Feb 07, 2024  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (15:10): Unfortunately, rather than a trial of the Talgo
Spanish train going full steam ahead— members interjecting:
The SPEAKER: Order!

Fogolar Furlan 65th Anniversary

Nov 28, 2023  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (16:53): I rise today to talk a little bit about the Fogolar
Furlan club in Felixstowe in my electorate. This weekend, the club celebrates 65 magnificent years.
I want to take the opportunity to congratulate all the volunteers and staff who have made the Fogolar
Furlan club the place that it is over this 65-year period. For generations now—literally generations—
Fogolar Furlan has served our local community. To give an example, my parents had their wedding
reception there in the eighties.


Transport Funding

Nov 28, 2023  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (16:18): South Australia was dealt a savage infrastructure
funding blow just recently. What we saw was the federal Labor government slash around $400 million
in infrastructure investment here in South Australia. What we saw was that they have robbed country
Peter to pay city Paul. What we saw is that Labor's cuts hurt, they hurt badly and they will hurt for
many, many years to come here in South Australia.

Vale Brevet Sergeant Jason Doig

Nov 28, 2023  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (14:26): I, too, rise to pay my respects and pass on my
condolences following the very tragic events of the past two weeks. I rise also to acknowledge the
tremendous work of the whole South Australia Police family that are represented here today. To the
acting commissioner, representatives from PASA—Mark and your team—Police Legacy and other
representative bodies, I sincerely pass on my deepest condolences to Commissioner Stevens' family
and also the family of Brevet Sergeant Jason Doig of Lucindale.

Vale Giuseppe (Joe) Natale

Nov 14, 2023  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (15:23): I might also talk about a giant of soccer, of the football community,
who we have just lost here in the Campbelltown area. Vale to Giuseppe (Joe) Natale. The board life members and members of Campbelltown City Soccer Club, all of us, extend our heartfelt condolences to the Natale family on the passing of Giuseppe (Joe) Natale.

SA Hockey Players Selected in Jillaroos

Nov 14, 2023  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (15:21): I will move onto another sport, which
is hockey. Hockey has certainly expressed a desire in the past to be able to utilise grounds if they do
come up down the track. That allows me to segue into hockey and some recent achievements in the
hockey sector.

East Torrens Baseball Club

Nov 14, 2023  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (15:19): I rise today to wish the East Torrens Baseball Club all the very best for their 100-year celebrations. It is an absolutely amazing feat to reach 100 years. It is an absolutely exceptional club. I want to thank all the sponsors, the volunteers, the players past and present, and the friends and family who have supported those players. It is an extraordinary effort in reaching 100 years. The club has achieved amazing success during those 100 years and has even had players represent minor and also major league clubs. It was a
tremendous weekend that we celebrated just recently in November.


20th Anniversary of Co.As.It.

Oct 31, 2023  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (15:21): I would also like to take this opportunity to update the house about the 20th anniversary of Co.As.It. Many of you in the house may be aware that the idea for Co.As.It. came from the
Hon. Mario Feleppa, a member of the other place, who has known my own family for many decades
now. He was National President of the Patronato INCA. I know that he made several trips to Melbourne to the Co.As.It. interstate to study that model there, pick out the best parts and implement them here. I think it was a good initiative that was started here in South Australia.

Glynde Lutheran Homes

Oct 31, 2023  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (15:17): I rise today to talk about a couple of events that
I recently attended. Firstly, I want to talk a little bit about the Glynde Lutheran Homes. They recently
unveiled a memorial in honour of Adolph and Metha Schulze, the founding family of Glynde Lutheran
Homes in the suburb of Glynde in my electorate. This was established in 1957 by Adolph and Metha,
and the Glynde village now comprises—believe it or not—over 100 two to three-bedroom retirement
homes, spanning well into the electorates of both Hartley and Dunstan. These homes are now home
to hundreds of residents between both seats.


Oct 18, 2023  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (15:13): Today, I rise to talk about the absolutely amazing
Indian community in my electorate of Hartley. As we know, this time of year is certainly a time of
festivity as the Indian community celebrate occasions like Deepavali and Diwali. We know that the
Indian community are a hardworking, aspirational and dedicated group of people and ever growing
as well. I have had the absolute privilege over the years of attending many Indian festivals in my own
electorate and also right across the state. I have also had the privilege of visiting India on three
occasions and, on the most recent visit, actually being able to meet Prime Minister Modi, which was
a real privilege and honour.