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CRIMINAL LAW CONSOLIDATION (DRIVING AT EXTREME SPEED) AMENDMENT BILL

Jun 08, 2021  |  speech

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 26 May 2021.)

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (12:35): I am very pleased to have the opportunity to speak on this bill. Too often, we see examples of hoon drivers playing with their own lives but also the lives of others on our roads. This bill sends a strong message to drivers who have no regard for public safety and choose to drive at extreme speeds on our roads that this behaviour will not be tolerated.

PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE: NORWOOD MORIALTA HIGH SCHOOL REDEVELOPMENT

May 13, 2021  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (11:44): I also rise in support of the motion. It is my absolute pleasure to speak on the $52 million upgrade that is currently underway at Norwood Morialta High School. As part of the Marshall Liberal government's $1.3 billion education capital works program, the $52 million upgrade will increase the capacity of the campus on The Parade to 1,700 students, allowing all year levels to be on the same site.

SCHERER, MR G.

May 05, 2021  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (15:38): Can I compliment you, sir, on the calm and comprehensive way in which you deliberate these matters—very well done.

I rise today to honour a great man and friend from my electorate of Hartley—the late George Scherer. I am also delighted that today his wife of 44 years, Vivette Scherer, has joined us in the gallery to hear his much-deserved tribute. George's whole life was about dedication to his family and service to his local community. I first met George back in 2012 and we remained firm friends from that time forward.

GROOM, MR T.R.

May 04, 2021  |  speech

Condolence motion resumed.

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (14:17): I also rise today to pay tribute to a predecessor of mine in the seat of Hartley, Terence Robert Groom, better known as Terry. I first met Terry while I did my GDLP placement at Camatta Lempens in about 2009. I acknowledge many of the lawyers who spent a fair bit of time at that particular firm where I certainly learnt a lot. I really enjoyed Terry's company during my time there.

CRIMINAL LAW CONSOLIDATION (BUSHFIRES) AMENDMENT BILL

Mar 17, 2021  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (10:42): I rise to speak on the bill, which seeks to amend section 85B of the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 by increasing the maximum penalty for causing a bushfire from 20 years' imprisonment to life imprisonment. It also requires a court to require a person found guilty of an offence under section 85B to pay compensation for injury, loss or damage under section 124 of the Sentencing Act 2017.

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MULTICULTURAL BILL

Mar 04, 2021  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (16:56): Buona sera. It is an absolute pleasure for me to speak on the South Australian Multicultural Bill and I do so as a very proud grandson of Italian migrants who left post World War II Italy to come to Australia seeking a better life. I have often said that I would describe our rich South Australian community as a somewhat beautiful mosaic, with all these different pieces and different cultures coming together.

CRIMINAL LAW CONSOLIDATION (CAUSING DEATH BY USE OF MOTOR VEHICLE) AMENDMENT BILL

Mar 03, 2021  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (17:03): I also rise to speak to the bill. As we have been told, the primary death by dangerous driving offence is found in section 19A of the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 (CLCA), which relates to the unlawful killing of another person as a result of culpable, reckless or negligent driving.

MOTOR VEHICLES (MOTOR BIKE DRIVER LICENSING) AMENDMENT BILL

Mar 02, 2021  |  speech

Final Stages

The Legislative Council agreed to the bill with the amendments indicated by the following schedule, to which amendments the Legislative Council desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly:

No. 1. Clause 7, page 3, after line 36—After subclause (1) insert:

(1a) Section 75A(2)(a)(v)—delete subparagraph (v) and substitute:

(v) has—

FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES (GOVERNANCE) AMENDMENT BILL

Mar 02, 2021  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (17:29): I would like to thank all members who have contributed to the debate on the bill. I also thank the South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission for their work in developing the bill. I would like to reflect back on the comments in the independent review into the 2019-20 bushfire season, which outline SAFECOM's enabling role to allocate resources effectively across the emergency services sector, ensure appropriate levels of strategic and admin support to the emergency services agencies, ensure appropriate risk management systems and practices are in place, and ensure effective consultation with the community in relation to the FES Act.

MOTOR VEHICLES (MOTOR BIKE DRIVER LICENSING) AMENDMENT BILL

Feb 16, 2021  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (11:35): I thank those members who have contributed to the debate on the bill. I also would like to thank the Department for Infrastructure and Transport for their work in developing the bill. In the interests of time, I will keep my remarks brief.