ADDRESS IN REPLY
The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (20:01): In speaking to the motion, and in my first speech to the house as the member for Hartley following the state election, I also want to begin by congratulating each and every one of the members, especially the new members, who have been elected. It has been a real pleasure to listen to many of the maiden speeches and to understand what motivates members to run for this place. I have been absolutely inspired, and it has been fantastic to hear the various stories. I am sure that the house as a whole is much richer for having the new members here.
FUND MY NEIGHBOURHOOD
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:42): I rise today to speak to the recent Fund My Neighbourhood grants that saw a local project in Hartley successfully funded, namely, the Morialta netball and tennis club court and facilities upgrade. I congratulate the Morialta Netball Club, a fantastic organisation that over the past 10 years has seen tremendous growth, with over 120 families from the community actively involved in the netball club, which is run by many dedicated volunteers. The last resurfacing of these courts was over 20 years ago and they now have much cracking and lifting in many areas.
TOBACCO PRODUCTS REGULATION (E-CIGARETTE REGULATION) AMENDMENT BILL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (16:38): I rise today to speak to the Tobacco Products Regulation (E-Cigarette Regulation) Amendment Bill 2017 and indicate that I will be the lead speaker on this side of the chamber.
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:21): I rise today to give a bit of an update as to some recent events that I have supported in and around my electorate. Firstly, I would like to commend the Hindu Council of Australia for the wonderful display that they put on for Deepavali (or Diwali) 2017, which is of course the Festival of Lights. It was a great day at the Wayville Showgrounds, and I sincerely congratulate the Hindu Council of Australia on what they did.
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:58): Today, I would like to start by congratulating the Campbelltown Uniting Church on the wonderful spring market that they held on the weekend. There was something for everyone at the spring market, be it craft, plants, home-baked goodies, vintage and retro stalls, a quilt display, refreshments, a barbecue, live music in the church, fairy floss, popcorn and face painting. Obviously, the church does a great job in raising funds for a whole variety of causes, and I commend them for their ongoing effort.
RIPPLES COMMUNITY ARTS
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:19): At the weekend, I had the great pleasure to support Ripples Community Arts Inc for their Edgy art exhibition as part of SALA 2017. It was held at The Gym on Brookway Drive, Campbelltown, in my electorate. It was a great event attended by many in the Lochiel Park family and surrounding areas as well, with many of their family and friends. It was a great opportunity to look at what was a very interesting and varied exhibition of high-quality art aspects.
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:21): Recently, I was fortunate enough to join the member for Mitchell to visit local manufacturer Supashock, an outstanding company based in my electorate in Magill. It was recently announced that Supashock had reached an agreement with Rheinmetall Defence for the German technology and security group to take an equity holding in the company under a cooperative partnership. I would like to especially congratulate Supashock managing director, Oscar Fiorinotto, who recently said that Rheinmetall will take a 49 per cent stake in his company under an agreement signed in Adelaide with a member of the Rheinmetall Defence executive board and also global head of vehicle systems.
INDEPENDENT COMMISSIONER AGAINST CORRUPTION (SERIOUS OR SYSTEMIC MISCONDUCT OR MALADMINISTRATION) AMENDMENT (NO 2) BILL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (11:01): As a politician once said, 'In any race, you can always back vested interest.' That is what we just saw then from the Independent member; we saw vested interest at work. The Independent member even picks the same example the Premier used. Could you not find two examples? What an absolute disgrace. It was probably the same speechwriter as well. The Premier stands up and he pontificates, and he uses language like 'the bill was disposed of' and it was 'thrown in the bin'.
CRIMINAL LAW CONSOLIDATION (CRIMINAL ORGANISATIONS) AMENDMENT BILL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (16:09): I rise today to speak to the Criminal Law Consolidation (Criminal Organisations) Amendment Bill 2017, and I indicate that I will be the lead speaker on this side of the chamber. The bill in question was introduced by the Attorney-General on 21 June this year to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 (CLCA). I can advise that it is the opposition's intention not to oppose the bill in this house. However, we will require further consideration to either amend the bill or block the bill, and we ask for that consideration to be had between the houses and also upon consultation with several stakeholders.
APPROPRIATION BILL 2017
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (20:11): I also rise today to speak to the bill before the house. Before I do that, I want to quote Winston Churchill from many years ago when he said that a country that tries to 'tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle'. That is no more relevant than today with what this government is trying to do. These are the words of Winston Churchill many, many years ago, and how true they still ring following the budget put forward by this tired Labor government.