T.R. Kenyon.