Jun 04, 2024  |  press release

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (15:22): I rise today to talk about union militancy. We are really concerned about projects that are being affected by this on the east coast of Australia, and we are very worried that a number of these issues are going to come here across the border to South Australia. Of course, I am talking about the upcoming contract that is going to be awarded regarding the north-south corridor, and of course I am talking about none other than the CFMEU.

Lance Corporal Mario Giovine

May 02, 2024  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (15:17): Today, I would like to discuss a very serious matter. I want to talk today about Mario Giovine. Mario Giovine is 99 years old. He is the oldest living war veteran of Magill RSL, and I want to thank him for his service. He is an absolute champion. I am looking forward to celebrating 100 years with him in the not too distant future. I stand today to pay tribute to this true Australian hero, Mario Giovine. He is 99 years old, as I said, a war veteran in my own electorate of Hartley. I have had the honour of meeting him several times but again recently during an ANZAC Day dawn service on 25 April at The Gums Reserve.

Gorge Road

Mar 21, 2024  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (15:07): I want to talk about another part of Paradise, which is Gorge Road, Paradise. We know that Gorge Road is a road that traverses many electorates in this place. Recently, what we saw, as reported by The Advertiser, was a severe incident at Gorge Road only last week. We saw that several trees were in fact collected. But before that, only last year in fact, we know that Gorge Road was subject to several serious crashes. In one particular case we saw a car go over to the wrong side of Gorge Road in Paradise and actually collect several houses. I have several residents who continue to live with fear, who continue to live with trauma and are quite traumatised by that incident.

Paradie Burst Water Main

Mar 21, 2024  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (15:07): I rise today to talk about two issues in my electorate in Paradise. The first issue, of course, was from last Saturday, where residents were unfortunately awoken by a very severe burst water main in their street at Hamilton Terrace at Paradise. It was absolutely awful stuff. Unfortunately, they have suffered dearly from this burst. Several residents have actually had to move out of their homes. What is devastating in fact is that this is probably the fourth burst, one resident was telling me, that has occurred in some 15 years. Residents have had to move out. There is water damage right throughout the houses. It is absolutely devastating stuff. People have been literally forced to move out, which is very sad for them.


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.